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Offline hammettjr

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #440 on: May 06, 2017, 09:51:22 AM »
My son's school serves pizza every Friday.   He refuses to eat it (along with everything else they serve).

Yeah, not to worry Harry. Obama couldn't take on the food lobby so shifted focus from food to exercise. Pizza is still served...and still counts as a serving of vegetables.  ;D

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #441 on: May 21, 2017, 12:23:41 PM »
We popped over to L&B last week and dined inside, grabbing slices.

We got a little bit of that "gummy" top layer...but it wasn't a deal breaker for us. We both thought the slices were excellent. I think I have a good idea of why it happens. They came to the table freshly baked, so they were sliced straight out of the oven. Any bread cut when that hot will compress the crumb into something gummy in appearance.

That said, man I love their dough. It reminded me of another baked good I've had but I can't put my finger on it. Maybe a type of italian cookie in texture. The dough was also like a malty kind of sweet.

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #442 on: October 17, 2018, 02:27:32 PM »
Shows some about making an L&B Spumoni pizza.



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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #443 on: October 21, 2018, 01:46:18 PM »
Low hydration and satin smooth

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #444 on: October 21, 2018, 01:58:03 PM »
It reminded me of another baked good I've had but I can't put my finger on it.

Wonder Bread?

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #445 on: October 22, 2018, 12:55:24 AM »
Not wonder bread. I'd have to have it again and think on it while I tasted. It always tasted a little sweeter/caramelized to me.

Wonder Bread?

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #446 on: October 07, 2019, 01:17:15 AM »
7 years in the making since I first tasted a square of L&B. Tonight's L&B clone.  Needed just a bit more sauce but crust is definitely very very good. 
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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #447 on: October 08, 2019, 02:20:25 PM »
Did you have to use a rolling pin to get the cake-like crumb?

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #448 on: October 08, 2019, 03:51:41 PM »
Did you have to use a rolling pin to get the cake-like crumb?
wouldn't that defeat the whole purpose??
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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #449 on: October 08, 2019, 10:59:20 PM »
Did you have to use a rolling pin to get the cake-like crumb?

Yes I do.  Rolled out first then hand stretched to fit the pan.  L&B uses a sheeter to roll out their dough prior to panning.

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #450 on: October 08, 2019, 11:44:57 PM »
Cake like crumb comes from the dough.  🤫
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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #451 on: October 08, 2019, 11:53:32 PM »
Cake like crumb comes from the dough.  🤫

Absolutely Bob.  The sheeting is only one part of the equation, a necessary part IMO.

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #452 on: October 10, 2019, 11:04:20 AM »
Chau,

That pie looks soooo much better than the L & B we ate on the NY tour. 

Please share your formula and flow.

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #453 on: October 10, 2019, 12:42:59 PM »
Absolutely Bob.  The sheeting is only one part of the equation, a necessary part IMO.

    Yours sure looks good. How high hydration did you do Chau?
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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #454 on: October 11, 2019, 01:13:59 AM »
Chau,

That pie looks soooo much better than the L & B we ate on the NY tour. 

Please share your formula and flow.

Thank you Bobino!   I've got a few more things to test out before I do that, but in the meantime I'll be happy to help if anyone has specific questions.

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Re: Reverse Engineering L&B Spumoni Gardens' Square pie
« Reply #455 on: October 11, 2019, 01:17:30 AM »
    Yours sure looks good. How high hydration did you do Chau?
 
Thanks Bob.  For the Minn. Girl BF that I am using, hydration is 52% with 6% oil.  Your flour may require more water. 
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