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Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« on: May 25, 2012, 06:50:05 PM »
Bought the Jim Lahey Pizza Book and thought I'd give his method a try with the Caputo 00 Flour I had on hand.  70% hydration dough with a slow 24 hour room temp fermentation, balled and rested for 2 hours before baking.   Very light, puffy cornicione, with a nicely developed crumb and pretty tasty.  Baked in the WFO at 800 for about 75 seconds.  Going to try this again with some different flour blends.

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 06:58:22 PM »
BEAUTIFUL PIZZA !!!!

Not familiar with Jim Lahey's methods.  What is unique?   

Thanks

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 07:04:33 PM »
Jim Lahey is a NYC baker known for "no-knead" technique with slow ferment, very light handling.  He won a lot of attention with his no knead bread recipe published in NY Times several years ago that allows a novice to produce a pretty appealing loaf of bread with a very simple technique.  Typically very high hydration doughs, letting the the glutens develop naturally over time vs. through kneading.

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 07:28:57 PM »
Oh Yeah... Knew about the no knead bread but didn't connect the dots to his name.  Makes since for pizza dough...

Nice Work

May have to give the book a looksy. 

Thanks for posting... been missing some good pizza pics

Scot


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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 07:44:18 PM »
Very nice looking pies!
"We make great pizza, with sourdough when we can, baker's yeast when we must, but always great pizza."  
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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 08:04:06 PM »
Thank you TX Craig - man I dream about having a set up like you have with the Acunto in the garage - that's the ultimate. Weather proof, professional quality...you rock!

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 11:53:05 AM »
I've been using this same dough and it definitely develops nice flavor. It is very soft, tender, and delicate. I would like a slight bit more chew, so I may try a blend of more bread flour, or slightly less hydration. Overall, awesome dough so far! Very easy.
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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 10:48:25 AM »
sorry to be off topic but can I ask who's oven is that and who makes the stand?

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012, 12:46:06 PM »
sorry to be off topic but can I ask who's oven is that and who makes the stand?



That looks like a primavera from forno bravo. They make the stand as well.
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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2012, 01:18:07 PM »
Your pies look great!  Very inspiring. I've used Lahey's formula and techniques and I've been pretty happy with them, other than setting off my smoke alarms. 

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2012, 11:08:07 AM »
Ring kingpin,

The oven is the Primavera 60 from Forno Bravo, which ships with the stand.  Nice little oven, but if was doing it over, I'd probably go for a slightly larger oven.  One pie at a time in the P60, without a lot of breathing room...but it cranks temp wise.  Not that easy to regulate temps because it's so small, but after a couple of years of practice I have a routine down that mostly works.

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 08:06:28 PM »
 jim lahey should have used those pizzas to represent his work. absolutely beautiful looking pizza !!!

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2012, 10:10:44 AM »
Beautiful looking pies, you should be very proud.

Not to hijack your thread but I would like to ask you a question about your oven.  Due to HOA bull----t I will not be able to build the oven I want.  I was looking at the Primavera 60 but was also concerned about the size.  Do you have any opinion on this oven: 

http://www.fornobravo.com/store/Andiamo70-Assembled-28-Wood-Pizza-Oven.html

Do you think 28'' is a big difference from 24''?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2012, 06:07:37 PM »
Thanks Larry!  Definitely an admirer of your handiwork.

Bicster, I would definitely go with the 28" oven vs.the 24"?  Those extra 160 square inches should give you a little more breathing space to work with.  The 24" oven is extremely tight.  I personally like the looks of the Andiamo.  Unfortunately wasn't an option 2 years ago when I was shopping.  The stand looks sturdy, and depending on your patio set up, casters could come in handy as well?

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 06:48:31 AM »
very great looking pies.  was the dough sour?

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Re: Jim Lahey Method with Caputo 00 in WFO Trial
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 11:15:03 AM »
Looks awesome!
Very jealous of you WFO owners. :(

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