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Ice Cubes on Pizza Dough
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:12:30 PM »
I saw that Stefano Callegari from Sbanco pizzeria in italy puts ice cubes on his dough before baking it for cacio e pepe pizza. It has a crispy crust, creamy center, and sandy top. Has anyone ever tried or done this?

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 12:25:08 PM »
He also adds “criscito” with the active dry yeast when making the dough.

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Re: Ice Cubes on Pizza Dough
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 12:21:37 AM »
I saw that too but have not tried it yet. Someday when I have higher temperatures available I hope I remember to try this. Very interesting. Seems like something one of our grandmas would have come up with.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 07:54:44 PM »
I tried it.  It works but it sure feels strange putting ice cubes on a dough. It was good but not something I’d make every time I make pizza.
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Re: Ice Cubes on Pizza Dough
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 09:05:52 PM »
I tried it.  It works but it sure feels strange putting ice cubes on a dough. It was good but not something I’d make every time I make pizza.
Thanks for posting this. I bet it did seem strange. Rhetorically, I wonder how crushed ice or misting would work/change things.
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Re: Ice Cubes on Pizza Dough
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 06:05:35 AM »
Looks great Brad!

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Re: Ice Cubes on Pizza Dough
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 08:52:57 AM »
 That looks really tasty. The ice gives that dough a hot wet surface to melt the cheese into a sauce and the top eats dry.seems like it would be a interesting texture when eating it. What cheese do you use?

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Re: Ice Cubes on Pizza Dough
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 12:27:25 PM »
That looks really tasty. The ice gives that dough a hot wet surface to melt the cheese into a sauce and the top eats dry.seems like it would be a interesting texture when eating it. What cheese do you use?
I used Pecorino Romano for the cheese as called for in the video.  I grated the cheese very finely to help it melt as much as possible on the hot pizza. 

It is a little bit of a challenge I think to get the right amount of ice on the dough do that it is just wet enough by the time the outer crust is done cooking. 

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Re: Ice Cubes on Pizza Dough
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 07:22:45 AM »
Did you add salt to your dough for this pizza (and if you did, what %?)? For some reason in the first video link when he shows how to make this pizza dough, he does not add salt. Maybe because there is so much salt in the pecorino cheese that the final cooked pizza would be too salty if you put salt in the dough too?

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Re: Ice Cubes on Pizza Dough
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 09:15:30 AM »
Did you add salt to your dough for this pizza (and if you did, what %?)? For some reason in the first video link when he shows how to make this pizza dough, he does not add salt. Maybe because there is so much salt in the pecorino cheese that the final cooked pizza would be too salty if you put salt in the dough too?
Same dough as always.  I usually use 2% salt
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Re: Ice Cubes on Pizza Dough
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2018, 01:21:31 PM »
Just seems strange to me. Can it be any good with all that hard cheese?
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Re: Ice Cubes on Pizza Dough
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2018, 02:59:44 PM »
Just seems strange to me. Can it be any good with all that hard cheese?

This pizza is a riff on a Roman staple, Cacio e Pepe.  It is made in much the same way and is out of this world good when done correctly.  The pizza would have to be amazing too. I may take a run at it tomorrow or this weekend. 

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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2018, 11:01:20 AM »
This pizza is a riff on a Roman staple, Cacio e Pepe.  It is made in much the same way and is out of this world good when done correctly.  The pizza would have to be amazing too. I may take a run at it tomorrow or this weekend.
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