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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #240 on: May 03, 2019, 07:46:52 PM »
Not going to lie. The pizzas in this thread look fantastic. I'm just kicking off a batch of dough for dinner 2 nights hence. Here is what I've got going right now.

100% poolish using TXCraig's adjusted recipe with 2% spelt, and I decided to see how CapotBob's beer for the poolish worked. I've got (left to right):

One Degree Sprouted Spelt
KAAP 11.7%
Poolish @ 100% hydration AP yeast @1.25X IDY amount, 16% water for yeast activation, 84% beer
Utepils: Ewald the Golden, Bavarian Style Hefewiezen

In front is Briess Dried Malt Extract (DME), which is (to the best of my understanding) a fully dried version of the Liquid Malt Extract that is specified upthread. Brewing beer comes in handy when you need to slake your thirst AND when you need offbeat ingredients.  ;)

For those of you who are curious, the mod factor for DME vs LME is 75% DME = 100% LME.

Challenge with DME is it is EXTREMELY hygroscopic (attracts water) After opening it will quickly turn rock hard if you dont seal it extremely well.

I'll keep y'all posted.
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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #241 on: May 05, 2019, 08:53:26 PM »
Just finishing up the pizza I started in the post directly above. While not an expert's result, given my skill levels, I declare it a complete success. This recipe is on my short list for home oven bakes

Details: 15 hr pre ferment with 100% poolish as above. 400 g ball, 29 hr cold ferment, 5 hr RT before opening. I was probably a bit over fermented, but the ball was still workable.

Toppings were artichoke bottoms, kalamata olives, capers and leek rings on a simple red sauce with some fresh mozz.

10 minutes on steel. In the home oven, starting at 500 and reduced to 450 at 6 minutes. 30 seconds doming to finish.

Crust taste was very reminiscent of a good rustic artisan loaf. Cornicione was crisp outside with a soft interior, some spring back after biting into it.

Thanks to all for the guidance.

Edit: This morning I realized I forgot to oil the cornicione!  Darn It! I guess we can't call this Mozza style.


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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #242 on: May 05, 2019, 11:28:13 PM »
Just finishing up the pizza I started in the post directly above. While not an expert's result, given my skill levels, I declare it a complete success. This recipe is on my short list for home oven bakes

Details: 15 hr pre ferment with 100% poolish as above. 400 g ball, 29 hr cold ferment, 5 hr RT before opening. I was probably a bit over fermented, but the ball was still workable.

Toppings were artichoke bottoms, kalamata olives, capers and leek rings on a simple red sauce with some fresh mozz.

10 minutes on steel. In the home oven, starting at 500 and reduced to 450 at 6 minutes. 30 seconds doming to finish.


Crust taste was very reminiscent of a good rustic artisan loaf. Cornicione was crisp outside with a soft interior, some spring back after biting into it.

Thanks to all for the guidance.

Francois.du.nord,

That is a nice looking pizza!

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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #243 on: May 29, 2019, 09:35:43 AM »
Sure, If it was me, I'd change it to a room temp ferment. I'm not a fan of using cold ferment on sourdough. Maybe something like 7.5% starter for 12 hours at 77F. You can use this table to help find a starting point for whatever time/temp you want: https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=22649.0

My attempt at TXCraig1's  Mozza clone dough formula with my 7.5% sourdough starter.

Did 12 hour RT ferment but didn't take IT and I live in Philippines so expect that ambient temperature is higher. Had to put in WC (wine cooler) to stop bubble activity in Bulk Ferment. After splitting into 2 balls and less than an hour in RT 87-88F in IT, had to moved them into refrigerator. Then launched 1st ball in my oven much later than I had anticipated.

I really liked the taste of the crust.  2% Spelt flour added that extra oomph.  And I substituted  Malt Barley syrup with a local sweetener, Yacon syrup as couldn't find Malt Barley syrup.  I think that was pretty good too.
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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #244 on: June 03, 2019, 09:35:31 PM »
What do you think this would be like for an 18" pie?
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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #245 on: June 03, 2019, 09:50:28 PM »
What do you think this would be like for an 18" pie?

Is this question directed to me? If yes, I think an 18" pie would look better. 

I'm still a newbie, stretching and opening pies are still very new to me and so I am very cautious. Maybe too much.

Definitely not pleasing to my eyes but the taste of the crust was good. 

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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #246 on: June 03, 2019, 10:28:35 PM »
Is this question directed to me?
Vida

Thanks for the answer, it was meant for anyone. I've never made an 18" pizza with this type of dough so not sure how it would hold up.
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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #247 on: June 03, 2019, 10:50:10 PM »
Thanks for the answer, it was meant for anyone. I've never made an 18" pizza with this type of dough so not sure how it would hold up.

Pazzo,

I shall leave it to the pizza experts to answer your question.  :)

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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #248 on: June 07, 2019, 05:42:11 PM »
What do you think this would be like for an 18" pie?

Might not have been meant for an 18" pizza but it turned out great. I'll definitely use this formula again but probably not in such a large pie.
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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #249 on: June 07, 2019, 08:32:16 PM »
I think your pizza looks good Pazzo.  :pizza:
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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #250 on: June 07, 2019, 09:10:11 PM »
I think your pizza looks good Pazzo.  :pizza:

Thanks. I should have split the dough in half and made two pizzas more similar to a Mozza or Craig's original pie in the beginning of the thread. I think the dough shines much more in that style than a big NY style. It's a great formula and workflow though, give it a try!
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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #251 on: June 15, 2019, 06:03:10 AM »
I'm not trying to clone Mozza but rather trying to come up with a home oven pizza I like besides my Johnny's clone (http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=33831.0). First test:

Total Formula:
97.5% KAAP
1.25% dark rye flour
1.25% wheat germ
72% RO water
2.5% salt
0.15% IDY

Preferment:
41.0% of total formula flour
55.6% of total formula water (this will make the preferment 100% HR)
100.0% of total formula IDY
18 hours at room temp (~68F)

Dissolve the total formula salt in the remaining water. Add in the preferment and mix well. Add in the dark rye flour, wheat germ, and the remaining flour in a half dozen or so increments while mixing at a slow speed. The goal is to incorporate air with the flour. After it has all come together, let it rest for 20 minutes then give it a set of stretch-and-folds. Try to capture air in the dough when you fold. Give it a 12 minute rest followed by another set of stretch-and-folds. Repeat one more time. Divide and ball and refrigerate for 24 hours (48 would be better). Give the balls at least 2 hours at room temp before opening.

The pies below are 350g dough and 14”. I left quite a bit of dough at the cornicione which is painted with EVOO prior to topping.  Next time, I’ll probably go up to 400g with the additional dough in the center of the pie. The cornicione was the size I wanted, but the bottom was a bit too thin.

These were baked at 550 convection on stone. I didn’t time the bakes. I wish I could have gone a bit longer to get a darker crust, but the cheap mozz I had would have failed.

Next time, I’m not going to add any wheat germ. It was OK, and you really couldn’t see it much in the crust, but it’s not the flavor I’m looking for. I will try 2% dark rye w/ 1% honey. Depending on how that comes out, I might try to find some barley malt syrup to try instead of the honey. 

The cheese on these is sliced fresh mozz with some grated fontina.  Overall, I really liked the texture of the crust – nice and crispy on the outside and very light and tender inside.

Thank you to TinRoof for some helpful insights.



Hey Craig ..

have a question , been trying to replicate the Mozza pizza dough .. i followed your formula and came out great ! ..
the only problem is that the balls on the fridge got super flat after 24hrs .. i think this due to the high hydration
i never did  72-75% before .. im usually on the 60% and it holds up great

is this normal ? or im i doing something wrong .. i have all the dough on trays .

i can send u a photo if that helps ..

many thanks bud !

Tin


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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #252 on: June 15, 2019, 06:33:26 PM »
Yes, it's a soft dough that will flatten out, I like to use individual cheap twist-tie plastic food bags for fermenting recipes like this, but smallish plastic tubs with some oil would also be a good choice.
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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #253 on: June 15, 2019, 06:46:04 PM »
I like to use individual cheap twist-tie plastic food bags for fermenting recipes like this

Why make unnecessary trash?
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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #254 on: June 15, 2019, 06:55:08 PM »
Why make unnecessary trash?

Good thing I'm not drinking yet. That would open the door for so many comments I'd regret later  :-D
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« Reply #255 on: June 15, 2019, 10:15:11 PM »
Good thing I'm not drinking yet. That would open the door for so many comments I'd regret later  :-D

Have some bourbon and think about it.   :-*
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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #256 on: June 16, 2019, 06:36:39 AM »
Yes, it's a soft dough that will flatten out, I like to use individual cheap twist-tie plastic food bags for fermenting recipes like this, but smallish plastic tubs with some oil would also be a good choice.

What about if u are making 50 pizzas for party .? i cook a lot of parties and use the classic dough trays ..

do i need to buy a lot plasitc tubs ?

what about re balling it few hours before to give it more shape ?

thanks craig !!!


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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #257 on: June 16, 2019, 06:16:25 PM »
What about if u are making 50 pizzas for party .? i cook a lot of parties and use the classic dough trays ..

do i need to buy a lot plasitc tubs ?

what about re balling it few hours before to give it more shape ?

thanks craig !!!

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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #258 on: July 10, 2019, 08:15:32 PM »
It was a busy 4th celebration up north. I almost forgot to post but here is one of the Mozza-esque pies that came out of the KP. I used the wheat beer starter, but subbed in honey instead of malt extract since I left my malt powder at home. Still turned out nicely if I do say so myself.

This is a 140 second pizza, Mushroom, Spinach, Orange Pepper and Stuffed Green Olive. Delicious!

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Re: Mozza-inspired Pizza for Home Ovens
« Reply #259 on: July 10, 2019, 09:21:07 PM »
It was a busy 4th celebration up north. I almost forgot to post but here is one of the Mozza-esque pies that came out of the KP. I used the wheat beer starter, but subbed in honey instead of malt extract since I left my malt powder at home. Still turned out nicely if I do say so myself.

This is a 140 second pizza, Mushroom, Spinach, Orange Pepper and Stuffed Green Olive. Delicious!

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