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Offline icantpickem

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Desperately Seeking Wood Fired Dough Recipe
« on: July 29, 2007, 12:42:50 PM »
Hello, we just installed a wood fired oven, and have played with a few dough recipes.  But not sure we have the right recipe/formula.  Our oven is 600-800 degrees.

Any suggestions, something easy, or with a starter?

Thx!! :chef:

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Re: Desperately Seeking Wood Fired Dough Recipe
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007, 01:23:49 PM »
But not sure we have the right recipe/formula.  Our oven is 600-800 degrees.

There is no "right" recipe or formula. Depends on what kind of crust you like and are trying to make. What have you tried and what don't you like about it? What kind of flour have you been using.

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Re: Desperately Seeking Wood Fired Dough Recipe
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007, 02:25:15 PM »
I've not tried anything yet.  Been reading, and getting confused.  Sounds like King Arthur flour is the way to go, since it's readily avaialble in CA.  Any thoughts?  thx!  ???

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Re: Desperately Seeking Wood Fired Dough Recipe
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007, 07:40:26 PM »
No thoughts until you describe the kind of crust you're trying make.

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Re: Desperately Seeking Wood Fired Dough Recipe
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2007, 09:05:57 PM »
have played with a few dough recipes

"I've not tried anything yet"

Yes you do sound confused.......something easy? How about Frozen Dough.
I would stay away from using a starter until you learn how to understand and manage more standard doughs.I think you will become more confused and frustrated venturing down that path at this stage.Have you got a grasp on your oven yet? Have you any prior experience with handling dough? You certainly need to determine what outcome you want ,and how you want it to cook before you can tweak any recipe / formula you may have.All these things will have an impact on what members may suggest to you.There is no magic pill.You have chosen to start with a wood fired oven,which takes time,skill and perseverance to master.The rewards IMO are that they can produce the best Pizza imagineable.Their downfall however is that they have a great learning curve and seemingly add innumerable nuances to achieving what you may be aiming for.My guess is that if you invest some time and effort reading  the boards you will have the answers.Best of luck.
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Re: Desperately Seeking Wood Fired Dough Recipe
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2007, 09:37:30 PM »
I just finished my wood fired oven. I have been using the Lemann NY style pizza dough recipe. Tums out wonderful. I have been staying on the low hydration side (60%) just to better manage the dough. I plan on working my way up as I gain experience. Usually bake a pie in about two minutes.
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Re: Desperately Seeking Wood Fired Dough Recipe
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2007, 11:19:49 PM »
Another member, Mel, apparently has had good success with the Lehmann dough formulation with a wood-fired oven, as noted at this thread: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,2003.msg17661.html#msg17661. However, there are many other possibilities.

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Re: Desperately Seeking Wood Fired Dough Recipe
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007, 09:54:00 PM »
Thanks for the comments and feedback.  I just thought there would be several dough recipes out there for wood fired pizzas.  I will give the suggestions a try and also Jeff's from NY.

I've just read so many different recipes off the net..to add sugar, starter, oil, etc..or stay with a basic flour, yeast, salt, water.

Any dough ideas, please don't hesitate..manga ;D

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Re: Desperately Seeking Wood Fired Dough Recipe
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2007, 12:09:52 AM »
Stick with flour/water/yeast/salt...

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Re: Desperately Seeking Wood Fired Dough Recipe
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007, 09:49:48 AM »
Another great resource for what you're seeking is Jeff Varasano's amazing website. Just search for "Varasano Slice NY" and you'll find it. I haven't had a chance to use his recipe, but it looks extremely promising and others have had success with it.

Good luck!

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