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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2020, 07:40:29 AM »
Once again I didn't see this thread  :(
Too bad I don't have anymore cheese now  :-D
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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2020, 08:10:03 AM »
You still have 10 days to procure cheese :)
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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2020, 08:22:03 AM »
A pizza doesn't have to have cheese. For example, you could make a sourdough clam chowder pizza.
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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2020, 09:32:54 AM »
The next pizza I am interested in making is another member’s version of an Auriellio’s (Chicago thin). Honestly, it strikes me as having been inspired by something at Aureillio’s rather than an attempt to copy it. However, I have tried making various Chicago thins and don’t feel that continuing or improving that fits the spirit of what we are challenged to do here for February, 2020.


I have never made a stromboli, nor a successful focaccia, nor an intentional calzone. So, I am thinking of choosing one of those for February.




Jon, I have sensed in your posts over the years that you had the dual floor type you described - what a great idea! I have never been sure but thought you had not used the biscotto side. Again, what a luxury - and great foresight to have built both  into one oven. It is remarkable that, until very recently you had not baked on that side. Hoping you now have ‘the bug’ and will begin enjoying and perfecting pizza from the biscotti side in the coming weeks.
Tony- I think I was somewhere between intimidated by the style for some reason and too focused on getting a pizza that was like what I grew up eating. I like the idea of firing the oven up earlier, cooking a few Neapolitan pies, moving the coals and making more of my regular pizza. A few good lessons learned while making these. I doubt it will be too long until I try again.

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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2020, 02:14:36 PM »
A pizza doesn't have to have cheese. For example, you could make a sourdough clam chowder pizza.
if one were so inclined to want to have cheese would emmenthaler be a good addition to your delicious looking pizza?
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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2020, 12:01:28 AM »
You still have 10 days to procure cheese :)

A pizza doesn't have to have cheese. For example, you could make a sourdough clam chowder pizza.

Unfortunately what I would have made was... a Pizza Hut pan pizza!!! And my second choice would have been.. a Chicago deep dish... So if there's no cheese there's no reason to do it  :-D

Craig, I'm not sure I would consider it a pizza  ::)
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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2020, 02:45:58 AM »
Ok good news I received my mozzarella  >:D
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 03:07:08 AM by Yael »
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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2020, 08:36:40 PM »
Here's my contribution to the challenge!!

Pizza Hut's pan pizza!
In the Pizza Hut thread (https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=213.0) I didn't find the % so I also used Pete's 20th reply for reference as well https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=6758.msg59217#msg59217 (I thought Pizza Hut, Papa John's... Pretty much the same deal haha! Please don't kill me).
And I just realize I might have forgotten the sugar in the dough  >:(

Anyway  :P
Dough:
Flour (my usual 'Russian flour' 10.3% protein) 100% (525g)
HR 56%
IDY 0.5%
Salt 1.8%
Milk powder 6% (not exactly pure milk power, it's also has low amounts of sugar and stuff)
Soy oil 7%
Dough enhancer (mix with DATEM, acid ascorbic, amylase..) 0.5%

Procedure:
Mixing 6 min
Dough weight 896g for 18' (TF 1.25)
CF 21.6H (it was at 7°C when I took out of the fridge)
Then spreading on the oiled pan (with EVOO, quite a lot)
Then proofing at RT (24°C) for 4H.
Dressing, baking 13 min (top 260°C 500°F, bottom 280°C 536°F).

Toppings:
Passata di pomodoro Mutti with garlic powder, salt and sugar
Mozzarella filone
Goat cheese
Honey
Oregano
That was an American style French pizza  ::)

Result:
Cons:
- It was a little bit too thick (2.5cm to 3cm)
- Gum line quite thick (not baked long enough? Too thick?) -> indigestible
- Soy oil taste too strong (-> cheap, a little bit disgustful)
Pros:
- I only tried Pizza Hut one or two times, and it was in China, but the result was very similar!!
- Except for the gum line, the crust was quite light with a good texture
- A change once in a while doesn't hurt
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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2020, 04:56:26 PM »
Nice looking pie @Yael.
First picture looks a lot like the start of my focaccia that I'd like to submit to the challenge. Not really a pizza, but close enough.

60% HR
Salt 1% (and more afterwards)
2,5% IDY (short rise)
25 min @ 200 C.

Toppings:
Olive oil
50% olives
Garlic
Salt
Herbs

Taste was quite okay, but the scent... wow. Just amazing. Whole house smells nice!!
« Last Edit: February 27, 2020, 05:04:03 PM by Phony »

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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2020, 08:13:32 PM »
Here is my entry - Ischia Pan Pizza - based on this post about an episode on Pasta Grannies:

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=60895.msg608976#msg608976

I made 2 pizzas. The first got a little scorched on the bottom. It was very delicious, but if I'm going to fire-up the WFO, I think I'll stick with traditional Neapolitan - baked directly on the deck.



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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2020, 08:58:21 PM »
Here is my entry - Ischia Pan Pizza - based on this post about an episode on Pasta Grannies:

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=60895.msg608976#msg608976

I made 2 pizzas. The first got a little scorched on the bottom. It was very delicious, but if I'm going to fire-up the WFO, I think I'll stick with traditional Neapolitan - baked directly on the deck.


Very cool video Bill!  Should you care to share with Pasta Grannies, send to [email protected]   I'm betting she has no clue about the Pizza Forum and how much exposure this particular Grannie segment got.

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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2020, 01:38:48 PM »
Even with the extra day we have been given this month I blew it. I mis-remembered this as a 4 hour project rather than the 30 hrs clearly shown in the formula and description of work.  Based on an enthusiastic response from The Dough Doctor and the photos in this post, I intended to make this focaccia member ‘cerone’ posted a few years ago.


It’s been on my list of things I want to try for a couple years. I hope to try it soon even though it will be too late for this challenge. I hope you will continue to lead these, Bill. It’s interesting and fun to see what people come up with. Participation seems to be improving too despite my own failure to contribute.


https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=36632.msg364543#msg364543


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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2020, 02:34:46 PM »
Very cool video Bill!  Should you care to share with Pasta Grannies, send to [email protected]   I'm betting she has no clue about the Pizza Forum and how much exposure this particular Grannie segment got.

Scott

Thanks, Scott. I shot Vicky an email.

Bill

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Re: February 2020 Monthly Challenge: Make a pizza you have never baked before
« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2020, 05:20:21 PM »
Even with the extra day we have been given this month I blew it. I mis-remembered this as a 4 hour project rather than the 30 hrs clearly shown in the formula and description of work.  Based on an enthusiastic response from The Dough Doctor and the photos in this post, I intended to make this focaccia member ‘cerone’ posted a few years ago.


It’s been on my list of things I want to try for a couple years. I hope to try it soon even though it will be too late for this challenge. I hope you will continue to lead these, Bill. It’s interesting and fun to see what people come up with. Participation seems to be improving too despite my own failure to contribute.


https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=36632.msg364543#msg364543

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