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Offline Engineered Ceramics

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Accidental Mushroom Discovery
« on: January 30, 2008, 09:52:59 PM »
Accidental Mushroom Discovery

I'm fairly new at pizza making, so I hope this isn't old news.

We like a lot of mushrooms, and in the past, I've had problems with my mushrooms losing a lot of liquid, and making my pizza too wet, and even a little mushy.

This time I used sliced baby bella (cremini) mushrooms that I had forgot to wrap, and had dried out in the frig for about 4 days.

This seemed to help a lot with the excess liquid problem.  It also seem to intensify the flavor quite a bit, which was a nice bonus.

Anybody else do anything like this on purpose?

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Re: Accidental Mushroom Discovery
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 10:41:26 PM »
You can reduce the moisture in mushrooms by roasting them. Slice fresh criminis or other mushrooms then mix with a little olive oil and salt. Put a single layer in a baking pan and roast them in your pre-heating pizza oven at 500 for 10-12 minutes. Roasting concentrates the flavor and dries them out.
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