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Offline blowtorch

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OK, so I'll preface this by saying I wanted the oven half for pizza, half for baking bread and roasting meats outdoors.  As far as pizza goes, I'm a novice.

Having said that, I've made quite a few pizzas and I'm ready to jump into a dedicated oven.  I usually buy my dough ready made, though, so I'm looking to ramp up operations here, including making my own dough.

I've seen a few of the recipes here and I'm going to give them a shot - is there a list of preferred ingredients (dough, yeast)?  Is there a book that you could recommend aimed at the home cook (well trained/traveled home cook, not the guy waiting on the Blue Apron delivery)?  Do I jump for the 00 Caputo flour from the start?  I've got digital scales and I'm used to baking by volume and modernist cooking, so I don't mind getting technical.

Offline IndyRob

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I would say don't go for any specialty ingredients up front.  Just some bread flour, perhaps.  I read one post here from a self-professed newbie who read through all the topics he could on this site, spent $40 on ingredients for his first pie and wound up with a disaster.  Very discouraging.

It was years before I bought any "00" flour.  And when I finally did, it was useful to have experience with other flours so I knew *how* it differed, and what effect it had.

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You got a great oven. Take the time to learn, don't discouraged if the first pies aren't picture perfect. Great pizza is about experience more than any other single factor.

It's likely you don't need any special ingridients, however what you need is a function of the pizza. What kind of pizza do you want to make?
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Offline Satyen

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If course there are lots of recipes on the forum but the dough generator has quick links to some of the popular ones

http://doughgenerator.allsimbaseball9.com

Offline ebpizza

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Hi
I also have the Pizza Party oven. Good choice. I'd recommend that you keep it simple at first and use commercial yeast with a same day room temp rise.

I've been using the oven just for a couple of years, my first attempts were not great looking:

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=38780.msg388089#msg388089

Things are looking better now:
https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=23d9c58c9a139c89bd8216c057fd7888&topic=44790.0



Here are some links that include non pizza bakes:
https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=43372.new#new

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=48141.0
 
The second link has a recipe for same day room temp rise.





« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 09:32:18 AM by ebpizza »

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Offline Pete-zza

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ebpizza,

Looking through the photos in the links you provided, I would say that you have done a terrific job with the Pizza Party oven.

Peter

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Thanks. Still learning :-)

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OK, so I'll preface this by saying I wanted the oven half for pizza, half for baking bread and roasting meats outdoors.  As far as pizza goes, I'm a novice.

Having said that, I've made quite a few pizzas and I'm ready to jump into a dedicated oven.  I usually buy my dough ready made, though, so I'm looking to ramp up operations here, including making my own dough.

I've seen a few of the recipes here and I'm going to give them a shot - is there a list of preferred ingredients (dough, yeast)?  Is there a book that you could recommend aimed at the home cook (well trained/traveled home cook, not the guy waiting on the Blue Apron delivery)?  Do I jump for the 00 Caputo flour from the start?  I've got digital scales and I'm used to baking by volume and modernist cooking, so I don't mind getting technical.

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