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Offline Chet

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dough smells like a beer
« on: April 19, 2009, 10:50:59 AM »
I made pizza dough 2 days ago, I was going to use it but I did not, so I put in a container and put it in the fridge, I took it out about 1/2 hr ago for tonights pizza, and the dough smells like beer, should I use it or toss it. this was the recipe



4 cups bread or all purpose flour (white)
1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
1 packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 tablespoons olive oil (any good brand), but extra virgin is best
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar, or 1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup milk or 1/4 cup water

Preheat oven 450F.

I prefer using milk for the liquid in this recipe. It adds flavor to your dough. But if you don't have it, use water.

Using a large ceramic mixing bowl, or any suitable food safe bowl, add the flour, make a "well" in middle, and put in 1 teaspoon salt, stir to combine well. Set aside.

Prepare the starter: In a liquid measuring cup pour in 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon sugar or honey, and one package of active dry yeast. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes. Allow to foam up (or proof).

Next, mix the starter (yeast water) and the milk in the bowl containing the flour with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Stir together using a wooden spoon or clean hands.

Note: You will need additional flour to knead on the surface that you're working on. Knead for about 8 minutes or until you get a smooth elastic rubbery dough ball.

Set aside in bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil to keep the dough from drying out. Let dough sit covered lightly with plastic wrap or use a plate or damp clean towel to cover it.

Allow the dough to rise for 30 minutes to an hour. Flatten dough and press out into a circle to fit the pan it will be baked in. Spread it out evenly, don't be afraid to lift underneath to stretch the dough. Sprinkle baking pan with yellow cornmeal or Farina. If you don't have these on hand you can use flour or simply grease the pan with olive oil using a paper towel.

Top with your favorite spaghetti sauce, spreading out using the back of a spoon, then add shredded or sliced mozzarella cheese, and jack or Parmesan cheese.

Layer on some cooked meats, and add pizza style vegetables, such as mushrooms, sliced peppers, and chopped onions.

Bake for about 12-14 mins, but watch it!

When the bottom looks slightly browned and the pizza looks bubbly, remove from oven.

Now enjoy the best pizza you ever had!

Offline Flagpull

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Re: dough smells like a beer
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 11:34:31 AM »
Use it! Most def!

Offline PizzaHog

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Re: dough smells like a beer
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 11:42:34 AM »
Agreed!  Bake it up.  You may have found a new favorite method here.

Offline Chet

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Re: dough smells like a beer
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 07:33:10 PM »
  For those who said to use the dough, my wife and kids feel this was probably one of the tastiest doughs I have ever made, browns very nicely in a home oven at 500deg. this recipe is going to be a keeper for us!


Offline smarttowers

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Re: dough smells like a beer
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 07:42:32 PM »
Even being new from reading some of the other posts I figured that was gonna be a good dough. I'm looking at making a cold fermented dough for the first time to make some pizza in a couple days. I've always made dough right before i made the pizza so this is a new thing for me.


Offline pjbear05

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Re: dough smells like a beer
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 10:37:14 PM »
Smelled like beer?  Sounds like the dough was through  rising and starting to ferment.

In my early dough making days I would do a 20 minute warm rise at lowest oven setting. Then put the bowl in a back bedroom of my house that would have an ambient temperature of 85 and let it sit for 8-10 hours. That dough had and intense odor of beer!

This was before I got on the forums here and learned about long period cold rising, but for sure Chet, I'd use dough like that in a minute! ;D
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Offline lilbuddypizza

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Re: dough smells like a beer
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2009, 10:53:10 PM »
At Papa Del's in Champaign, IL, when work was over and we were getting ready to throw leftover dough out, we would place our hands at the center of the dough tub and while quickly spreading open the dough mass, place our heads into the dough and inhale as much as possible. gave us a hell of a buzz (Temporarily).