My Pie Monday
Posted by: Meredith Smith
There is no shortage of inspiration in today's My Pie Monday. Norma427 experimented with Triple Berry Muffin mix, jamesschulman went the Lahey No-Knead route, jimmyg and Gregg took beer from pizza companion to crust's combining agent, and amusebouche1 united pizza, hoisin, and five-spice powder seasoned duck. Tscarborough's herbaceous proscuitto and cherry tomato pie evidenced home oven mastery, Ev made a white garlic alfredo, and T Alm created a vegan version of Kenji's NY style pizza. After seeing last week's Micucci's review radish was inspired to make the "Sicilian slab" her first MPM submission, and tell me it doesn't rival the original!
Norma's Triple Berry Muffin Pie: "This pizza was made with Betty Crocker Triple Berry Muffin mix, in a pouch, with added other ingredients. It was an experimental pie, but turned out well. In my opinion if was a great dessert pizza. The dressing using were, St. Dalfour "Royal Fig" (100 % fruit) with added blueberries and confectionery sugar after the bake. This was the first pizza I did like reheated in the microwave. This pizzas tasted like a pizza and dessert. I added extra blueberries in the reheat in the microwave. http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2011/05/my-pie-monday-20110523-slideshow.html#show-161531
My pizza making “buddy” Steve’s (Ev) pizza on Slice:
Ev's Garlic Alfreado Pizza: "Almost done! Garlic Alfredo, White N.Y. style on a Peter Reinhart recipe 64% hydration, KASL dough."
Great looking pies “Slicers”!!!
There are so many variables that go into making a PIZZA. The hydration of the dough, flour, yeast and many more.. Amounts of any kind of yeast in a pizza can make a big difference. Most recipes posted on the web, use too much yeast in their recipes. What I have found out so far, is either bulk fermenting the dough or cold fermenting the dough will give a better flavor in the crust. I am still experimenting to find different flavors in the crust of pies. In my opinion pizza is all about the best flavor you can achieve in a crust. I still am on the journey about flavors in the crust. Even differences in temperatures in you home or times of the year can influence how much yeast to use. If you want a pizza to develop flavors in the crust, there are many ways to go about achieving this.
Adventure in Pizza Making
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