Posted by Meredith Smith, July 11, 2011 http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2011/07/my-pie-monday-sicilian-rianata-nutmeg-pizza.html
Happy Monday, Slice'rs! This week's gallery showcases some of the holiday weekend creations from your brethren in pizza. There's a classic Neapolitan with peppers and onions from Ev, a B.A.T. (that's bacon, arugula, and tomato) pie from amusebouche1, and a Mack's Pizza clone from Norma427. Alosha7777 gets closer to pie perfection, and Slice-inspired pies come from Kakugori, thanks to last week's Mi Famiglia review, and Jimmyg, after reading Scott Wiener's Sicilian pizza lesson. And, last but not least, we have a first time submission from my mom (cool name to follow).
SLIDESHOW: My Pie Monday: Sicilian Rianata, Nutmeg Pizza and Much More!
My Pie for MPM
Mack's Pizza Clone by Norma427: "This was a clone attempt for Mack's pizza. I used the Shurfine brand of tomato paste for this attempt, with added sugar, dried crushed basil leaves, oregano and salt added to the sauce. It was applied with a squeeze bottle. The white cheddar was applied on the skin first, then the swirls of tomato sauce, then a second round of cheese.
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
There are many ways to go about trying to make any kind of pizzas you want to create. PIZZA making is fun and also you get to eat your finished product. I learned to make all my pizza on http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php If you look on pizzamaking.com you can see all the beautiful creations of pizzas members make on this site. Members and moderators help members and guests achieve almost any kind of pizzas they want to create. Since joining this site, my pizza making skills have gone from non-existent to something much better. I invite you to take a look at this site.