I decided to use a preferment Lehmann dough ball I had made yesterday, (not the regular Lehmann and preferment Lehmann dough mixed) and bake it in my square steel pan with manteca as the oil. I also use 3 tablespoons of manteca to oil the square steel pan. Steve, my other taste testers and I thought this pizza was very tasty. As can be seen on the steel pan after the bake, there was a lot of manteca left that wasn’t soaked up by the bottom crust. I didn’t use a paper towel to oil this time, but used the rubber spatula I had posted in my last post.
This is what dressings were used on the pizza made in the square steel pan with Mexican manteca. The dressings where, my regular tomato sauce, spinach, Salami, Capicolla ham, sharp white cheddar, two kinds of mozzarella, 3 grated chesses, Feta, and Gorgonzola cheese. I guess all those cheeses also gave the pie the good taste it had.
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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