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.


Preferment for Lehmann Dough Pizzas

Crust of Pizza

Crust of Pizza
Rim of Preferment Lehmann Formula

Adventure in Pizza Making

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Sicilian Pizza

Sicilian Pizza
Sicilian Pizza with Preferment for Lehmann Dough

At my mom's home getting ready to bake in her gas oven

At my mom's home getting ready to bake in her gas oven
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Bread with Ischia Starter 9/03/2010...Same formula used for pizza

I used the Ischia starter that was incorporated into the Lehmann dough, to make this bread.  The formula use is at the end of this post.                    

I had made the formula above and had two dough balls.  One dough ball was used to make pizza on Tuesday and the one I used yesterday was made into bread.  After I had mixed the above formula the dough was left to bulk ferment, before I balled the dough.  The dough ball from that formula was left to cold ferment for 4 days to make the bread.

The bread tasted a lot different than the pizza, when using the same formula and using different bake temperatures.

Formula for two dough balls for 14" pizza

Total Formula:
Flour (100%):                552.51 g  |  19.49 oz | 1.22 lbs
Water (61%):                337.03 g  |  11.89 oz | 0.74 lbs
Salt (01.75%):                  9.67 g | 0.34 oz | 0.02 lbs | 1.73 tsp | 0.58 tbsp
Total (162.75%):           899.21 g | 31.72 oz | 1.98 lbs | TF = 0.1030225
Single Ball:                           449.6 g | 15.86 oz | 0.99 lbs

Flour:                               39.76 g | 1.4 oz | 0.09 lbs
Water:                              39.76 g | 1.4 oz | 0.09 lbs
Total:                                79.51 g | 2.8 oz | 0.18 lbs

Final Dough:
Flour:                      512.75 g | 18.09 oz | 1.13 lbs
Water:                     297.28 g | 10.49 oz | 0.66 lbs
Salt:                             9.67 g | 0.34 oz | 0.02 lbs | 1.73 tsp | 0.58 tbsp
Preferment:                 79.51 g | 2.8 oz | 0.18 lbs

Total:                        899.21 g | 31.72 oz | 1.98 lbs  | TF = 0.1030225


Total:                        899.21 g | 31.72 oz | 1.98 lbs  | TF = 0.1030225

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