On pizzamaking.com recently there was a great discussion of what websites to look at for learning more about bread and pizza.
This was foolishpoolish (Toby’s) contributions. You can get a good idea of the various approaches and history of mixing dough (but please bear in mind this is for making bread rather than pizza) in this excellent 3 page article covering the BBGA class taught by Lionel Vatinet (not to be confused with Bertinet!):
Didier Rosada mentions the techniques in this SFBI newsletter from 2007: from Toby
These are Pete-zza (Peter’s) contributions:
As Lydia mentioned to the forum back in 2007, at,
Another good SFBI article by Didier Rosada, on dough strength, can be found at:
Throw in Rosada's articles on the use of preferments at:
and the material on baking at the theartisan.net website at http://www.theartisan.net/index.html
and one has a very nice little library at only the cost of printer paper. I would imagine that the Tartine Bread book by Chad Robertson also dovetails nicely with the other writings mentioned above.
What is also not generally known is that several of the forum's dough calculating tools at:
can also be used for making, modifying and formulating bread doughs as well as pizza doughs. For this purpose, one would use the Dough Weight option.
BTW, Jeff Yankellow, who is mentioned in the article referenced by Toby at:
was also formerly with the SFBI.
I can only hope if anyone is interested in seeing how bread and pizzamaking might be related you can read these articles and become more informed how to make a good dough.
Thanks Toby and Peter for the great links and discussions!
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