This is post is try to explain what it is like to be obsessed with PIZZA and all what goes into making different kinds of pizzas. My relatives have called me a pizza geek and I know I spend way too much time trying to understand how dough behaves and all what can go into many different kinds of pizzas. I know I could make better use of my spare time, instead of going over and over what can go into making a great pizza. I really can't explain why I am so interested in pizza. It is something that began when I decided to open a pizza stand at market. I always did love pizza, but now the understanding of how all doughs behave differently has intrigued me to the point of I am also studying about dough, sauces, preparation of doughs, yeasts, starters, time, temperature, flours, hydrations and how this can all fit into making the kind of pizza I desire to make at any given time. I have learned a lot on my journey, but always I seem to want to know more. I don't know if I could be called a pizza addict, but I am more tending to think I am, by the way I behave and always having to look at all the posts on pizzamaking.com, Slice, and other websites about pizza. I don't know where this journey will take me in understanding more about pizza, but the journey is interesting. Every time I think I am going to shift my focus somewhere else, I am back on the seeking trail about pizza. I have been helped on my journey by many people, as I posted before.
This is something to show what I have accumulated in the past 1 1/2 years since I began this journey. I do have other folders that I didn't post in these pictures. I am always studying over different formulas and also studying what can go into making a better pizza.
I wish this hobby wouldn't take up so much of my time, but right now it does. I know if anyone reads this post, they might think I am crazy to spend so much time trying to learn about pizza. This is my way of life right now. Maybe things will change in the future and I might, if I am lucky, be able to get away from being so involved and obsessed with pizza. I would like to just be on this journey part of my waking hours. Each day I try to not wonder so much about pizza. Hopefully in the next few months, I will be able to start paying attention to other things in my life. Many times it is a lonely road when trying to understand pizza. I can think of many other ways I could improve my life. I could improve my relationship with other people that are close to me, or even develop new relationships with others. I also have many ways I could improve where I live or at my pizza stand. My place where I live needs my attention, too. Some of these things would make my life more positive than studying about pizza all the time. I will continue to help others learn about pizza, if I have enough knowledge to help them, as others have helped me. I think in a way, my life has become too consumed with pizza.
I am always trying to find the best crust taste I can achieve. I think the crust taste of a pizza is what is most important, although the dressing for a pizza can also influence how a pizza tastes.
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.