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

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.

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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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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mack's Attempt with Dietz and Watson's Sharp White Cheddar 11/15/2011

The Mack’s attempt with the Dietz and Watson’s sharp white cheddar went okay in terms of the crust and sauce, but the flavor of the Dietz and Watson’s sharp white cheddar didn’t taste like the cheese Mack’s uses.  The Dietz and Watson’s sharp white cheddar was a very creamy and a buttery cheese when baked on the Mack’s attempt.  If anyone likes a different flavor when making a pizza in the cheese, the Dietz and Watson’s sharp white cheddar is a good cheese to give a try.  It melted very well, was greasy, didn’t break down, and added a very delicious taste to the pizza.  Steve, Randy, my taste testers, and I all enjoyed this cheese on a pizza.

The sauce used was the Great Value tomato paste from Walmart.  It also was very good and close to the taste of a Mack’s pizza.  I added a fair amount of dried Oregano, a little dried basil, salt, pepper, and water to thin the paste.  The Great Value tomato paste also is a good paste to use for sauce for a pizza in my opinion.  After adding the spices, the sauce sat for awhile and it really changed the flavor profile.  We thought the flavor profile really became better.

We all enjoyed the Mack’s attempt with the Dietz and Watson’s sharp white cheddar, but I should have put less cheese on the Mack’s attempt.

Randy, a friend of Steve’s and mine, that comes to market each week, seems to be very knowledgeable about almost anything, and we all were talking about maybe what kind of white cheddar that might have been used back in the 50’s for a pizza businesses.  Randy mentioned Cooper American sharp cheddar, because he knew it was made years ago.  He said Cooper American sharp cheddar does have a tang and is creamy.  I checked on the web about Cooper sharp cheddar and found it was made in the Pa. area in the 50’s.  http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_makes_cooper_sharp_cheese  I can easily purchased some Cooper sharp cheddar to try on a Mack’s attempt maybe for another week.  If anyone has access to Cooper sharp American, maybe they might want to try the cheese on a Mack’s attempt.  Cooper sharp cheddar is like an American cheese with a tang, but I am not sure if Cooper sharp cheddar is manufactured by Schreiber Foods, Inc. or not.  This is a picture of 5 lb. of Cooper Sharp American cheese and it can be purchased at Walmart.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cooper-Sharp-American-Cheese-5-Lb/15136820  I would guess, but don’t know, if the Cooper Sharp Yellow American might taste like the Cooper Sharp White American. http://www.shoprite.com/pd/Cooper/Cheese-Sharp-Yellow-American/1-lb/277747000000/  Another link for product finder for Cooper Sharp American cheese, if anyone is interested. http://www.hannaford.com/product/Deli/Cheese/Slicing-Cheeses/Cooper-Sharp-Cheese/c/28189/sc/46299/ssc/46308/794622.uts?refineByCategoryId=46308 


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