Last week I used Peter’s formulation for a De Lorenzo clone pizza at reply 117 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,7841.msg45060.html#msg45060 on the Mack thread at Reply 853 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,9068.msg167732.html#msg167732 I decided to make another attempt this week, but to make a NY style pizza out of the dough formulation. I used a TF of 0.07585, but kept the rest of the ingredients percents the same for a 16” pizza, except I changed the IDY to 0.40%.
The dough was mixed yesterday morning, and after all the ingredients were incorporated, I mixed on speed 1 in my Kitchen Aid mixer for 19 minutes. The dough was very tight, but I balled and oiled it, then left it cold ferment until today, then left it room temperature ferment for 3 hrs. As can be seen on the first picture, it can be seen how tight the dough was after it was mixed, and then in the next pictures, how the dough was relaxed until this afternoon when it was baked. The resulting dough ball was very soft and very easy to open. I still don’t understand how a dough can mixed so long and the dough can be so easy to work with the next day.
The resulting pizza was very thin, crispy, and tasty. I am not sure what style this pizza is but it sure tasted like a NY style pizza to my taste testers, Steve, and me.
This was a video of Steve cutting the pizza with a pizza cutter.
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Adventure in Pizza Making
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