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Neauxla
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Give me your pizza dough/sauce recipes?



I'm gonna try my hand at homemade pizza this week. Instead of buying dough and sauce, I'd like to make my own.

Give me your recipes. TIA







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CITWTT
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Just Google focaccia for the dough recipe, consider some Herbs de Provence as being a thing to use lightly along with chopped garlic. A light brushing with a bit of good olive oil before the sauce is a good thing.





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Gris Gris
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I love Jim Lahay's recipe. The link is in the thread below and there are some videos if you google.

LINK

Here's another thread on pizza making. You don't have to have the baking steel for this dough. It reminds me of Domenica's dough if that's what you're after.

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MeridianDog
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I have done this one and it is good.


Peter Reinhart's Napoletana Pizza Dough

4 1/2 cups 20.25 oz bread or ap flour
1 3/4 teaspoons (.44 oz) salt
1 teaspoon (0.11 oz) instant yeast
1/4 cup (2 ounces) olive oil optional
1 3/4 cups (14 ounces) water, ice cold (40 degrees f) Semolina flour or cornmeal for dusting

Stir together flour, salt and instant yeast in a 4 qt. bowl or electric mixer. Mix until flour is absorbed with paddle attachment until dough is a smooth mass 5/7 min. To get a smooth sticky dough. Dough should clear sides of bowl but stick to bottom. Add flour if this doesn't happen. If bottom comes away add water drops

Transfer dough to counter top. Cut into 6 pieces, roll into balls and store overnight in fridge

Remove 2 hours before cooking


Sauce: I just do it.

Questions you need to ask yourself - do you like sweeter sauce, stronger herbal flavor

Use crushed tomatoes and about equal parts of basil, oregano, garlic, marjoram (fresh is best, but I hardly ever have/use all fresh). Add to taste preference, salt, sugar (if you like) or honey. If you like thicker sauce, dump crushed tomatoes into a sieve lined with a paper towel to remove some of the liquid.






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hungryone
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I use the aforementioned Lahey dough, as I don't like sugar or oil in my pizza crust.

Sauce: personal preference is so wide on this one. I like a very light, plain, tomato-centric sauce. Typically, I use Cento tomato passatta (peeled, seeded tomato puree), which is sold in glass bottles. Second best is a high-quality canned crushed tomato (or use Pomi brand in tetrapaks if you can find it), just drain off some of the liquid before using.






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OTIS2
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quote:

Peter Reinhart's Napoletana Pizza Dough
Is what I use...damn good dough. Just got to think ahead.






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BlackenedOut
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Third Lahey.

For a sauce, Lakey is on the money as well. 28 ounce can of San Marzano tomatoes. Squish them up with your hands. Add salt and olive oil. That's it. I forgot the amounts olive oil and salt but Im sure its google-able.






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Sherman Klump
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I have the hardest time making the pizza then trying to get it on a hot stone. It falls apart. Any suggestions?






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BlackenedOut
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Do you use a floured pizza peel (or underside of a sheet pan) to transfer the dough?





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Sherman Klump
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I normally use a pan with wax paper and corn meal? Should I change things? I don't have all necessary equipment





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MeridianDog
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I have a flat cookie sheet that I sprinkle a little corn meal on and put the stretched crust on that, finish dressing the dough as quickly as possible and slide it off onto the hot stone in the oven. Had a pizza peel once and have no idea what happened to it.


This post was edited on 10/22 at 3:50 pm


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Blind Boy Grunt
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Put parchment paper on a pizza pan. Create your pizza. Slide parchment paper onto pizza stone. You can pull parchment out after crust has set, a bit.





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BlackenedOut
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Try a pizza peel dusted with a bit of flour. Then add the pizza dough. Shake peel. If pizza moves add sauce and toppings. If not peel dough off and add more flour.

Takes a few times to get the wrist action down to drop pizza on stone or steel and pull off.






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Neauxla
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quote:


Takes a few times to get the wrist action down to drop pizza on stone or steel and pull off.
I'm more concerned about burning myself on a 500 degree oven/pizza stone






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chryso
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For pizza sauce I like to use tomato puree and add a little salt, pepper, sugar and oregano.





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rbWarEagle
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I'm kind of a hippie, but I really love a good homemade whole wheat dough. Give that a shot with a little bit of dark molasses and you'll love it.





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AmosMosesAndTwins
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Pizza Steel has a very good, very simple, dough recipe on their website.

I experiment with sauces. The Pizza Hut clone you can find online is pretty good.






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Stadium Rat
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quote:

Peter Reinhart's Napoletana Pizza Dough






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andouille
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Wow, I need to be teaching a pizza making course. I see a lot of effort going into something which is, by design, simple.

I don't want dough for 3 or 4 pizzas, just one. For a medium size pizza dough I find the average food processor, with a dough blade, to be easy.

2 Cups AP flour
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried oregano (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil (optional)
1 tbsp honey (optional)
1 cup warm water.

Put all the dry ingredients in the processor, blend, add the oil and honey if you like. Then, turn on processor and slowly pour in warm water until dough ball forms. You may not have to use all the water.

Let rise for an hour. Roll out and make a pizza.






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