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New Baking Course Launch – Pizza!

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Edited: This course was offered for free for six weeks, it is now a paid course On Udemy.com at the modest price of only $20.00. You can purchase it here at a discount for $15.00:  Make the Best Pizza

I have launched a new baking course! It is called, “Bake the Best Pizza – Neo-Neapolitan Pizza Crust.”
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Autumn Days – My Favorite

Visiting with some of my family:

My niece, Dominica with her daughter, Mattie and their new puppy

I have been busy and haven’t posted or baked much lately. However I always seem to be thinking about sourdough anyway. While visiting family in California, I came upon some “California Sourdough” baked in the Midwest and shipped to the coast. I think it should have read, “Midwest Sourdough.”  I decided to pass on it.  I would like to find more local Artisan sourdough style breads to review.

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Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita  (a one day sourdough crust formula)

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I said in an earlier post that I would come up with a one day sourdough formula for a pizza crust. Well, I have one I think you’ll like…

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Berry Cheesecake Dessert Pizza

Dessert Pizza

Want a cool pizza on a hot day????

 

I thought maybe it would be fun to play around with dessert pizza. I have never really been fond of dessert pizza, but that might be because I only ever tried one sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. I have a great fondness for blueberries, I also like strawberries and most other kinds of berries. So I decided to make a berry cheesecake dessert pizza. The results have been very tasty!

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Sourdough Pizza with a Bubbly Crust

This 16" pizza took 1.5 lbs of dough

We all love pizza, that is just the way it is! (If you don’t, don’t tell anyone, you will be deemed a suspicious person) If you like a chewy, tasty crust, you might want to add some sourdough to your dough. For this formula, I added not only 60% motherdough which had been cold fermented three days ( for the flavor and added extensibilty), but also some vigorous 100% hydration starter as well (for the yeasts).

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Pendleton Mills Power-High Gluten Flour

I was able to obtain a 50lb bag of Power-High Gluten Flour from Pendleton Mills. Before I came to Hawaii, one of my favorite bread flours to use was the Pendleton Mills Morbread flour. I will have to say that from my experience, Pendleton Mills mills some fantastic flour! However, when I first tried using the Power flour with my formula for testing flours- (see former flour testing posts) I couldn’t use the formula because the gluten amount was so high, it sucked up the water.  Remember that the highter the gluten, the more it absorbs water. This flour is rated around 14% protein content, when many bread flours are from 10 – 12%

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Discovering Sourdough, The Books:

Discovering Sourdough - The bread books!
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