So you know how you’ve been futzing over tiny changes in your pizza dough? Or maybe you’ve been looking for that certain something to brighten up your pizza sauce and because it might be a bit dull right now? Well forget that – you’ve stend plenty of time worrying about dough and sauce, but how … Continue reading This Curds for You – Making Fresh Mozzarella
Reader Aimee writes: “So how about you tell me why my pizza won’t friggin’ get a crusty bottom! It tends to be a wee bit on the floppy soggy side. The top seems to cook the quickest. I tried drying my fresh mozz for a bit and using less sauce, didn’t work. Do you still … Continue reading The Elusive Crispy Crust – Tips on Getting a Snap
Hello. Have I extolled the virtues of contacting and subsequently ordering fabulous flour from Nick over at Central Milling lately? […]
Although Chef Gerard may need a bit of media training when it comes to his on-camera personality, and he definitely needs a pair of sunglasses, he more than makes up for these small shortcomings with a cool-ass wood fired oven and a very high quality video series on how to use the oven in various … Continue reading A Cool Wood-Fired Oven Demo
A kitchen scale is actually a big deal when you are baking. Sure, many recipes you encounter are in cups, tablespoons, teaspoons and so on, but there is a fundamental flaw in measuring devices such as those – especially when the bulk of your recipe is a fine flour. The Case Against Cups When you … Continue reading The Kitchen Scale – You Can’t Make Great Pizza Without One
Just wanted to post a quick note to let you know about this cool blog I just stumbled upon: The Christopher Kimball Blog. He writes directly to you from America’s Test Kitchen, which is super cool in and of itself, but his most recent post is about testing the different pizza stones available to us … Continue reading The Christopher Kimball Blog – Pizza Related News and More!
Note: this is an excerpt about using a baking stone from my soon-to-be-released pizza book. If you’re interested in finding out when it is released, consider signing up to receive email updates. There are plenty of products out there being sold to make pizza on, but you’re in luck! You don’t want them. You don’t … Continue reading Why A Baking Stone Is Right For You
So it’s been a long while since I purchased flour, mainly because my last purchase was firect from Central Milling and in the form of two 50lb bags of flour! The other day, I finally cracked into my second 50lb bag and started thinking, what would my next order be? Since Central Milling has always … Continue reading Plotting My Next Flour Purchase – Central Milling Here I Come!
For a long time, I was an impatient pizza chef. After all, a recipe that required almost a week to prepare sounded ludicrous! Who could plan their eating habits that far in advance, I wondered? Well my friends, you and I have to become those exact people if we are ever to reach our lofty … Continue reading The Number One Pizza Dough Secret – You May Not Like The Answer
Okay, so the craziest thing just happened to me. I arrived home to find a padded envelope sitting on my porch waiting for me. I opened up the manila sleeve and to my surprise, a fan of the blog had sent me a SET of “shower caps” which had actually been manufactured for the exact … Continue reading A Great New Use for A Shower Cap – Part II
Ever feel weird using plastic wrap for a bit to raise your dough, just to throw it away a bit later? Here’s what you do: take a brand new shower cap, stow it in your cupboard, and when you need to cover a bowl with plastic wrap, just pull that cap out and and strap … Continue reading A Great New Use for A Shower Cap?
So about two weeks ago, I took delivery of 100 lbs of Central Milling flour, and wow, 100 lbs is a LOT of flour! It came in two 50 lb bags: One bag of Beehive Organic Unbleached Malted AP and one bag of their Artisan Bakers Craft Organic Wheat Flour. Both flours have produced nothing … Continue reading 100 lbs of Central Milling Organic Flour