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!
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!
I’ve recently found it necessary to explore yeast-free pizza dough and so I’d like to offer this recipe up as a jumping off point for those celiac disease or are taking Isoniazid. I would suggest using double-acting baking powder as all the chemical leavening may just leave this dough if you let it rest for … Continue reading Yeast-Free Pizza Dough – Pizza for Restricted Diets
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
Whether you are looking for square, round, thick, or even made for BBQs, here are my top 5 pizza stones you may want to check out. Old Stone Oven 4467 14-Inch by 16-Inch Baking Stone A baking stone for home oven use reminiscent of the stone baking ovens of earlier times. Over 30 years ago … Continue reading Top 5 Pizza Stones
I’ve had a couple people ask me for tips on how to properly spread and toss their pizza dough. I always try to explain, but words only go so far. In response to the inadequacy of words, I’ve collected a few videos I think could help be helpful. Check them out and let me know … Continue reading Helpful Pizza Dough Spreading and Tossing Videos
When I first met my wife, my plan was to woo her with food. I was going to be that cool guy who would cook for her. Then I found out that she had a nasty food allergy. To what? Dairy. She can’t eat cheese, yogurt, milk, butter, you know, any of the good stuff. … Continue reading Dairy Free Pizza – My Favorite Cheese Alternative
Of, so I know this whole site is just a shameful plug for King Arthur flour, but, check out this nicely photographed and detailed blog on making pizza dough with King Arthur’s Flour. One interesting thing I’ve never heard of: King Arthur’s Pizza Dough Flavor. Check it out and give me some comments if you … Continue reading Just In Time Pizza – Pizza from King Arthur Himself!
Ingredients 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon pure olive oil 3/4 cup warm water 2 cups bread flour (for bread machines) 1 teaspoon instant yeast 2 teaspoons olive oil Olive oil, for the pizza crust Flour, for dusting the pizza peel Toppings: 1 1/2 ounces pizza sauce 1/2 teaspoon each chopped fresh … Continue reading Pizza the Alton Brown Way