Well I now have baked through a bag of 00 flour and absolutely love the pizza crust it makes! Of course the two grocery stores in my small mountain town no longer carry 00 flour. Fortunately I found an on-line source here in Canada to mail order 00 flour: gourmetwarehouse.ca. Whew!
The dough for this pizza had been refrigerated for at least 5 days and still made an excellent result. I have taken a page out of Ken Forkish's book and finish baking the pizza under the 500F broiler which chars parts of the crust and finishes things off nicely.
I start rolling the crust out with a rolling pin, then shape the crust edge by hand, working the dough on baker's parchment. I start with extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil, followed by home made tomato gravy, prosciutto, Hungarian salami, cooked and diced bacon, chunks of fresh mozzarella and grated Reggiano parmigiana. Bella!!!
The bad thing is that there is a pizza joint in my neighbourhood making pizza I really liked. Sadly with the results I have been getting, they won't see much of me again.
I am frankly amazed at the difference 00 flour makes in pizza dough and crust!
Happy baking! Ski