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stretching pizza - Frankie G style

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stretching pizza - Frankie G style

Hey Everyone,

I received some good response and thought I would post another link to another video.  This is on how to stretch a pizza, Franki G style.

http://fgpizza.com/videos_howto.php#Frankie

I hope you enjoy.

Frankie G

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=154698f919d69ec9bc1b46e4e&id=8220a92253

 

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thomaschacon (not verified)

Thanks for the non-stick tutorial on the pizza.

I've tried many different ways to prevent it from sticking, but I guess I just like too many toppings and too much cheese on my pizza. It's too heavy and, as such, never just slips off the peel. These days, I just stick to parchment (but I trim the parchment before baking, else it burns at 550 F.).

 

 

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frankie g

Sure thing...  the biggest culprit of dough sticking to a peel is if some sauce gets on the peel and acts as glue.  Years ago, pizzaiola used to "blow" under the pizza, loosening it from its peel with an air bubble.  The health dept has cracked down on this, and now some restaurants will use an empty squeeze bottle to blast a little air underneath.

Parchment works good too.  ;)

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thomaschacon (not verified)

The one with the holes in it?

(Note to self. Buy one of those cans of spray air used to clean keyboards, etc.) :D

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frankie g

yes... it is amazing.  But it does take a little practice.  It's best when it scoops the pizza off a stone or fermica surface:

Here's a video if you haven't seen it.  http://fgpizza.com/videos.php#Napoletana

I copmpletely love it.  (the note-to-self was pretty funny.  lol. )

Frankie G

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=154698f919d69ec9bc1b46e4e&id=8220a92253

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Frequent Flyer

....are very, very good.  I'm learning a lot.

FF

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bemonkey

Nicely done video. Thanks for posting it. Baked pizza look great.

bemonkey

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ehanner

Frankie, I enjoyed watching your videos today and especially the ones you did with Natalia. She is a star in waiting. I also liked your price on the Focaccia 1/4 sheet pans. I ordered a couple right away and they are on the way. Great service.

Thanks!

Eric

 

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Barbara Krauss

I also can vouch for the service through Frankie G's website.  I've ordered several things from them and they get excellent points on speed, accuracy, quality and friendliness.  I've also been enjoying the videos for a while now, and I think Natalia has to be one of the luckiest little girls alive!

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CanuckJim

I'd have to second Barbara on Frankie G's website.  Great products (some hard to find), great prices, wonderful service.  As for Natalie being lucky, I think she's probably the real power behind the throne and a rising star to boot.  If anybody hasn't seen Frankie's Timpano video, get going.

CJ