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Pizza, focaccia, and flat breads

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There are a million different varieties of topped breads.
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Whole Wheat Pizza and refrigerating/freezing.

September 12, 2014 - 6:32pm -- JGo555

I've  been using the Peter R's recipe in this site for pizza & I make it three times a week, every two weeks for work. I'm a "lunch lady" and it's a godsend that recipe.

I'm thinking of switching to whole wheat flour because of costs but I am wondering if the dough while behave the same and if I have to change the amount of flour used.

So here are the questions:

1. Can the dough be frozen and thawed?
2. Do I use 5cups of AP flour or half it with wheat?

3. Do I have to add extra gluten to it to get it to rise better?

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(really) old pizza dough

August 23, 2014 - 8:43am -- mini_maggie

Took some pizza dough I had in the freezer out to defrost just before we went on vacation, hoping to make pizza for dinner the night before we left.  Well, that didn't happen, lol.  Now I have pizza dough that's been in the fridge for two weeks, presumably relatively dead. 

What can I do with it?  Add it to new doughs as a portion of 'old dough' for flavour?  Is it something I could make an essentially uleavened flatbread with at this point?  Advice/suggestions welcome!  Thanks.

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August 18, 2014 - 10:07pm -- sirrith

I made a lardon and red onion fougasse today.  Did a 1 hour room temp ferment, then folded in the lardons and onions, and put it in the fridge for 20h (was meant to be 24, but I ran out of time), took it out and shaped it, put it on a 270C baking steel, and turned the temperature down to 220C, for 25 minutes, with steam for the first 6 minutes. 

Loads of small bubbles on the crust, a nice shine to it, and a wonderful aroma.  Have not tried it yet, but will have it for dinner tonight. 

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We 3 gmas made ciabatta rolls

July 6, 2014 - 1:05pm -- gmagmabaking2

Hello... everyone and Happy Independence Day!!!
We made Ciabatta rolls and really enjoyed having them to use as hamburger buns for our Holiday cookouts... here are the pictures... The lead in picture is of the lovely rolls that Helen made.


Below are the rolls Barbra made...


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