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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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bscruggs99's picture

FWSY pizza dough problem

October 2, 2015 - 5:54am -- bscruggs99

We do pizza night every Friday and last week I tried the same day pizza dough from flour water salt yeast. 70% hydration, which is higher than my usual pizza dough. Anyway, when I put the pizzas in the oven(one at a time) they puffed up...a lot. I expected the crust to puff up but the whole thing did. I docked the middle area of the,second pizza but got the same puffiness. I didn't roll them out quite as thin as I like because my wife likes a little thicker crust. Will rolling it thinner help set the crust before it can rise so much or will I just have a bigger puffy pizza?

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i tried to make Calzones..

October 2, 2015 - 2:37am -- Spiro1


well i tried to make calzones at home stuffed with cheese and other stuff.. but it didn't turn out appealing.. but i still managed to make a video about it..

this is the link to the video..

i want your opinion on it and if i can make it more appealing or better.

i used the dough i use for pizza but i guess my method of closing it wasn't right..

Gingerbwas's picture

I Need Help With This Egyptian Flatbread

May 30, 2015 - 1:56am -- Gingerbwas

I have been trying to make a decent flatbread that would go with eastern dishes, I have tried lots of recipes with none of them coming out quite the way I wanted. I recently watched "A Cook Abroad" and in it an Egyptian woman made a flatbread that looked exactly like what I wanted to achieve. I have included photos of what it is I want to make. 

Please can you guys help me 


The programme is on youtube it's worth a watch, but the specific time is at 24:00

Ruralidle's picture

Wood fired ovens need practice

May 25, 2015 - 11:42am -- Ruralidle

I fired my wfo at the weekend for the first time this year.  I didn't use it much last year because of illness so I was somewhat out of practice.  I waited until the dome was clear of soot the moved the fire to one side.  Family brought out two peels, each with a pizza and I loaded the first into the oven.

AbeNW11's picture

sourdough pizza base recipe

May 22, 2015 - 1:52pm -- AbeNW11


My goal: sourdough pizza base to use tomorrow evening and keep some for another time.

My available ingredients: Starter, bread flour, whole spelt flour, whole rye flour and fine semolina.

My timing: Mix ingredients tonight for 18 hours fermentation (can be refrigerated in the morning if need be).


Recipes appreciated. 

Thank you. 



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