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Hadjiandreou How To Make Bread pizza dough problem

December 28, 2012 - 4:40pm -- catlick

I attempted to make the pizza dough recipe in "How To Make Bread",  I wanted lots of dough to freeze half, so I quadrupled the recipe.   I used a scale  and measured out 2000 grams bread flour to 1000 grams water.  Wow...the dough was like cement.  That's 50% hydration, right? Is that way low for pizza dough, or should I have not tried to make such a large quantity?  I have had great success with all his other very wet doughs...Has anyone else dough this recipe? 

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