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Pizza crust yeast? For pretzels?

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merkri

Pizza crust yeast? For pretzels?

We make pretzels for New Year's Eve every year, and this year my mom-in-law bought "pizza crust yeast." Does anyone have any experience with it? It's described as not appropriate for baking bread, and as not requiring any rise. It also seems to have dough relaxers. However, all of these things might be good for pretzels. I'll probably just try it, but thought I'd ask too.

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flournwater

A yeast exclusive to pizza making?


Never heard of it.  Looking forward to learning something here.

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mrfrost

Yes, there is. At least a product marketed as such.


Go to Fleischmannsyeast.com to check it out.

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flournwater

Thanks dwight.  The link is:  http://www.fleischmannsyeast.com/landing.html or http://www.breadworld.com/products.aspx


The only yeasts I found in their list of Pizza recipes were RapidRise and Bread Machine.  Couldn't find anything that specified "pizza yeast".  Can you link us to the page?

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mrfrost
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flournwater

OK, found it.  Wonder why they don't link that page to their home page.


Their advertisement for the pizza yeast reads "Mix. Knead. Shape. It’s easy to make great homemade pizza in just 30 minutes!"  Pizza in thirty minutes must require some pretty energetic yeast.  I sent them an inquiry.


Merki  -  it looks to me like it's formulated to react at oven temperatures (maybe it's double acting baking powder in granulated form) rather than room temperatures.  I'll wait until I get their response to my email to form an opinion.


 

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althetrainer

I learn something new every day.  Al


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flournwater

I got this email from Fleischmann:


"Pizza Crust Yeast is unique in that it has enzymes added to relax the dough, which eliminates that annoying "snap back" that often occurs when rolling out the dough.  Of course, you can make pizza crust with our regular yeasts, but it is very convenient to avoid the snap back!"


Looks to me like the additive eliminates waiting for the dough to relax before shaping it.

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gildee

Unfortunately the yeast is not sold in my area so I will have to see if my local G.E. or Dave's Mkt can get it, I can't wait to try it, I make pizza 2- 3 times a month and freeze pizza dough for just in case;  I make my dough out of sourdough stater recipe I found on TFL and they turn out grrrrrrrrreat!

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mrfrost

Don't bother. It's just their instant yeast plus a dough relaxer. Maybe it would save you all of a wait of 10 to 15 minutes for your dough to rest, in rolling it out. If that's even a factor.

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gildee

Wow, thanks Mrfrost, for ur quick response tonite;  I will not ask my grocers to try and get any of this yeast now.


I am still a newbie and fell in love with making my own pizza dough,  I have gotten quiet good at making sourdough pizza crust but I also have one other recipe that I like very much but haven't made it in a while.


TTYL,