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Italian Style YW Pizza

dabrownman's picture

Italian Style YW Pizza

This is the same dough we used for the Italian YW buns we will have tonight with put Italian hamburgers.  The only difference was this half of the dough was retarded overnight.  Here was the bun post if you want to know the method and recipe.


This YW dough had parmesan, pecorino, garlic, sun dried tomato. re-hydrated dried minced onion with a mix of fresh herbs (rosemary, sage and basil) for the add ins – our usual pizza mix.  The flour portion was a mix of farro, spelt rye and wheat with 22% whole grains.


But this dough was way more wet than our usual pizza crust and, as a result, more extensible yet still strong.  We loved to work with this dough.  We were able to get it very thin without rolling, the thinnest yet.  Since it was not sour my wife loved it saying it is the best yet.


We had some fresh mozzarella, shredded mozzerella, parmesan and pecorino for th4e cheeses.  Fresh red and green onions, red bell pepper, crimini, button and shiitake mushrooms for the veggies , hot Italian pepperoni for the sausages and fresh basil and sage  for the herb- also a nice mix.  Lucy made her killer pizza sauce. too


I have to agree with my wife.  This is the best pizza crust t date.  We finally found one we like better than our SD Focaccia Romano recipe.   It is super thin, crisp and tasty.  This crust has a crunchy rim and there is no sag, slouch or droopy soggy mess to the slices.   You aren’t folding these up to eat unless you want to crack them.  The bottom browned beautifully on the stone


A blueberry pie seemed like a good dessert for pizza night.  It was delicious!

We baked them on parchment, on a stone heated to 500 F on the grill - our favorite way to make the best pizza that we have in our home.  We made (2) 200g  pizza crusts  from 400 g of left over dough.

If one breakfast isn't enough.... how about 2.



Comments's picture

Mighty appetizing pizze there Mr dab.  Haven't used RYW for our (always 40% ww) pizza doughs but wondering why not and now I'm sold.  Next batch for sure.  It's spinach season here so spinach-pesto-portobello-mozzarella pies top the menu. 

My compliments (=rubs) to the apprentice. 


dabrownman's picture

in mix too.  Much better and healthier tasting crust.  This one was very extensible and we could see through the crust and see the parchment underneath  Your spinach portobelloo pie sounds nice.  Give the YW a try and see what you think.  Lucy loved her ear scratch and now wants another one.  She'sa;ways ready for a good belly rub too.

Happy pizza baking Toad. 

isand66's picture

That's a winner DA.  Love that crust and your bottom of the pie looks perfect.  Must have been a real tasty pie and the other pie looked picture perfect as well.

Happy Baking and Max, Lexie and the gang of 5 say job well done to Lucy...she must have some Italian blood mixed in with that German :).

dabrownman's picture

grill is the only way to make a good pizza at home.  They just taste better.  We will make them this way from now on   Lucy says HI to her East Coast buddies and hope they enjoy the  weather and beautiful garden..

Happy baking Ian.