April 22, 2022 - 7:36am
The sfincione Palermitano is born!
Inspired by, the pizza bible. However, this bake morphed into something completely different. Thick Brooklyn style. Specifically Armondo's, Canarsie-Brooklyn, Rockaway Parkway. (L train station) Thick Sicilian pizza.
The sfincione Palermitano is born. AKA, It's hip to be square
18X12 half sheet pan. 1,100 grams of dough. Three-day dough: Day one starter refresh/build. On day two, mix the final dough. 28 hr. cold ferment/Two hr. room temperature final proof. I realized I was out of barley malt. I substituted 2% Brown sugar. The rest is as written
This performance is coming to you live, from Greenwich Village- Manhattan N.Y.C. ETA to bake & update
"T" minus 30hrs.
The players are assembled.
Dare I say, except for my kitchen, nowhere outside of Palermo could you find such a pie!
The sfincione Palermitano. AKA, "The Geovanni P."
Quality Tomatoes. Ground/whole peeled
Young (90 day) aged Siciliano DOP Ragusano cheese
Siciliano Salami St. Angelo DOP
Wild Siciliano oregano
Fresh basil leaves, crushed red pepper, salt/pepper
Genuine Locatelli Brand Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese (Post bake to finish)
This forced me to stop being lazy and season the brand spanking new 16X16 aluminum Sicilian pan. She is still going to clock in at a hefty Thickness Factor of, .154 (If my calculations are correct)
16X16 = 256 x .154 = 39.4 oz. = 1117 grams
Looks like a seasoning well done!
Off to the races! The dough was turned out onto the cool pan coated with 1/4 cup of oil.
The Real Bellucci Method.
Looking amazeballs! Tee, minus 30 minutes until blind/parbake. Check back later for what is looking like an epic Siciliano pizza pie!
The pizza pie, she looks, even better than I had-A-hoped!
That’s a keeper! I like the look of that thick crust. Thanks for sharing.
You have expensive tastes, amigo.
The truth is, it is the cheapest of any of my hobbies past or present. In fact, over the long haul, I am quite sure pizza-making saves me money! That being said I don't mind splurging now and again for a special bake.
Now back to our regularly scheduled program. Pizza Friday, Three Italian cheese New York-style street slice pie.
That looks totally delicious Will!
That's a beautiful pizza😋