General Discussion: Homemade pizza thread [OONI BOYZ RISE UP]


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Paulie
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767 posts since 10/5/11

12 Sep 2020 22:55
Air tight tubs for dough, tried the dough trays but they don’t seal as well.

Digital thermometer to get the water temp right.

My ooni came with a thin steel peel which works fine, not sure if they still do.

Ooni pizza cutter is good.

Try the Robertas one day dough recipe, best I’ve used so far.
stoney
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17578 posts since 22/1/05

14 Sep 2020 18:40
Has anyone tried a Calzone ? Can be shit and undercooked but epic if done well. Waiting a month or so on delivery.
Birdman
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1434 posts since 10/3/10

14 Sep 2020 19:45
Did a couple of Calzones last night. Recommend lowering the heat slightly and keeping closer to the right hand edge and toward the front of the oven so you can give it a slightly longer cook. Worked well for me.

They are really good alternatives when you are starting out making your own dough and still making mistakes. When you put a tear in the dough you can make it a calzone instead (fold so the tear is on the top). The few times I have torn the base and tried to forge ahead with a regular pizza it has ended In disaster - it has either stuck to the peel or the pizza stone.
saxonheights
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360 posts since 17/8/11

15 Sep 2020 15:13
What cheese are you using? I always find that buffalo mozz in a bag stuff gives out loads of water.
Birdman
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1434 posts since 10/3/10

15 Sep 2020 20:53
I mainly use mozzarella and Parmesan - I get the mozz in water but generally wrap in a paper towel for 20 mins to soak most of the moisture up. Ricotta is good in small globs.

Another good trick I read somewhere that works is to put your basil in a cup of cold, salted water prior to putting it on the pizza. Withstands the Ooni temps if you do that.
beenbuRned
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938 posts since 16/12/03

18 Sep 2020 21:18
Tesco and Morrisons do low moisture mozzarella that isn't pre-shredded and coated in cellulose

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/255087569
https://groceries.morrisons.com/products/morrisons-mozzarella-for-pizza-302271011
swede
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8988 posts since 21/3/09

18 Sep 2020 21:27
Paulie wrote: Air tight tubs for dough, tried the dough trays but they don’t seal as well.

Digital thermometer to get the water temp right.

My ooni came with a thin steel peel which works fine, not sure if they still do.

Ooni pizza cutter is good.

Try the Robertas one day dough recipe, best I’ve used so far.

How important is it that the tubs are air right for proving?
Birdman
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1434 posts since 10/3/10

18 Sep 2020 22:57
It’s not really important. I just use a shopping bag over a large bowl and tuck the opening underneath. Works fine.
wembly
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514 posts since 15/1/13

19 Sep 2020 09:07
+1

I put some cling film over the dough a a towel over the bowl! works just fine
swede
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8988 posts since 21/3/09

28 Sep 2020 20:38
day 1


day 2


day 3


loving it. using the poolish method from pizza corner posted on here. very good results with big bubbles

apparently basil is often added before on neopolitan style pizzas - but i am thinking to just start chucking it on very last thing after removing pizza from oven; let the latent heat wilt it a bit
gaffer
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508 posts since 13/4/05

28 Sep 2020 23:01
swede wrote: How important is it that the tubs are air right for proving?

Don't need to be air tight but do need to be covered to avoid a crust forming on the outside. The trays Ooni sell for £30 can be bought for about 12 quid from Solent Plastics (2 trays and 1 lid). Exact same ones. They're great as they fit in the fridge so perfect for your cold proof.

I got a Uuni 3 at launch and it's easily been the best bit of cooking kit i've bought - got the cast iron sizzler pan and the grizzler plate - game changer cooking your steaks on these.

Birdman
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1434 posts since 10/3/10

30 Sep 2020 12:40
Nice one Swede - I use the Poolish recipe a lot.

Last night:
Burt
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6053 posts since 3/1/10

30 Sep 2020 13:18
Cool
swede
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8988 posts since 21/3/09

30 Sep 2020 13:22
Cool
padawan
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4336 posts since 27/6/03

30 Sep 2020 13:43
one bite everyone knows the rules
morning mist
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3336 posts since 29/5/05

30 Sep 2020 15:00
sauce > dough
snaye
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10793 posts since 24/10/02

30 Sep 2020 15:08
Absolutely not
andymakesglasses
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20423 posts since 26/1/06

1 Oct 2020 08:07
morning mist wrote: sauce > dough

Incorrect.
wembly
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514 posts since 15/1/13

1 Oct 2020 08:22
never!
morning mist
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3336 posts since 29/5/05

posted 1 Oct 2020 11:15, edited 1 Oct 2020 11:15
find a nice solid dough and put the rest of the time in perfecting different sauces depending on the topping, sweeter sauce for spicy toppings and so on

im just gonna bump this in 5 years when you guys have caught up