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Nov
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comment What is the best flour to use for pizza dough?
I've never heard of semolina flour being used for pizza dough. If anything, it might be used as something to spread on the peel or work surface to help slide the pizza into the oven. 00 flour is usually, if not always, soft white wheat.
Oct
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Oct
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revised What is the best flour to use for pizza dough?
Fixed a typo or two, a broken link to a vendor that was 404ing, and replace it with a company that makes great 00 flours specifically for pizza, and removed a reference to "farina" as if it was the same as semolina. It's not. Farina is generally "flour". Semolina is hard (durum) wheat flour.
Oct
28
answered How do I prevent crust formation when proofing pizza dough?
Oct
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Oct
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comment Is it okay to mix bread flour and all-purpose flour when making a pizza dough?
@Jolenealaska, I can help you get Italian 00 (Antimo Caputo) up in Alaska reasonably. I am an internet retailer of it at BrickOvenBaker.com, and I don't usually post that, but I think I'm helping by suggesting there are places online that should be able to get you Italian 00 flour up in AK (or other in HI, PR, GU etc) without shipping costs getting out of hand. My comment is intended to help you and others finding it hard to get 00 Flour in local stores.
Oct
25
comment What does it mean for a flour to be “strong” or “reinforced”?
The bag says "Ingredients: Soft White Wheat". It does not indicate any other ingredients. Enriched means that nutrients are added back in (vitamins and minerals) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enriched_flour. The ingredient list does not indicate that Vital Wheat Gluten is added into the flour, but certain strains of soft white white with higher gluten content could be used in the Rinforzato.
Oct
25
comment What does it mean for a flour to be “strong” or “reinforced”?
I believe a straight translation of rinforzato from Italian yields "reinforced". Of course, something that is reinforced can be thought of as "strong". I agree that it's possible that they are not necessarily the same thing, but then again, it may be.
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comment Red and blue Antimo Caputo 00 flour
I don't recall seeing a Chef's spec sheet when I originally posted it, but maybe I missed it or it was recently added. Thanks for pointing it out either way.
Jan
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answered Red and blue Antimo Caputo 00 flour
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comment Is it feasible to use anchovies to improve the taste of random dishes?
I've gotten comments from people who hate fish tell me my tomato sauce is pretty awesome and they ask what I put in it. I do believe it's the small amount of anchovies that adds depth. Some people put cocoa or dark chocolate in moderate amounts into their chili for a similar reason. It doesn't make it taste like chocolate chili, but it does alter the flavor in a satisfying way. Maybe it's tweaking our senses in a pleasurable way without being BAM! FISH! or BAM! CHOCOLATE!
Jan
30
comment Is it feasible to use anchovies to improve the taste of random dishes?
I'm not looking to avoid anchovies. I use them in my tomato sauce, and I've used them in other pasta dishes (spaghetti with broccoli and garlic is usually served well with a subtle anchovy flavor and pecorino romano). My Dad keeps trying to emulate my late grandmother's recipe and he kills it by overdoing the anchovies IMO. Wonderful story about your grandmother's technique. Was she a royal chef in a previous life? Just checking. ;-)
Jan
30
comment Is it feasible to use anchovies to improve the taste of random dishes?
@rumtscho, Yes, I've been trying to leave the "story" aspect in, because ultimately I would like a reference to an original source of that story to work into something that I am writing. I've edited it a few times to try to comply, but your edits make it more concise, and hopefully if there is a reader out there who knows that story and the source, and follows the trail of comments...
Jan
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revised Is it feasible to use anchovies to improve the taste of random dishes?
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