Since we've moved to the UK our pizza dough hasn't been tasting the same as it was in the states. We'd normally use King Arthur flour (Sir Lancelot or bread flour) with Saf yeast.
Now in the UK we're using either Sainsbury or Coop flour along with Dove's Farms quick yeast.
We're having a real issue with the flavor of the crust. We have a few different recipes. 1 day which starts with a poolish or a couple day ferment in the fridge. The finished pizza crust has really been lacking flavor compared to our pizza's in the states.
I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to try. I just bought some fresh yeast (Saf Levure).
Is it the water with the higher hardness? Type of yeast? Type of flour?
Wondering if anyone else has had an issue like this.
Also going to try building a sourdough starter and using that.
2018-11-09 update: I got the new yeast and the malted barley. We used both for the next batch of bread and the results were very good. Actually a lot better flavor than the previous batch. I added 2tsp of malted barley to about 3.5c of flour. We'll need to do some more experiments and see what the sweet spot is. :-)
One thing I noted below was how much more intense the smell was from the poolish the next day which would mean my previous yeast was probably too old or just not good for my needs.
The next test will be making pizza again.