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Pizza Protips: Working with Fresh Yeast

dbcurrie 16 comments

Fresh yeast imparts a flavor that isn't present in breads or pizzas made with dried yeast. It's not the same as sourdough, but it has a distinct flavor of its own. Here's how to buy it, proof it, store it, and revive it. More

Pizza Protips: How's the Water?

dbcurrie 10 comments

Some people think yeasted dough recipes are overly fussy because many specify a very narrow temperature range for the water that's used to proof the yeast. But is it necessary to be that precise? What is the optimum temperature for getting your yeast going? And is it the same for all yeast? More

Pizza Protips: Storing Your Supplies

dbcurrie 6 comments

We've talked a bunch recently about dough-making ingredients: yeast, salt, sugar, flour (including refined wheat flour, additives you may see, and alternative flours like spelt and rye.) But now that you're all stocked up, where are you going to put it all? More

A Tale of Two Yeasts: How Well Does Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast Stack Up?

Adam Kuban 17 comments

You may remember that Fleischmann's introduced a new Pizza Crust Yeast this summer. On her awesome blog Cookistry, Donna "dbcurrie" Currie had some laying around in her pantry and put it head to head with a sourdough pizza dough she had going in her fridge. More

Pizza Protips: Yeast

dbcurrie 21 comments

Yeast is such a common thing that we don't give much thought to how amazing it is, and what a boon it is to bakers, brewers, and winemakers. And yeast is such a fun guy. Or, more accurately, a fungi. It converts the fermentable sugars in the dough into carbon dioxide and ethanol, and those bubbles, trapped in the matrix of gluten, are what causes bread to rise. When the dough is baked, the yeast dies but the pockets of air remain, giving the bread its unique texture. More

The Pizza Lab: How Long Should I Let My Dough Cold Ferment?

The Pizza Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 103 comments

Fermentation is a fascinating thing. It's what gives a great pizza crust (and all yeast-leavened breads, for that matter) its light, airy structure and distinctive complex, slightly sour taste. But what's the best way to ferment dough? This week, I try to find out. More

Fleischmann's New Pizza Crust Yeast

Aaron Mattis 19 comments

[Photograph: pizzacrustyeast.com] Fleischmann's has introduced a new pizza crust yeast. Have any pizza-makers out there tried it yet? The breadheads over at The Fresh Loaf seem to like it. Fleischmann's product site for the new yeast makes it clear that it's aimed at people who want to make pizza quickly. You simply stir it in (no need to proof), knead, and stretch it out. It contains dough relaxers so you don't have to let it rest before shaping. Have you used it? Let us know what you think.... More

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