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Spencer Dec 10, 2006 05:25 AM

Anybody have an outstanding bread machine pizza dough recipe? I recently made the recipe that came in the owners manual and it was totaly un-outstanding.
Any help?

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    lwong Jan 1, 2007 07:02 PM

    The link to the Jeff Varasano website has a grammar error. There is a "comma" at the end of the website address that should be deleted. Sorry if this caused any people to not be able to access the proper website.

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      lwong Dec 11, 2006 02:38 AM

      Unless one is pizza obsessed like Jeff Varasano, his recipe (not for a bread machine dough maker; requires a heavy duty mixer) for NYC style pizza may not be for you, and there are the many hurdles to overcome, which include the requirement for a self-cleaning oven, and overriding the temperature controls in allowing the oven to obtain 800 degrees F plus temperatures and the safety door lock switch.

      However, for those Chowhounders who might be pizza obsessed also, please go to this website http://jvpizza.sliceny.com/, where Jeff Varasano, an obsessed pizza maven, who lives in Atlanta, shows in exact detail with many pictures, the steps to become an expert pizza maker, although this requires that you have a self cleaning oven and the overriding of the temperature controls (both the temperature and door safety switch) in order to achieve the 800 degrees F temperatures that is required to cook great pizza.

      It took Jeff over 6 years of experimentation and hundreds and hundreds of failed pizzas to perfect his pizza recipe and techniques, hence this is a challenge for every reader to try to beat.

      At Jeff's website, he also rates and lists the good pizza places he has tried. The top rated pizza thus far for Jeff is DiFara's in Brooklyn, which we have had the honor of dining at numerous times at lunch. Here is a video made by eGullet at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6239019285017019428&hl=en of the proprietor, Mr. Dominick DeMarco (70 years old now), of DiFara's in action making his famous pizzas.

      Here is a YouTube video of Jeff Varasano with his Canadian radio talk segment with still pictures of his pizza making hobby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNuRW2....

      After reading Varasano’s instructions and detailed explanations, you will understand why it is not possible to make a great NYC pizza with a bread machine dough maker and with a home oven that only gets to 500 degrees F.

      1. MsMaryMc Dec 11, 2006 12:57 AM

        I really like this one for a deep-dish Chicago-style pie.

        Cornmeal Deep-Dish Pizza Dough
        http://www.casagordita.com/cornmealpi...

        1. JalamaMama Dec 10, 2006 04:54 PM

          I use this recipe once a week, at least, and it never fails!

          I use a pizza stone and 425* oven- I don't pre-bake the stone- though I have a niece who pre-bakes it for AN HOUR!!! My pizzas come out bubbly and I let them sit for a good 6-7 minutes or more before cutting.

          NY STYLE PIZZA CRUST

          2/3 c warm water (put into machine) add
          1 T olive oil, 1 t dried garlic pieces, 1/2 T fresh chopped rosemary

          measure out
          2 1/4 c ap flour
          1 t cornmeal
          1/2 t salt
          1 t sugar
          Pout that onto water and goodies in machine- add 2 t yeast

          set to dough and in a little more than an hour- a huge ball of dough will be awaiting you in machine.

          I put dough into oiled bowl /covered for another 15-20 minutes after removing from machine, for another quick rise.

          1. mrsmegawatt Dec 10, 2006 04:19 PM

            This is the recipe I use. I find it to be excellent!

            In this order:

            1 cup water
            1/4 cup olive oil
            1 tsp salt
            1 tablespoon sugar
            3 1/4 cups flour
            2 1/4 tsp yeast

            Put your machine on dough cycle. Don't let the yeast come in contact with the water

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              ChiliDude Dec 10, 2006 11:33 AM

              I don't understand this question. How does one bake pizza in a bread machine?

              Get a copy of the following book for an excellent source of pizza recipes.

              American Pie, My Search for the Perfect Pizza
              by Peter Reinhart
              Ten Speed Press, 2003

              This book is a two-parter. The first part is interesting reading about the actual two continent search for the best pizza. The second part contains the pizza recipes.

              BTW, forget the bread machine...get your hands into the dough...get the real feel of pizza making.

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                Spencer Dec 10, 2006 04:13 PM

                No no, the pizza isn't baked in the bread machine- the dough is made in the bread machine, then baked in my oven.
                The book sounds interesting, thanks.

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                orezscu Dec 10, 2006 05:43 AM

                I use the one out of this book and have had good results:

                http://www.amazon.com/Bread-Machine-B...

                However, it's pretty hard to get pizza oven heat at home. I think good pizza ovens clock in about twice as hot as any home oven can get. Oven to 500 and a pizza stone *is* a huge help, however.

                What kind of crust are you looking for? Thin, thick, chewy, cracker, etc?

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                  Spencer Dec 10, 2006 05:26 AM

                  FYI:
                  I did do the 500 degree thing that some folks posted about recently.

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