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Will Motorino sell me some dough for home use? Like just for one/two pies?

_emilie_ Jan 29, 2010 03:34 PM

I can buy pizza dough from some of the local pizzerias in my neighborhood, but I thought it might be nicer to buy some from a master pizzaiolo... do you think they'll just skoff at me? Has anyone tried this?

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    gutsofsteel Jan 29, 2010 03:43 PM

    Only one way to find out...

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      ValerieMichelle Jan 29, 2010 03:46 PM

      My favorite pizza place for New York pizza in Orlando is PieZanos Pizza & Pasta House. The owners are from New York, and they sell their dough upon request. My sauce isn't like theirs, yet there's No Way I could duplicate their dough! You don't know what you can have unless you ask :)

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        pizzemama Jan 29, 2010 09:01 PM

        They will absolutely not scoff at you. Tell them that Mathieu's wife said it was okay.

        1. _emilie_ Jan 30, 2010 05:38 AM

          Alrightly, trying today -- will let you know how it goes :)

          1. _emilie_ Feb 1, 2010 09:06 AM

            Turns out the answer is yes, $5/ball and they will even give you cooking instructions. Aren't they nice!

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              LNG212 Feb 1, 2010 09:17 AM

              That's really great. Are the cooking instructions specific for home use on how to get the crust just right? And have you tried it yet?

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                dietndesire Feb 1, 2010 09:35 AM

                Just right? Use an oven that gets above 800 degrees.

                Nice work on your quest, emilie.

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                  visciole Feb 1, 2010 09:38 AM

                  Yes, unfortunately I think it's the oven just as much as the dough that determines the outcome. But you can get a pizza stone and heat it up as high as possible to try to duplicate a wood-burning stove. Let us know how it turns out!

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                    LNG212 Feb 1, 2010 09:48 AM

                    Well, yeah. That's why I asked the question. Maybe they had some miraculous tip for the home cook. Even those of us with a pizza stone and jacking the oven up as high as it will go don't get the same results as the pros. I just thought maybe they'd have some pointers, esp. if they are including instructions with their dough.

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                      ttoommyy Feb 1, 2010 10:22 AM

                      A fine example of why some foods are just better out than made at home. I love to make pizza (especially during the winter; that high oven temp makes the house toasty warm), but I know I'll never get it the same as my favorite pizza joint. It's like comparing apples to oranges...or something like that. lol ;)

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                        _emilie_ Feb 1, 2010 11:27 AM

                        Haven't tried it yet, but yeah, I am assuming that my oven is not going to completely cooperate. I did read something recently somewhere that suggested not only cranking up your broiler all the way, but also pre-heating a cast iron skillet (instead of a stone) on the stove before you flip it upside down and shimmy the pie on there to use as a baking surface in the oven (maybe this was on Serious Eats? I forget). Might try that -- not sure if the direct flame on the stove gets any hotter than the oven or not.

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                          Foodluva Feb 1, 2010 12:04 PM

                          If your oven allows it, place your stone or cast iron skillet on the actual floor of the oven. pre-heat it at the highest temp possible for a full hour. for me, this has produced some pretty tasty pies, although there is still a difference between this and a real 800+ degree pizza oven-

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                            willybronx Feb 1, 2010 01:43 PM

                            You will need to dangerously fiddle with your home oven to get it hot enough.
                            Look here to find out everything you need to know.
                            http://www.varasanos.com/PizzaRecipe.htm

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