Ready made pizza base

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pierre
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Re: Ready made pizza base

Post by pierre » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:32 pm

I think the ready bases are just convenient to use, but for flavour and cost are lame. I'm from Rome and decent pizza is so hard to find in Adelaide, more common in Melbourne.


Narmnaleg
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Re: Ready made pizza base

Post by Narmnaleg » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:48 pm

Pierre, great to have another Romano on the forum! :D

Do you make your own pizza?

pierre
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Re: Ready made pizza base

Post by pierre » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:20 pm

Narmnaleg wrote:Pierre, great to have another Romano on the forum! :D

Do you make your own pizza?
Hi Narmnaleg, are you from Rome too?
Yes, I make my dough but the result is never good compared to what I was used back in Rome. It's just that a normal electric oven it's not hot enough, water is different, flour too, mozzarella too here is generally very plain compared to the italian one. I have more success recreating pasta recipes than pizza, that looks a mistery even for places asking big dollars for them.

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Re: Ready made pizza base

Post by Narmnaleg » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:33 pm

Yes, Romano de Roma, even though I've lived in Sydney a very long time.

For pizza, follow me:
1) Start with this flour: http://shop.icnussa.com.au/p/8620492/ca ... -25kg.html (While you're on that site, look under the "salumi" heading where you can get yourself some guanciale and the best Nduja I've ever had. The guanciale is very good, but is on the small end of the scale. They also make an excellent salciccia sarda).
2) The water will be fine as it is, but if you think it has a bad taste use bottled water.
3) The mozzarella is getting better all the time. You need to find a good supplier and before you use it make sure that it's fresh and you drain it and then let it get to room temperature. You might also want to add a little salt. If you want the full napoletana get a buffalo mozzarella imported from naples and you can't go wrong (as long as it's fresh). In Sydney these can be found almost everywhere now even though they are expensive ($60-80 per kg) but then again they are expensive in Rome too.

The oven, use this if you can pick it up from Melbourne: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/wood-fired-p ... 462f5bc55a
Or this if you can't: http://www.my-woodfiredoven.com.au/port ... en-maximus

These ovens are small, cheap and awesome!

For pasta, if you don't want to get the guanciale from the link above, make it yourself:
Guanciale Part 1: http://www.aussiebbq.info/forum/viewtop ... ciale+part
Guanciale Part 2: http://www.aussiebbq.info/forum/viewtop ... ciale+part

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Re: Ready made pizza base

Post by plumby » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:03 pm

mymonaro wrote:After trying a range of different techniques for pizza bases some time ago, I came across the following product.
http://laucke.com.au/our-products/home- ... -focaccia/

Great results every time on my Weber Family Q. Cooked on a thick teflon sheet for approximately 3 to 4 minutes, on a stone which has been raised up off the trivet with small tuna tins. After 3 to 4 minutes I slide the teflon sheet out and then cook the pizza directly on the stone. Cooking times vary depending on the amount of topping on the pizza and the ambient temperature of the day/evening.

Any questions, please ask.
I agree I do the identical method, Teflon then finish off on raised pizza stone with great results in my WeberQ 2200. I don't load the pizzas up though, thin for me.

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Re: Ready made pizza base

Post by Buzabbq » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:51 pm

You just cant get better than freshly make pizza.
Toppings do not a great pizza make
Good Eats S03E09 Flat Is Beautiful covers it all



If you have never watched "good eats" its worth the watch.
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mymonaro
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Re: Ready made pizza base

Post by mymonaro » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:38 pm

plumby wrote:
mymonaro wrote:After trying a range of different techniques for pizza bases some time ago, I came across the following product.
http://laucke.com.au/our-products/home- ... -focaccia/

Great results every time on my Weber Family Q. Cooked on a thick teflon sheet for approximately 3 to 4 minutes, on a stone which has been raised up off the trivet with small tuna tins. After 3 to 4 minutes I slide the teflon sheet out and then cook the pizza directly on the stone. Cooking times vary depending on the amount of topping on the pizza and the ambient temperature of the day/evening.

Any questions, please ask.
I agree I do the identical method, Teflon then finish off on raised pizza stone with great results in my WeberQ 2200. I don't load the pizzas up though, thin for me.
Good to hear someone else is on the "right track". :D

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Re: Ready made pizza base

Post by RaymonAbdullah » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:37 am

Always go for Webber Q to make the pizza

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Re: Ready made pizza base

Post by Groovy Gorilla » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:44 pm

keithgh wrote:I am far from a Pizza expert I saw a demo of the Weber Q cooking Pizza and they were great.

My Webber Q I preheat on high for 20min and the temp is usually around the 250-300 mark, I will double check in a few days time

They were using a bought base.

I buy the same base its the Smoke House pizza kitchen Woodfired Pizza Bases, local Deli

It is fresh frozen (not cooked) and always kept in the freezer

They are hand made in Sorrento Vic.

Keith :D :D
They must have sore hands stocking all those shops ;p
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lockyer
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Re: Ready made pizza base

Post by lockyer » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:31 am

Well it has been a while since I have been on this forum, shame to see it with one foot in the grave....
We use to buy the pre made bases as being small business owners our time was limited...Then one day a customer mention something about doing her own bases etc etc so asked about it and they use a bread making machine !!!
So Gumtree or your local for sale pages on FB with have plenty of these machines going cheap - I picked one up 2 streets away for $10...we have been making our own bases now for about 3 months and will never go back to pre made.

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