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yeast), biga (anywhere from 50
precent to as high as 65-percent
hydration) and poolish (100-percent hydration). A preferment is
just that, a portion of mixed flour,
water and yeast that is fermented
separately a day or two in advance
and then added to your dough during the mixing process. By using
a starter you are adding already
created flavor, which enhances the
overall taste and adds to the final
crumb structure.
Autolyse is a technique more
commonly found in bread baking,
but is a great addition if time permitting. Autolyse is the process of
mixing flour and water (sometimes
with yeast and salt added) to a
shaggy mass and then resting before mixing to full gluten development. The period of rest allows the
flour to hydrate more fully while
starting the natural enzyme breakdown and gluten development. In
theory, this process reduces the
amount of active mix time, but can
cancel out total mix time because
it may need to sit for
20 to 30 minutes or longer.
Having enough salt in your
dough will greatly impact overall flavor. Doughs with at least
2-percent salt will have more
pronounced flavor than those
with less. Doughs with higher salt
contents reaching above 3 percent
can start to affect fermentation, so
there is a give and take with this.
There are lots of small tweaks
we as pizza makers can do to
enhance and change our dough
and final product. Not all are
doable depending on your
operation, but change is nothing
to fear. With the climate we are
in, change is necessary ... and you
never know what new technique
or recipe might inspire you next. n
LAURA MEYER is Chef at Capo's
and Administrator and Teaching
Assistant at the International School of
Pizza in San Francisco.

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Pizza Today - February 2021
Commentary
Digital
Conversation
Mike’s Monthly Tip
Man on the Street
Building Blocks
Tony’s Trending Recipe
Knead to Know
Destinations
PPP Forgiveness
The Current Job Market
Ins and Outs of Expanding
Latin-inspired Pizzas
Adding Sandwiches
Pizza Expo 365
Small Market Mom & Pops
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Expo Spotlight
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Pizza Today - February 2021 - Cover2
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - February 2021 - Digital
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 9
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Conversation
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 11
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Mike’s Monthly Tip
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 13
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 15
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Building Blocks
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 17
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Tony’s Trending Recipe
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 19
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Knead to Know
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 21
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 22
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 23
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Destinations
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Pizza Today - February 2021 - PPP Forgiveness
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Pizza Today - February 2021 - 28
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 29
Pizza Today - February 2021 - The Current Job Market
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Pizza Today - February 2021 - Ins and Outs of Expanding
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Pizza Today - February 2021 - 37
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Latin-inspired Pizzas
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 39
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Adding Sandwiches
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Pizza Today - February 2021 - Pizza Expo 365
Pizza Today - February 2021 - 45
Pizza Today - February 2021 - Small Market Mom & Pops
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Pizza Today - February 2021 - Product Showcase
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Pizza Today - February 2021 - Pizza Today Yellow Pages
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