At Pizza & Pasta Northeast, Dan Richer, owner of Razza in Jersey City, New Jersey, will present a demonstration on naturally leavened pizza. What are three key tips to producing a great naturally leavened dough?
- Bread making techniques are essential. I recommend reading every bread book ever written and practicing daily. It takes time, patience, knowledge, intuition, and persistence.
- Manage the variables – don’t make more than one change to your formula at a time. Keep written record of all changes that you made so you can remember what worked and what didn’t. Keep it consistent by managing your final dough temperature and fermentation times. A thorough understanding of how time and temperature impact fermentation is key.
- Keep your culture active by feeding it regularly – at least twice per day at the same time, temperature, and with the same flour. The health of your starter depends on these factors and starter vibrancy is crucial for consistency and quality.
February 23, 2018 | Pizza Headlines
A commentary by Editor-in-Chief Jeremy White I used to think delegating was a task for the lazy. You know, if you want the job done right, do it yourself. Right? Turns out that isn’t always the best advice. Your team can accomplish so much more as a cohesive unit than any one individual can accomplish…. Read More ›
February 22, 2018 | Pizza Expo News
Our first episode of the Pizza Expo Update Show will get ready for International Pizza Expo next month. Managing Editor Mandy Detwiler sits down with show director Bill Oakley to give you the skinny on what to expect on the show floor. Bill outlines this year’s show floor changes. Pizza Expo will take place in… Read More ›
Find out what to expect on the show floor at International Pizza Expo, March 20-22. Managing Editor Mandy Detwiler interviews show director Bill Oakley on show floor changes and its new location in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Read More ›