Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) has its personal thriving pizza scene. Thick, rectangular pan-cooked crusts are what outline lots of the hottest pies on this area.
When creating our go-to NEPA-style dough recipe, we turned to Jim Mirabelli, the proprietor and chief pizza officer at NEPA Pizza Assessment, a information to all issues Northeastern Pennsylvania-style pizza. He created this dough as a selfmade ode to the pizzas at a few of his favourite spots like Ferri’s and Joyful Pizza. Used as the bottom for Outdated Forge-style cheese pizza and mashed potato-covered pagash pizza, it’s a buttery dough that will get crispy on the surface whereas staying chewy on the within.
Jim’s recipe requires Basic Mills Full Energy Flour, a bread flour (12.6% protein content material) that is available in 50-pound luggage, sometimes utilized in skilled settings and pizzerias that make this regional type, however you need to use King Arthur Bread Flour (12.7%), Ceresota (12%) or one other bread flour with a comparable protein content material (11 to 13%) for related outcomes.
This recipe seems in A Love Letter to Northeastern Pennsylvania-style Pizza by Jim Mirabelli.
Notes: If utilizing baker’s percentages as an alternative of following the recipe precisely, percentages are as follows:
flour (100%), water (62%), instantaneous dry yeast (1.25%), salt (2%), unsalted butter (5%)
6 hours complete
5 hours passive
1 hour energetic
2 x 450-gram dough balls
587 grams (4 ⅔ cups) bread flour (100%)
364 grams (1 ½ cups) water 70°F (62%)
7 grams (1 ¾ teaspoons) instantaneous dry yeast (1.25%)
12 grams (2 teaspoons) advantageous sea salt (2%)
29 grams (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter at room temperature (5%) + extra for greasing the pan
Mix all components in a stand mixer bowl. Combine on low pace for 7-10 minutes till all components are built-in, dough is easy and the edges of the blending bowl are clear.
Go away the dough within the mixing bowl, cowl the bowl with a moist material and permit it to relaxation (bulk ferment) at room temperature for two hours.
Portion dough into 450-gram items.
Form the dough into easy balls and place in a lined proofing container (or individually in lined containers or bowls).
Enable to relaxation at room temperature for 3 hours, or till dough balls have doubled in measurement and will not be immune to stretching.
Grease a high-sided rectangular pizza pan (ideally, 10×14 inches) liberally with shortening or butter. Place dough evenly within the pan and gently press it into the corners with out making a raised-edge crust. The crust ought to be uniform and flat. If the dough resists stretching to the corners, cowl it with plastic wrap and let it relaxation for five to 10 minutes, then gently stretch once more.
Cowl dough with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and permit to rise for 1 hour at room temperature.
Whenever you’re able to cook dinner, observe directions for Outdated Forge-style Cheese Pizza to make a really Northeastern Pennsylvania-style deal with, or use your personal favourite topping mixtures to make one thing scrumptious!