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Old 03-12-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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Which bread dough is better for pizza?

My daughter is having birthday party, this is a big one, her Bat Mitzvah. She is inviting her classmates with their mothers (girls night out). She wants me to pre-make individual size Pizzas and then have a buffet of toppings that they will choose and just warm it up in the oven. So, say 20-40 Pizzas, no big deal if i could make few a day or so. Start a week before. Problem is the week before is Passover, no bread at that time, not of any kind.
Our local bread store offers the solution, they will bake any size pizza for me using one of their doughs, the ones they use for one of their breads. They say that country white is popular. To me it tastes like a wonder bread (or whatever the name is?). I suggest focaccia dough to my wife, but she says that the store knows better. I doubt that.
I need your help. Tell me what dough to chose. It is an artisan bakery, their breads are wonderful. They are called "Breadsmith".

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Old 03-12-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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Which do you think the girls will like? I'm thinking the focaccia dough might bake up with those nice large holes that are great in bread, but not so great for holding pizza toppings.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:32 PM   #3
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Most kids I know really like Wonderbread! It's pretty much a blank slate, and sounds like it would work with any toppings.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:36 PM   #4
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The focaccia they bake doesn't really have holes. It's pretty solid bread. Dawg, I do her about girls like junk for bread, but there will be adults also.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:41 PM   #5
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It's for your daughter, I think the adults would be secondary. I like Wonderbread too, bet other adults do as well!

This sounds like a nice, easy solution.
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Charlie, if I understand correctly, you want pre-baked crusts you can add toppings to at the party. Why can't you approach a pizza restaurant and ask them to pre-bake the crusts for you?
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That's what he's doing, from what I understand.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:59 PM   #8
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That's what he's doing, from what I understand.
He was going to a bakery that offered a variety of bread doughs for the crust.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:20 PM   #9
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if the party is during Passover, methinks the issue is not where the crust comes from but is it leavened?

might google cauliflower pizza dough - if you going to do it yourself, recommend experimenting as early as possible to perfect.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:26 PM   #10
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I might take another tack and get par baked shells that are commercially available. These are amazing The Pizza Gourmet's Wood Grilled Pizza Crusts!

Pizza crust is not the same dough as many breads. it uses harder flour and has no eggs, etc. It's most similar to a traditional french bread dough, imo.


Specialty crusts may run a little more price wise, but you will get a better result.
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