Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Poolish: The Mother Dough

(pronounced POO-leesh)

Starting the poolish.
Flour, water, and a little yeast.
Sits out for 5-6 hours.

Nice and bubbly.

Used a cup or so of poolish for my pizza dough.

My favorite pizza.
Jalapeño pepper and pineapple.
Wonderful crust.

And enough poolish left over to make a couple of loaves of ciabatta bread.

Trying out some ideas from these two books.

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  1. still thinking about that pineapple...
    But I have a fear of yeast. I rarely choose to deal with it. I think I fear I will murder it.

  2. wow! my all time favorite pizza.. :)

    really love it..;)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

  3. I love all of Reinhart's books. I make pizza too, but I don't use a poolish for my crust. Now you've got me thinking ....

  4. Oh BTW: please think about linking this post up with Weekend Cooking this coming Saturday. It's absolutely perfect.

  5. You will not murder yeast, caite. Be brave. It's not as hard as you think.

  6. Raquel, you and I must have a big jalapeño pepper and pineapple pizza party one day!

  7. I will link up on Saturday at Weekend Cooking! Thank you!

  8. I must try this. Thanks for sharing it on the Wordless Wednesday Party!

  9. Ooohhhh...that pizza looks delicious!

  10. What wonderful starter and breads- they look delicious.

  11. A good thermometre will save many a yeast from a quick death. I learned that while still in highschool when my bagels turned out as hard as hockey pucks.

  12. Jalapeño pepper and pineapple pizza?
    Gotta try it!!
    Here's My WC

  13. The book on the left just won a James Beard 2013 cookbook award. The book on the right is one of my go-to cookbooks. A wonderful baking book. The pizza looks so, so good.

  14. I have both of these books on my wishlist. I borrowed them from the library.


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