It doesn’t matter how much dough you’ve got……

What is the difference between pizza and focaccia dough? “About a buck” was amongst the clearest answers that I found, and that from the “New York Times”. I set out to make some great pizza dough yesterday, and made an impressive focaccia which was good, but at the back of my mind I wanted the taste and look of a thin, crisp pizza. I think Jenny was expecting the same. The face tells it all, disappointment is hard to mask. It’s the same smiling face that looks up at you after the hands have unwrapped a hopelessly ill chosen present, while the voice is attempting a “Just what I wanted”phrase. I was looking at that face as I cut slices of focaccia as thick as a paving stone. Not as heavy as paving stone, but not thin and crisp as promised and, more importantly, expected. In the cold light of morning – unexpectedly cold for June – the remains do not look as thick as I remember, but I’ve learnt that focaccia is a bread and pizza isn’t. When I looked in the cupboard at the flour that I used the label clearly says bread flour as opposed to all purpose flour. I think the clue may well be in the name. Any clues to crisp thin pizza dough would be gratefully accepted.


About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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4 Responses to It doesn’t matter how much dough you’ve got……

  1. First off I did look up that show, looks like a British Jersey Shore. We find a pizza stone helps make a thinner crust. At least it gets crispier. This looks wonderful though!

  2. Hmm…I personally like a thicker, chewy pizza dough. But, then again, I live in Chicago. I would go along with the pizza stone. Great photos, as usual!

  3. That pizza looks great. What’s for dinner I wonder…

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