by Kemp Minifie
Thin Crust PizzaOnce a month seems too infrequent to answer questions, so starting with this post, I'm going to reply twice a month to cut down on the wait time for a response. That said, don't hesitate to pepper me with more questions!
@MeeganLora and I have been tweeting back and forth since her initial question about pizza.
Q: How long to let pizza dough rise?
Kemp: I asked how long she'd been letting it rise ("...covered in the oven, off, for 1 hour. Sometimes it rises, sometimes, not") and what kind of yeast she used ("active dry").
Kemps-kitchen215When it comes to yeast doughs, some bakers believe in proofing, or testing the efficacy of the yeast, and others don't. If your liquid is too hot--you might not have a thermometer to test the water--you can kill the yeast. And sometimes, believe it or not, you can do everything right, and the yeast just doesn't work. It's a rare occurrence, but I know of cases when it's happened.
So I asked @MeeganLora for a photocopy ofRead More »from Ask Kemp: Super-Easy Pizza Recipe