Note: You will need a Standard Home Oven for proper baking of this dough.
|Bakers’ %||in grams||in ounces||Recommended|
|Flour||100%||640 g||22.6 oz||High-Gluten Flour|
|Water||57%||365 g||12.9 oz||Water|
|Yeast or Starter||0.5000%||3.200 g||0.113 oz||Cake Yeast|
|Salt||2.00%||12.80 g||0.45 oz||Salt|
|Oil/Lards/Shortening||1.00%||6.4 g||0.2 oz||Extra Virgin Olive Oil|
|Sugar||2.00%||12.800 g||0.5 oz||Refined Granulated Sugar|
|Other||0.00%||0.00 g||0.0 oz||-No Others Needed|
|Totals||1040 g||36.68 oz|
If the weather is hot & humid, use very cold water. Otherwise, room temperature is OK. Throw the water in the mixer and add all ingredients but the flour. Stir well with a whisk until combined. Add the flour. Mix on low speed for 8 minutes.
Good pizza in Fort Lauderdale has been around long before hydration formulas and such. Don’t get so wrapped up into what is really a very simple process. Because that’s what pizza is supposed to be. Plain. Simple. Food.