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Offline Bluesology

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shortening vs olive oil
« on: May 12, 2010, 10:17:37 PM »
So I tried greasing the pan with shortening as I was having kind of a tough time de-panning the pizza with olive oil.  Now the pizzas are coming out even softer and underbaked.  Would the shortening prevent the outside from crisping up as much?

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Re: shortening vs olive oil
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 10:40:56 PM »
Chad,

Yes. See Tom Lehmann's Think tank post at http://thinktank.pmq.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8187&p=56461&hilit=#p56461.

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Re: shortening vs olive oil
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 11:25:26 AM »
I use peanut oil for all of my sicilians. It has a high smoke point & mild flavor. All of my pizza comes out nicely browned and crispy on the bottom.

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