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Offline sallam

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How much cheese, is there a percentage?
« on: August 13, 2010, 03:11:58 PM »
Greetings

Is there a cheese/dough percentage to help us estimate the quantity of cheese we should top the pizza with?
I use red cheddar cheese. I usually make 2 40in round pizzas, using the following:
1kg AP flour
3t instant yeast
1t salt
2 1/4c water
1/4c oil
We like the margarita, with just fresh tomato sauce and cheese. It turns out thick and fluffy, the way we like it.
I noticed that more cheese gives it a better taste. So, I wonder what is the perfect amount of cheese?
I'm a home baker.


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Re: How much cheese, is there a percentage?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 03:28:57 PM »
sallam,

I am not familiar with red cheddar cheese and a 40" pizza is not a common pizza size in the U.S., but you might be able to use the Burke portion guide at http://www.burkecorp.com/images/stories/pdfs/guides/Pizza%20Toppings%20Guide.pdf to extrapolate to the 40" size.

Another approach you can use to try to optimize the amounts of cheese (and sauce and toppings also) is to make smaller pizzas, for example, 12", and experiment with amounts of cheese, sauce and toppings until you find the combination that is perfect for you and your customers (if applicable), and then use the extrapolation/conversion method such as described by Tom Lehmann in his PMQ Think Tank post at http://thinktank.pmq.com/viewtopic.php?p=49812#p49812.

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Re: How much cheese, is there a percentage?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 03:37:26 PM »
I'm sorry, my fault. I meant 40cm round pizzas, which is about 16in.
Many thanks for the links.
I'm a home baker.

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Re: How much cheese, is there a percentage?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 06:28:08 PM »
http://www.burkecorp.com/images/stories/pdfs/guides/Pizza%20Toppings%20Guide.pdf

here you go, pick your style. light.. medium or heavy
im in the medium range