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Offline Pete-zza

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Re: pizza hut thin crust???
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2013, 06:07:14 PM »
Bob,

As you can see from Reply 4 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,6758.msg58199.html#msg58199, as of a few years ago, Papa John's also used an "engineered" cheese blend, also from Leprino's. Member November took a stab at coming up with an alternative blend using only regular mozzarella cheeses that he said matched PJ's nutrition information. As you can see from Reply 26 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,6749.msg58171.html#msg58171, he suggested 2/3 whole milk mozzarella cheese and 1/3 low moisture, part-skim mozzarella cheese. I don't have any idea as to how he came up with those numbers. My view is that unless you are trying to accurately emulate a PH Thin 'N Crispy pizza, you should use a cheese or cheese blend that you personally like. In my case, I ended up trying November's cheese blend in the pizza shown and described at Reply 24 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,6758.msg59357.html#msg59357.

Peter


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Re: pizza hut thin crust???
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2013, 07:13:38 PM »
Using today's cheeses, will I be able to cook this 'lil thin thing hot enough to get some "bite" out of the cheese without throwing everything else off kilter?


Bob,

I am not sure what kinds of problems you have in mind but when I made cracker style pizzas, my preferred practice was to use a cutter pan (although I did try direct baking on a stone) and, after pre-baking the crust, I put the cheese (in slices or shredded or diced) directly on the crust and then followed with the sauce and toppings. Putting the cheese down first was an idea that I got from Tom Lehmann. I believe I saw the idea at http://www.pmq.com/Recipe-Bank/index.php/name/Chicago-Cracker-Style-Pizza-Crust/record/57734/. I think putting the cheese down first helped keep the sauce and any liquids from wet toppings from migrating into the crust and reducing or impairing its crispiness. The cheeses were also protected from excessive browning or breaking down during the prolonged bake time following the dressing of the pizzas after the par-bake.

I don't know what sequence PH uses to assemble its pizzas and how it bakes them but I would imagine that the pizzas are baked on screens in conveyor ovens.

Peter