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Offline mkevenson

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How much water is in your sauce?
« on: May 07, 2013, 11:30:52 AM »
I made a batch of Bubba's style sauce and froze individual portions for one pizza. I have been noticing that upon defrosting the sauce is pretty wet (watery).
Last night after defrosting 3 portions of sauce I decided to put the sauce in a fine strainer. LOW AND BEHOLD  :o , what I had left after draining was 2 portions of sauce. I lost a full third to water. Now I know I didn't put that water in there when I made the sauce ??? . I figure the freezing process developed ice crystals in the sauce and when thawed I was left with water. Who wooda figured?
 
No big revelation, just thought I would share this AMAZING discovery. ::)
 
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Re: How much water is in your sauce?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 12:29:41 PM »
Pizza is not bread.

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Re: How much water is in your sauce?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 02:05:46 PM »
A tomato is ~95% water (a watermelon is only 92%).

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2682/2


Yup, but, when I have made a sauce and NOT frozen it, there is much less visible water.
I still think the freezing process has something to do with it.

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Re: How much water is in your sauce?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 02:16:00 PM »
Yup, but, when I have made a sauce and NOT frozen it, there is much less visible water.
I still think the freezing process has something to do with it.

Mark

For sure. Ice crystals are like tiny little knives slicing up the cells holding in the water. I wasn't suggesting that freezing didn't have something to do with it - rather that one might ought not be surprised when water comes out of something that is 95% water.
Pizza is not bread.

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Re: How much water is in your sauce?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 02:35:01 PM »
For sure. Ice crystals are like tiny little knives slicing up the cells holding in the water.

That is why tomatoes don't freeze well. I mentioned this in another post and was promptly chastised :-)

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Re: How much water is in your sauce?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 05:15:02 PM »
I will not use frozen sauce on a pizza, once it's been frozen it's ruined as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: How much water is in your sauce?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 06:05:42 PM »
I will not use frozen sauce on a pizza, once it's been frozen it's ruined as far as I'm concerned.
My thoughts also, and a frozen pizza is just a pie I will tolerate if I have to. I will admit though, some do very well with that method.

Tom