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Offline ronchonou

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The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« on: June 17, 2013, 04:16:41 PM »
What is the secret to have a shiny crust like this :

http://theravenousprincess.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/pizza-hut-21.jpg

I've tried to put oil all around but it didn't work.

Anyone have an idea ?

Thank you my friends !  :chef:

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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 04:58:15 PM »
ronchonou,

As best I can tell, the effect you describe is due to the application of a food spray to the rim of the dough before baking, and/or possibly after the pizza has been baked. See Reply 4 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,4067.msg33990.html#msg33990 . See, also, Reply 1 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,5472.msg46190/topicseen.html#msg46190 . I have also read that the spray is a "butter" spray of some sort. If you do a Google or similar search using the terms Pizza Hut and spray, you should get several hits.

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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 05:34:25 AM »
Hello,
  I have lots of time behind the doors of Pizza Hut and can tell you how they make just about everything. The pan dough they have nowadays is first of all frozen. It gets a descent amount of what's mostly vegetable oil in the bottom of the pan (enough to coat it) and is sprayed once along the outside of the crust with food release, which is a soybean oil. From there it gets proofed and then refrigerated until it gets used or thrown away. There is no spray used on it before it's put thru the oven, only before it proofs in the pan. That being said, the dough itself is very greasy on it's own from what I'm sure is soaking up the vegetable oil as it proofs. This is probably why its so shiny.
They do carry a garlic butter spray, but it isn't used on the pan dough at all. Hope this helps

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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 06:03:31 AM »
lorr,

Thanks for the clarification. When I searched this matter before I posted, I did read that the "butter" spray (maybe garlic butter spray) is used for the stuffed crust pizzas and breadsticks. However, I can see how a worker in one of the PH stores somewhere might use the same spray on a baked pan pizza even if it goes against company rules.

Peter

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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 04:30:10 AM »
Thanks a lot for your answer.

I don't understand the fact, why soybean oil makes the dough so shiny.

I tried with normal vegetable oil (used for french fries) but the result wasn't there.


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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 09:56:48 AM »
Ron;
When you used the regular vegetable oil exactly how did you use it?
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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 11:34:56 AM »
Ron;
When you used the regular vegetable oil exactly how did you use it?
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Hi.

I filled an empty spray (used for water when the sun is to hard  :angel: ) with "sunflower oil" and I sprayed it all around the pizza just before the bake.

The dough was brown but not shiny . :-[

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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 01:31:44 PM »
What is the secret to have a shiny crust like this :

http://theravenousprincess.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/pizza-hut-21.jpg

I've tried to put oil all around but it didn't work.

Anyone have an idea ?

Thank you my friends !  :chef:

Best regards from Paris  ;)
I wonder if it might be coming from the cheese oiling off....I have seen this too Ron; combine this with the crisy"fried" bottom crust and it is the only selling point for PH imo. But in the few times I've ever ordered these....this favored texture has not been consistent; fwiw.
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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2013, 03:35:09 PM »
How about egg wash?  That's how you get bread crust to shine. 

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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2013, 03:41:34 PM »
How about egg wash?  That's how you get bread crust to shine.
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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2013, 11:13:31 PM »
I wonder if it might be coming from the cheese oiling off....

Naw Bob, it's the silicone leaching from the "cheese", not oil.   ;D
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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2013, 03:18:37 AM »
Hello,
  I have lots of time behind the doors of Pizza Hut and can tell you how they make just about everything. The pan dough they have nowadays is first of all frozen. It gets a descent amount of what's mostly vegetable oil in the bottom of the pan (enough to coat it) and is sprayed once along the outside of the crust with food release, which is a soybean oil. From there it gets proofed and then refrigerated until it gets used or thrown away. There is no spray used on it before it's put thru the oven, only before it proofs in the pan. That being said, the dough itself is very greasy on it's own from what I'm sure is soaking up the vegetable oil as it proofs. This is probably why its so shiny.
They do carry a garlic butter spray, but it isn't used on the pan dough at all. Hope this helps

I worked at Pizza Hut in the late 70's when the pan pizza was first introduced. The dough was made fresh every morning, and proofed in the pan swimming in vegetable oil. There was a lot of sugar and powdered milk, in the dough recipe. The pans were deep, so the dough would fry in the oil when placed in the oven. I think this is why the crust has a shine.

When I worked at Pizza Hut , the walk-in was small and the freezer was a household stand-up, so making the dough every day was a necessity, because there was no room to store frozen dough. That was a long time ago so things may have changed.

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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2013, 09:22:19 PM »
That micro-blistering indicates to me a lot of oil in or on the dough, most likely both.

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Re: The secret of pizza hut shiny crust ?
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2013, 10:05:26 AM »
I think Vince is pretty close. PH does use a LOT of oil in their pan pizzas as does Old Chicago too resulting in more of a fried than baked pizza. I normally use peanut oil in the pan in this application.
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