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Offline pnicefor

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Dough size to weight ratio?
« on: July 11, 2013, 09:21:53 PM »
Is there a dough weight to size ratio? If I want to make a 15 in pie, how much should the dough weigh? Same goes for making a 10 or 12 in pie.   

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Re: Dough size to weight ratio?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 10:24:47 PM »
Read this thread and follow the various links.  I think you'll find what you are after.

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,17813.msg172515.html#msg172515

« Last Edit: July 11, 2013, 10:30:38 PM by parallei »

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Re: Dough size to weight ratio?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 10:56:49 AM »
Is there a dough weight to size ratio? If I want to make a 15 in pie, how much should the dough weigh? Same goes for making a 10 or 12 in pie.   

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I have found trial and error to be my best guide. A 12" pie is only one dimension. Thickness in the middle as well as cornice height is also important. Pick a dough ball weight you think is in the ball park, open the dough, bake the pie, if you want something different adjust the next time.
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Re: Dough size to weight ratio?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 12:48:40 PM »
Thanks.  I just figured there was a ratio, something eazy, like 1 oz per inch.  So, 10 inch pie, 10 oz. Dough ball, etc.    I will take a look at those threads. 
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Offline dwighttsharpe

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Re: Dough size to weight ratio?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 03:25:34 PM »
So many factors. Style is pertinent. A NY style pie uses less dough than (most) American for a given size(diameter).

Usually, if you use the formulas discussed within these forums(and learn to use the dough calculators), it's all given.

And as mentioned, it's still to your preference. I like American style, but I still prefer to use a little more dough(for a slghtly thicker crust) than many of the American style formulas.

So basically once you find a formula you like, then you will know exactly how much dough to use.
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Re: Dough size to weight ratio?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 03:54:52 PM »
Is there a dough weight to size ratio? If I want to make a 15 in pie, how much should the dough weigh? Same goes for making a 10 or 12 in pie.   

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Yep, it's called a "thickness factor" on these forums (ounces of dough per square inch of stretched skin).

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Re: Dough size to weight ratio?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 05:47:50 PM »
Great information.  Thanks for your help.
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