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Deep-Dish Pizza Dough Calculator
By Mike (a.k.a. Boy Hits Car)

Deep-Dish Dough Calculator

Deep-Dish Pizza Dough Calculating Tool

This tool was developed by Mike (aka Boy Hits Car) and can be used to determine the ingredients and quantities needed to make any size and number of deep-dish dough balls (up to a total of 999), using ingredients unique to the deep-dish style (commonly referred to as the “Chicago deep-dish style”). There are two options for using the tool: the Thickness Factor option and the Dough Weight option. To use the Thickness Factor option, the user enters a thickness factor (TF), a set of workable baker’s percents, the desired pizza size and the desired number of pizzas. Because the tool can accommodate different pan styles and sizes, the user of this option is prompted to specify the particular type, shape and dimensions of the deep-dish pan selected—either round straight-sided, round sloping-sided, or rectangular (straight-sided only). To use the Dough Weight option, the user enters the known weight of a dough ball (in either grams or ounces), a set of workable baker’s percents, and the desired number of dough balls. With either option, the tool provides the ingredients and quantities corresponding to the data inputted into the tool.

The tool also includes a “stuffed pizza” option by which a user can specify a dough weight to be used for the extra dough layer that is characteristic of the standard stuffed pizza style. A “bowl residue” feature is also available with the tool that allows users to compensate for minor dough losses that occur during the dough preparation process. For further details, click here

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