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Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« on: January 28, 2022, 04:09:17 PM »
Since Pizza Hut doesn't make pizza like these anymore, we decided to try and re-create them!

Thin 'N Crispy!  :)

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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2022, 04:10:49 PM »
And the iconic Pan!


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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2022, 04:21:49 PM »
Your pizza looks awesome!

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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2022, 04:50:05 PM »
Very nice!!!   Did you use recipes from the forum, or your own ?
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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2022, 05:03:54 PM »
Beautiful, it looks like a perfect advert!

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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2022, 09:10:47 PM »
Your pizza looks awesome!

Thanks so much politon!  :)

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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2022, 09:12:58 PM »
Beautiful, it looks like a perfect advert!

Thanks stickyD!! I looked up some old Pizza Hut adverts on Youtube and had to laugh at them.

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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2022, 09:42:10 PM »
Very nice!!!   Did you use recipes from the forum, or your own ?

These dough recipes are my own, but are based on the great work of people on this forum.  I used Jackie Tran's recipe for the sauce.  To see our work flow and dough management you can check out the video we made:



Here are the recipes:



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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2022, 09:48:12 AM »
Pizza Hut doesn't make the Thin 'n Crispy anymore?

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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2022, 06:25:28 PM »
Hello Sonvolt.

Pizza Hut has several different crust types and they change them from time to time and it can vary from location to location.  But none of the crusts they currently make are good, in my opinion.  In the 70's and 80's, each individual restaurant would make their own dough, but now the Pizza Hut doughs are made at a commissary (i.e. factory), frozen, then shipped to the restaurants to be re-heated and served.  This process necessitates the addition of chemical preservatives, etc.   I feel they have lowered the quality for the sake of convenience and profit.   So that's what I mean when I say they don't make pizza like these anymore.     

 

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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2022, 07:04:52 PM »
Oh, yes I know all that. I thought you meant they stopped making their thin crust pizza, which they haven't.

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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2022, 12:35:09 PM »
These dough recipes are my own, but are based on the great work of people on this forum.  I used Jackie Tran's recipe for the sauce.  To see our work flow and dough management you can check out the video we made:



Here are the recipes:

Hey look at that, I already saw your YouTube video. I thought it was really good :)

The one take away from your recipe compared to the 22 oz recipe that pete-zza scaled down to a 22 ounce dough ball is the salt content.  Salt is very subjective.  But your % is 1.8%, while the original is 0.88%.

Anyway, good video and the pictures look great.

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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2022, 02:58:31 PM »
Thank you T-bone!

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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2022, 04:47:57 PM »
I was a doughmaster at 3 different pizzahut locations in the mid 90's for several months. Terrible job - everyone hates the dough guy. The worst for me was when they occasionally wanted me to open in the morning but nobody had keys i could borrow. What the hell right?

The richest part was that the drivers were mad at the dough guy if the crust stuck to the pan -- but the pans are washed and oiled by the drivers who closed the night before. So the math works out that there were probably people mad at me for the condition of a pan that they personally half-assed.

It was always our fault if there was too much dough or not enough dough, but the computer told us how much to make every morning.

At the time, the rumor was that new stores were going to be freezer-only. The stores that i worked at sold lots of deep pan, several thin-n-crispy, and hardly any "hand tossed style". So like 11 or 12 bags of mix for the pan dough, 1 or 2 bags of the thin-n-crispy (I remember that it was darker in color?), and pull 5 or 6 prefab hand-tossed style out of the freezer and let them thaw on a counter before final stretch and docking. They were always a little freezer burnt, too.

PJs was still an up-and-comer at the time and i don't think we had any in utah yet. What i heard at the time was that they make all the dough at factories and ship them refrigerated, which IMHO is a good way to do it. Particularly if your doughmasters at the stores don't really care about what they are doing. Girls with long hair not wearing nets, for example. If they're shipping the dough around frozen pre-formed, I'm not on board for that, but at the time it was refrigerated balls, so i was told. The only reason i don't eat PJs is because i don't like so much sugar on a pizza.

I have one of this type of pan and may have to try some. Doesn't this belong in the cracker style subforum though?
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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2022, 09:30:32 PM »
Hot damn, your pan pizza looks absolutely fantastic.
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Re: Pizza Hut Thin 'N Crispy and Pan Pizza
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2022, 08:43:08 AM »
Since Pizza Hut doesn't make pizza like these anymore, we decided to try and re-create them!

Thin 'N Crispy!  :)

photos look unreal, and I absolutely MISS the real old school Pizza Hut pizzas...

so, I gave this a go.... dough just popped in the fridge, will use it Friday night (48+hr ferment).

only change I made, and it hopefully doesn't affect things too much (but it will obv change the taste a bit) is I used olive oil, as it's all I had on hand. Hope it doesnt end up biting me in the butt, but I had to make this asap.

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