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Pizza Making => Chicago Style => Topic started by: Viewer on August 08, 2007, 12:41:04 PM

Title: How to make a carmelized crust?
Post by: Viewer on August 08, 2007, 12:41:04 PM
Anyone know how to make a "carmelized" crust like Burt's or Pequod's?

Thanks
Title: Re: How to make a carmelized crust?
Post by: loowaters on August 08, 2007, 08:13:30 PM
I've never actually had a pie from either place but I've seen pics and read info on it before and I think it's done with cheddar, either yellow or white, around the rim of the crust.  In contact with the pan it will fry up real good and the heavy amount of oil from cheddar will run down into the crust or along the wall of the pan to the bottom.  Again, I'm not certain that's how it's done, but it may be worth a try for you.

Loo
Title: Re: How to make a carmelized crust?
Post by: Viewer on August 13, 2007, 06:36:47 PM
Thanks,

I've tried it with Mozerella, and it didn't work. But I didn't think to try it with white cheddar.  Good idea.
Title: Re: How to make a carmelized crust?
Post by: joserone on May 29, 2013, 03:16:26 PM
I've tried it, it worked for me and my family loved it, i started out by making a chi deep dish, but was having trouble keeping the sides of the crust to stay up, so i said F-it and put my sliced mozzarella up along the sides of the pan them just added the sauce, same as chi-style, just dont pull up the sides, hope you found this helpful
Title: Re: How to make a carmelized crust?
Post by: vcb on June 02, 2013, 09:02:37 PM
We've discussed this a bit in the Burt's/Pequod's thread (http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,7879.0.html (http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,7879.0.html)).

Basically, caramelized crust is brown/burnt cheese or a combination of cheese and sauce that attaches itself to the outer pizza crust.

You get this by:
1) Pressing your dough out not entirely to the edge of your pizza pan. Leave a little gap between the dough and the inside of the pan. If your dough has natural springback, it's not an issue, so sometimes it's good to use cold dough for this.

2) Hang your sliced cheese (mozzarella, wisconsin brick, mild cheddar) so part of it leans up against the inside of the pan.
This gives it a chance to run down between the dough and the pan.

3) Spread your sauce out as far as you can so a little bit can also follow the cheese down the gap.

Time and temp is trial and error, based on your type of oven and how your oven is configured.
( mine is configured like this: http://www.realdeepdish.com/2013/05-27-dd101-extra-pizzafication-of-your-oven/ (http://www.realdeepdish.com/2013/05-27-dd101-extra-pizzafication-of-your-oven/) )

Here's a few pics do you can see the general concept:
Title: Re: How to make a carmelized crust?
Post by: Chicago Bob on June 03, 2013, 04:08:15 PM
Anyone know how to make a "carmelized" crust like Burt's or Pequod's?

Thanks
Crust rim...or complete bottom?