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Offline wotavidone

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Re: Cooked vs Uncooked pizza sauce....
« Reply #320 on: June 30, 2022, 09:01:09 AM »
I usually go for UNcooked sauce.

Is it true that cooking a sauce "cooks away the acidity" and thus makes the sauce sweeter?  I just read along those lines in another thread.
Personally I think some organics are lost when the sauce boils, sort of like steam distillation.
Whether this includes the acid forming compounds I don't know, but the taste changes, and you can smell it cooking, which is all the proof needed that flavour compounds are being driven off.
Whether that is good or bad is pretty much a personal preference thing.
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Re: Cooked vs Uncooked pizza sauce....
« Reply #321 on: June 30, 2022, 11:31:17 PM »
Personally I think some organics are lost when the sauce boils, sort of like steam distillation.
Whether this includes the acid forming compounds I don't know, but the taste changes, and you can smell it cooking, which is all the proof needed that flavour compounds are being driven off.
Whether that is good or bad is pretty much a personal preference thing.
I think volatile aromatics are being driven off as well. This happens with lots of things when they're cooked, or overcooked. I hear phrases like "cooking brings out the flavor" of something thrown around all the time, and I think it's widely overused. Some things improve from thorough cooking, and others are degraded. Tomatoes are a great example of that. Roasting whole tomatoes can make them taste delicious, but go just an inch over the line, and they're totally ruined.
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Re: Cooked vs Uncooked pizza sauce....
« Reply #322 on: July 01, 2022, 09:24:50 AM »
I tried baked sauces, with different tomato products.  This is about where I started.  Kinda a long thread, but I really likes the baked pizza sauces, with added ingredients. My customers that tried those baked sauces also like them. The reason I didn't offer the baked sauces all of the time, was it was too time consuming for my small pizza stand. 

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=45149.msg452056#msg452056

Also really didn't recall before, but I was trying to make some grandma pizza's on that thread.  It is something, that the mind can forget so quickly.   :-D

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Re: Cooked vs Uncooked pizza sauce....
« Reply #323 on: July 01, 2022, 11:10:34 AM »
I tried baked sauces, with different tomato products.  This is about where I started.  Kinda a long thread, but I really likes the baked pizza sauces, with added ingredients. My customers that tried those baked sauces also like them. The reason I didn't offer the baked sauces all of the time, was it was too time consuming for my small pizza stand. 

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=45149.msg452056#msg452056

Also really didn't recall before, but I was trying to make some grandma pizza's on that thread.  It is something, that the mind can forget so quickly.   :-D

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I'll bet those baked sauces were great. My next sauce experiment is to combine some oven roasted fresh tomatoes with passata. I've got a 24 oz. jar, and I'm thinking about 2 pounds of fresh tomatoes should be about the right amount to roast and blend them and combine them with the passata. I'm looking for a sauce with a good balance of sweet to savory flavor, and just the right texture that it's easy to pour on pizza and not have to stop and smooth it out.
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Re: Cooked vs Uncooked pizza sauce....
« Reply #324 on: July 01, 2022, 11:20:49 AM »
My next sauce experiment is to combine some oven roasted fresh tomatoes with passata. I've got a 24 oz. jar, and I'm thinking about 2 pounds of fresh tomatoes should be about the right amount to roast and blend them and combine them with the passata.
Should be delicious.
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Re: Cooked vs Uncooked pizza sauce....
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