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#### wepesq

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##### How much should a naples-style pizza crust weigh?
« on: April 24, 2013, 08:14:04 PM »
I am trying the recipe for Napoletana pizza crust in the Reinhart book American Pie.  Makes six dough balls. I just made the batch and it's resting on my counter now. I'll divide it soon. The whole batch weighs precisely 1800 grams. At six dough balls, that would be 300 grams each, or roughly 10.5 ounces.  Sounds heavy to me. How much do your Naples style dough balls weigh?  I'm using Caputo 00 flour.  What diameter pie would I target with a dough ball of this weight?
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#### Serpentelli

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##### Re: How much should a naples-style pizza crust weigh?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 08:27:11 PM »
I am trying the recipe for Napoletana pizza crust in the Reinhart book American Pie.  Makes six dough balls. I just made the batch and it's resting on my counter now. I'll divide it soon. The whole batch weighs precisely 1800 grams. At six dough balls, that would be 300 grams each, or roughly 10.5 ounces.  Sounds heavy to me. How much do your Naples style dough balls weigh?  I'm using Caputo 00 flour.  What diameter pie would I target with a dough ball of this weight?

Many people here seem to use 275g balls. 250g if you want a smaller cornicione. I usually do 275-300g per ball. Those are usually 12 -13 inch pies.

If your dough is supple it will easily stretch out that far.

Best of  luck!

John K

#### TXCraig1

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##### Re: How much should a naples-style pizza crust weigh?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 08:51:08 PM »
I use 275g for 13"
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#### derricktung

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##### Re: How much should a naples-style pizza crust weigh?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 06:26:49 AM »
I'm using 7 oz to 7.1 oz for a 10 inch.  (About 200 grams).

As John mentioned, just depends on what size you want to go as well...

#### wepesq

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##### Re: How much should a naples-style pizza crust weigh?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 07:59:03 AM »
Thank you, gentlemen. I divided it at 250-270 grams each, having in mind my target pizza size. Again, thanks.

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