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Offline tony`s pizza

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My pizza came out too hard....
« on: June 25, 2013, 07:40:02 PM »
I followed the basic dough recipe....but the crust was too hard....

any suggestions?

Offline The Dough Doctor

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Re: My pizza came out too hard....
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 09:14:00 AM »
Without seeing a copy of the dough formula and dough management procedure employed, along with baking conditions it is difficult to say what the problem is, but if the dough formula doesn't contain any fat, that might be a contributing factor to a hard crust. Since fat is a tenderizer in the world of dough formulation you might try adding fat (oil or shortening) at the rate of 3% of the flour weight to see if that resolves the problem. Also, keep in mind that a dough made with a low absorption rate (50% or less) might also produce a hard finished crust characteristic.
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Offline McCoy

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Re: My pizza came out too hard....
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 11:35:55 PM »
There's also the possibility that you simply baked it too long. A pizza left too long in the oven dehydrates and turns hard.
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