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Offline DNA Dan

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How to test a pizza sauce?
« on: September 13, 2006, 02:24:23 PM »
Does anyone have some techniques or methods for testing and comparing UNCOOKED pizza sauces? This could be for spice content, or texture, tomato type, etc.

The reason I am asking this is because a lot of sauces I taste from good pizza houses are uncooked and don't really taste all that great prior to cooking on the pizza. I just got a sample of some sauce from a place I really like locally and it was *YUCK* bitter, and harsh, ( :o But I did notice a hint of red wine in it)

Any ideas on tackling this one?

Offline scott r

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Re: How to test a pizza sauce?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006, 06:28:21 PM »
I have found that heating the sauce a little totally changes the way it tastes.  At one time I was doing sauce shootouts without heating, and picked the wrong favorites.  Now I just give a short amount of time (depends on how much sauce you have) in the microwave.  Once the sauces are warm you can trust your findings. 

Still, nothing is better than making a pie with two sides.  I do this all the time for cheese and sauce and it works great.