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Offline buzz

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Oven Temperature
« on: July 30, 2004, 11:07:59 AM »
Has anyone experimented with a long bake at lower temperature (350-375) for a deep-dish pizza? I tried one and was not too happy.

Offline RoadPizza

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Re:Oven Temperature
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2004, 10:18:04 AM »
When a pizzeria opens at 10 AM, it doesn't mean that all the employees just arrived shortly before then.  Some arrived a couple of hours earlier JUST TO TURN THE OVEN ON, so it can pre-heat to the correct baking temperature (assuming it's a gas oven).  The high heat is a requirement.  Otherwise, you get less than spectacular results: a longer bake time, the crust doesn't brown enough, or it may develop a tougher texture than normal.