Tips for a better crust
Everyone knows that the crust is one of the most important parts of any pizza. Here are a few great tips to get a more favorable experience from your crusts.
Use Good Flour
All the ingredients need to be top-notch. Of course that includes the flour that you use. It’s important not to have any additives and to stay as natural as possible. Some experts suggest that a lower protein content is a great idea while others think that higher protein is best.
Raising the Dough
If you are looking for crust that has a light texture, chewy interior and crisp outside, it’s a good idea to raise the dough more than once. Once again the experts suggest this is a process. The first time you raise the dough should be about for four hours and the second time for 8 to 12 hours. Making a better crust takes time, but the results are well worth it.
Heating the oven to just the right temperature is important too. Some chefs like to cook at 900° while others prefer the 600° range. They all agree that the temperature depends on how you want the skin of your crust – either hard or chewy.