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.

Oven Heat  

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.