Food & Ingredients

How Local Water Affects Your Pizza Dough

Does local water influence the taste of the finished crust? Not as long as the water is potable and doesn’t have any “off” flavors. If your local water is bad, a simple fix is to install a suitable water filter designed to address the issue at hand. Q: I’ve heard so many stories … More

Tom Lehmann: In Lehmann's Terms

How To Calculate Bakers Percent in Dough-Making

In this timeless article republished from 2018, the late Tom “The Dough Doctor” Lehmann explained the specifics of calculating bakers percent in dough-making. Bakers percent lets you easily pinpoint any issues with ingredient amounts in your pizza dough. Related: A simple solution to your pizza dough bubble troubles If you’re … More

Food & Ingredients

When Your Dough Comes Out Wet and Sticky

If you don’t cross-stack your pizza dough boxes in the cooler, you’re likely to end up with a common problem: wet and sticky dough. By cross-stacking the dough boxes when you first put them into the cooler, you will allow the moisture from condensation to escape from the boxes. Related: The secrets to creating … More

Food & Ingredients

The Secrets to Creating a Better Crumb Structure

When we hear a pizza aficionado describing a really great pizza, it’s seldom the cheese or the sauce or even the toppings they refer to. It’s the textural properties of the crust, whether light and tender, crispy or chewy. So what’s the secret behind these important characteristics? You might think … More