this photo illustrates the role of yeast in pizza dough
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Understanding the Role of Yeast in Pizza Dough

All three types of yeast perform comparably and result in the same flavor profiles for pizza when used at the correct substitution levels.  Instant dry yeast (IDY), possibly the most widely used type in pizza dough, has a shelf life of one to two years at room-temperature (65° to 80°F) … More

Food & Ingredients

Making and Marketing Greek-Style Pizza

Greek immigrants integrated traditional foods, such as gyros and spanakopita, into the menus at their pizza houses and houses of pizza in the U.S. The basic Greek-style pizza starts with a no-knead dough and a sauce that’s heavy on tomato paste and oregano. Related: Choosing the perfect pizza cheese In Joel … More

Dough Information Center

How to Solve Your Bubble Troubles

In this past installment of the late Tom Lehmann’s column, “In Lehmann’s Terms,” from September 2016, the dough master answered a reader’s question about bubbly pizza crusts. The problem stems from the baking temperature for the type of sauce applied to the dough skin, he explained. Related: A newcomer’s guide … More