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Do you partially precook your pizza crust?

palomalou Jan 20, 2013 05:33 PM

I've not been happy with mine. The flavor is good but the crust is really hard to cut when the pizza is done.

  1. charles_sills Jan 21, 2013 09:36 PM

    i often will slightly precook my crust if im doing pizzas on the grill. put it on a few minutes, flip it, sauce it, top it, cheese it, finish it. but in the oven i usually dont need to.

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      escondido123 Jan 21, 2013 09:16 PM

      I precook sausage, onions and some other meats, but the crust never.

      1. grampart Jan 21, 2013 12:09 PM


        1. ipsedixit Jan 21, 2013 12:05 PM

          I've heard of people precooking the toppings, but not the crust.

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          1. re: ipsedixit
            cleopatra999 Jan 21, 2013 12:08 PM

            only if I don't want my topping cooked, or very lightly cooked like proscuitto and basil.

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            Novelli Jan 21, 2013 11:51 AM

            I never prebake my pizza crusts.

            What's your dough recipe? Fermentation time?

            I find the toughest doughs are usually made same day, with little fermentation/less flavor.

            1. Musie Jan 20, 2013 05:40 PM

              I top then bake. I've tried pre-baking and have found it to be needless. The one exception is when my husband is craving one of his super topped pizzas,

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