After about 30 minutes, the tree rack will need to be covered with a plastic bag to prevent drying. ;e preopened
skins can be held throughout the day in this manner.
To use the preopened skins, remove the tree rack or
individual skins from the cooler and allow them to warm
at room temperature for about 20 minutes. ;en remove
the skins from the screens and finish opening them to
full diameter. ;is will be a fast and easy process. After
that, you can use the skins just as you would any other
pizza skin, dress them to order and bake. Done correctly,
no special adjustments have to be made to the dough or
Q We’re primarily a delivery/carryout operation. We’ve gotten complaints that our pizzas are tough and chewy once
they reach the customer’s home. What can we do to reduce or
eliminate the toughness in the crust?
A ;e easiest solution is to change to a flour with lower protein content. Many pizzerias use a “high-gluten”
or “pizza” flour, but a bread-type flour with a protein
content of 11.5% to 12.8% is a better choice much of the
time. (;e exception is when you want a chewy texture.)
You might save a few pennies in flour costs, too!
A bread-style flour with
a lower protein content
can help reduce crust