Forming Pizza Dough Balls

Posted on September 26, 2014
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Pizza shops go through a lot of dough throughout an average day. This dough starts out as a large 50 to 60 pound blob that is cut and formed into smaller pizza dough balls. The dough balls can be formed either by hand or by machine, depending on the pizza shop’s output. Large scale pizzerias will most likely use a machine, but small shops or those that want to advertise handmade dough will want to form the pizza dough balls by hand.

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Shaping Pizza Dough

Posted on September 25, 2014
pizza dough

To enhance authenticity and flavor, most pizzerias make their own dough in-house. Before the pizza is splashed with sauce, topped with cheese, tapped with toppings and baked in an oven, the individual dough balls will have to be flattened and shaped into the appropriate size and thickness whenever a pizza order comes back to the kitchen. The method used to shape the dough depends on the establishment’s size and preferences. Here are the four most common techniques for shaping pizza dough:

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4 Pizza Dough Recipes

Posted on September 23, 2014
Pizza Dough

Good pizza starts and ends with a great crust. No matter what style is your pizzeria's specialty, these pizza dough recipes will have you on your way to tasty pies and repeat customers.

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The Different Pizza Styles of the USA

Pizza Types

Whoever decided the world has four corners is wrong. Earth is flawlessly round, just like a piping hot pizza straight from the oven. I like to think of Earth's regions as slices, and each slice of the globe has taken traditional pizza recipes and methods and adapted them to their specific tastes. In the U.S., there are four distinct pizza styles that are regularly enjoyed.

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Top 10 Tips for Starting a Successful Pizza Shop

Posted on September 18, 2014
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The restaurant industry is notorious for eating new businesses alive and forcing them to close in the first three years. Luckily, pizza is America’s favorite food and a $37 billion a year industry. If you decide to open a new pizza shop, you'll have a leg up on the competition by catering to the masses. Check out these top ten tips for success in the pizza industry...

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