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Old 06-04-2011, 02:43 AM   #1
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Pizza Dough Flour

I have seen recipes that mix AP Flour with Bread Flour.. what is the advantage to this mix?

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Old 06-04-2011, 03:44 AM   #2
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more airy/softer pizza due to lower gluten level than using only bread flour. I just experienced this last week.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:48 AM   #3
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AP flour is lower protein flour than bread flour. Protein forms gluten in dough. Higher gluten content gives you a chewier crust.

You would mix AP flour with bread flour if you think your crust is too chewy made with bread flour only. or If you make a crust with just AP flour and feel it's too soft, you would add in some bread flour to make it more chewy.
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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more airy/softer pizza due to lower gluten level than using only bread flour. I just experienced this last week.

Well in my case I use only AP flour..so adding a cup of bread flour to 2 cups or so of AP flour does what exactly?
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Well in my case I use only AP flour..so adding a cup of bread flour to 2 cups or so of AP flour does what exactly?
it makes the dough more stretchy (hand stretching friendly) and the end product more chewy than your pure AP flour pizza
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