How to calculate how much dough to put in the pan

How to calculate how much dough to put in the pan

How to calculate how much dough to put in the pan. There are so many people who regularly prepare pizza at home. The preparation of the dough is not a difficult thing, indeed very easy, on our site in dough section you will find many types of dough to prepare at home next weekend.

However, one of the most frequently asked questions I am asked, is certainly to know how much dough to put in pan when we prepare it.

How to calculate how much dough to put in the pan

It is not easy to answer this question, since we have different tastes, who likes it thin, those who want it thick, so what you will find next is a suitable suggestion for a type of pizza that will be baked in your home oven.

As you well know, the home oven is not an oven suitable for cooking pizza. To prevent it from drying out too much we must prepare it not too thin, that can hold up well a cooking that can sometimes go up to 15/20 minutes.

Let's calculate the amount of dough to put in our pan

The first thing to do will be to calculate the area of ​​the pan and multiply it by 0,60. Here are some practical examples:

Let's take as an example a classic rectangular baking pan, then base by height multiplied 0,60. The classic home oven pan measures 30 cm the base e 20 cm in height, then we will calculate 30 x 20 x 0,60 = 360 grams of dough

Another example of calculation

If you have a square pan of 30 base and 30 height, the calculation of the weight of the dough will be: 30 x 30 x 0,60 = 540 grams of dough that you will have to carefully roll out in your pan.

If, on the other hand, you have the classic round pans, the calculation will be even easier: Radius x Radius x 3,14 x 0,60. If the pan has a diameter of 28 cm, the radius will be 14 cm, then the calculation of the dough to be placed on our round pan will be: 14 x 14 x 3,14 x 0,60 = 370 grams of dough.

Drawing up

After placing the dough on the pan, you will have to carefully spread it over the entire surface, avoiding tearing it. Cover it with a cloth or give it a brush of oil and wait a few hours for it to rise. As soon as it has risen, season and bake in a hot oven.

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