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Pizza Crust - paper texture

OC Mutt | Oct 20, 202008:11 AM     21

What causes the unpleasant paper texture on the bottom of pizzas? I've been searching for a go to NY Style / Slice Style pizza place in the pizza wasteland that is Orange County CA Note: Pizzeria Mozza which is gourmet style and absolutely world-class and I go there but I also want the NY Slice style sometimes. I have not succeeded in finding even one that I want to return to yet ruining the adage that pizza even when it's bad is still pretty good). Every one of them has had a papery texture on the bottom. I thought it was the conveyer ovens and mesh screens. I found one place with a deck oven, but alas they used mesh screens and again the papery texture on the bottom. Describing it, it feels like what happens when you forget to take off a cupcake wrapper or someone left the parchment on the bottom of a pie or cake plus there is that paper dryness too. Is it a lack of gluten? I don't know but it seems that literally, no one can make a proper pizza crust here with the right amount of chew, crispiness (or any chew really) or any flavor and I'm curious as to why. Tony's in San Francisco makes a magical practically perfect pizza dough for this style pizza so that's a good reference point as is any one of thousands in NY State. I'm trying to figure out what to look for so I can find my go-to place here.

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