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Pan size quandry

Foccacia recipe calls for 10 x 15 inch pan. I have a 9 x 13 and an 11 x 15. Anyone have a suggestion on which one to use?

asked by DebJ about 2 years ago

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22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added about 2 years ago

I would use the 11 x 15 pan, and not spread the dough out to the corners.

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D640141f 822f 4a52 856d b12de6fadb9f  dinner
added about 2 years ago

Okay, thanks. And thanks for being speedy.

695013bb 6175 44d4 9967 d3fa0ab27033  stringio
added about 2 years ago

It's easy to multiply out (assuming equal depth)- 10x15=150 sq in, 9x13=117, 11x15=165- clearly closer to 150. You can also do this with circles, by the way, without calculating the area . Square the diameter- a 10" circle will be 100 (not an area, just a number to compare), a 14' circle will be 196, about twice 100, so a 14' pizza is roughly 2- 10" pizzas, as an example.

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Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 years ago

Either or both would work.
In addition to real estate (square inches) members have noted so far, you might want to consider how thick and soft or thin and crispy you want the focaccia to be. The 9x13 pan will give a thicker, softer bread, the 11x15 a thinner, perhaps more crispy one (depending on baking time).

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Amy
added about 2 years ago

I am a baker, and we often (most of the time) make rolls out of the focaccia to make individual buns. Works out great, and is much less "messy" than the traditional method. Just kind of eyeball (or scale them) to about 60-70 grams each, ball up, smash down slightly, and proof. Voila! Easy focaccia buns!

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D640141f 822f 4a52 856d b12de6fadb9f  dinner
added about 2 years ago

Nice idea, Amy. May try that. Thanks.

22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added about 2 years ago

That is such a great idea!!!

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