Pizza Dough Roller / Docker

Pizza Dough Roller / Docker

A dough docker, or often referred to by combinations of the term pizza dough roller docker, is a kitchen utensil that resembles a spiked rolling pin with one handle. The spiked roller is designed to roll over a flattened dough pricking the surface with evenly spaced holes or punctures to prevent any area of the dough from over rising and causing those large air pocket that tend to burn. In pizza making a dough docker is typically used for dough which has been sheeted, or in the case of the homemade pizza one that you have rolled out with a rolling pin to a very thin thickness. The uniform tiny holes prevent the dough from pulling apart and creating a large air pocket when baked through dough moisture turning into steam and yeast activity. While generally used in the commercial / restaurant setting due to the need for speed, efficiency and repeatability a dough docker can add a professional look to your homemade pies as well as ensuring no slice has one of those large burned dough bubbles; plus you can also use them for making crackers and some pastries as well. There are a few brands of dough dockers available and ranging in size. The model and style made by Winco is the most likely to be used by professional pizza restaurants and if it iss what they use then its definitely perfect for the home pizza chef. It is built to last with only a slight cost increase above cheaper all plastic versions. Winco dough roller dockers come in two sizes, a 5″ full size and a 2″ half size, with the larger one pictured here.
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