In the context of a pizza oven, proofing refers to the process of allowing the pizza dough to rise and ferment before baking. This step is crucial for developing the dough’s flavor and texture.


  • “I let the dough proof in the pizza oven for an hour before baking it.”
  • “After proofing, the dough has doubled in size and is ready to be shaped into pizza crusts.”

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