Dough / Ingredients
Can I freeze Wewalka dough?
This is not recommended. Wewalka dough retains its best baking quality if it remains refrigerated.
Does your dough contain allergens such as gluten, dairy, egg, sesame, soy, legumes and nuts?
- Our Bistro- and Family Style Pizza dough contains wheat and milk.
- Our Flatbread dough contains wheat, and may contain traces of milk.
- Our Puff Pastry dough contains wheat, and may contain traces of milk.
- Our Pie Crust dough contains wheat, and may contain traces of milk.
- None of our pizza and pastry doughs contain nuts of any kind (peanuts or tree nuts), eggs, legumes or sesame, nor are they processed on the same production lines or shared equipment.
Can I freeze items after baking?
This is not recommended. Baked items taste their best when they are enjoyed fresh.
Are Wewalka products suitable for a Vegan diet?
Wewalka Puff Pastry dough, Flatbread dough, and Pie Crust dough are Vegan-friendly. However, our pizza doughs contain milk, which are not suitable for a vegan diet.
Are Wewalka products suitable for Vegetarians?
Yes, all Wewalka dough products are free of animal products and meet vegetarian standards.
Is Wewalka dough organic?
Wewalka dough is made of premium ingredients, but it cannot be claimed organic.
Which Wewalka doughs contain yeast?
Wewalka Pizza, and Flatbread doughs contain yeast. It has been used by artisan bakers for centuries to make the dough rise.
Is Wewalka dough gluten-free?
Wewalka is not gluten-free. High-quality wheat flour is a main ingredient in our dough.
How much sugar is in the product?
We use very little sugar in our products. Our Puff Pastry Dough contains less than 1 gram per serving and our Pie Crust Dough only 2 grams per serving. We don’t add any sugar to our Pizza- or Flatbread dough.
The pie crust got cracks while unrolling, what can I do?
This is no problem at all! With wet fingers, simply press together the breaks in the crust. Then, holding by the parchment paper, flip the dough over into the pan and remove the parchment paper before filling and baking.
Do I need to roll Wewalka dough with a rolling pin?
No. Wewalka is rolled on parchment paper to ensure the perfect thickness. Simply unroll the dough and place it with the parchment paper onto a baking tray/sheet.
Can Wewalka dough tear when you unroll it?
Wewalka dough is less likely to tear if it is kept on the enclosed parchment paper. And our pie crust should always be tempered 15 min. before unrolling it (at room temperature).
When using Wewalka, do I need to spray or grease the baking pan?
Wewalka dough is ready to bake right out of the package. Simply unroll the dough and place it on the pan with the included parchment paper. No cooking spray or grease is required.
Which oven rack should I use to bake Wewalka products?
Always place Wewalka dough on the middle rack of the oven unless otherwise specified by the recipe.
What is parchment paper?
Parchment paper, also called baking paper, is a heat-resistant liner that prevents baked items from sticking to the pan. It also removes the need for baking sprays and reduces mess and cleanup.
Will Wewalka’s parchment paper burn in the oven?
Why is the parchment paper turning brown while baking?
Unlike some other parchment papers, it is typical that this parchment paper will get a little browner. One reason is that it is thinner than regular baking paper sheets. However, this does not impact the item baking on it in any way.
How do I make baked items look more golden brown?
Before baking, brush the dough with egg wash or olive oil.
(Egg wash is made by beating 1 raw egg with 2 Tbsp. of water with fork or whisk.)
What is the perfect temperature for baking Wewalka dough?
The perfect temperature depends on the recipe. However, below is a general rule of thumb for baking Wewalka products:
Baking temperature for conventional gas or electric oven:
- 425°F – for Puff Pastry, Classic & Bistro Pizza and Flatbread
- 370°F – for Pie Crust Dough (or according individual recipe instructions)
Baking temperature for convection oven:
- 400°F – for Puff Pastry, Classic & Bistro Pizza and Flatbread
- 360°F – for Pie Crust Dough (or according individual recipe instructions)
Can Wewalka dough be baked in the microwave?
Microwave baking is not suitable for raw dough. A toaster oven can be used, but should be monitored as baking times will be longer than stated for conventional or convection ovens.
What are the advantages of baking the Wewalka dough on parchment paper?
The benefits of baking on parchment paper are numerous:
- No need to prepare the baking pan with grease or cooking spray
- No need to roll dough out with rolling pin, it has already the perfect thickness and shape
- No clean up after baking, just throw way the parchment paper after baking
Why is palm oil used in your dough? Isn’t there an environmentally friendly alternative you could use?
We use sustainable palm oil in our products as it shows the best qualities for refrigerated dough rolled on parchment paper. Our palm oil is RSPO-certified, verifying it is carefully sourced and sustainable. Certified sustainable oil palm products can be traced back to RSPO-certified mills and plantations. The entire supply chain is monitored by independent, RSPO-accredited auditors. More details at www.rspo.org
Why is the Pie Crust sold as “one thicker crust”?
Our new Wewalka Pie Crust dough uses one thicker crust to serve the market need for a more versatile and easy to handle dough. The thicker crust makes it more durable and gives it a homemade feel. Also, it helps to reduce food waste (most pie recipes need one crust only).
What is the difference between Pizza Dough and Flatbread Dough?
Our Flatbread Dough contains less raising agent than our pizza doughs so it's thinner, crispier, and won't rise as much. It's an authentic European-style dough recipe – not from Italy like pizza, but from the Alsace-Lorraine area – and usually served with lighter ingredients like sour cream and vegetables instead of tomato sauce and cheese. Flatbread makes a great alternative to high-rising pizza crust for people who want to cut down on carbs.
How many people does a package of Wewalka dough serve?
Serving sizes will vary by recipe. However, below are some general serving guidelines:
- Classic Pizza Dough – Measures 9.4 x 14.2 in. and serves up to 8.
- Bistro Pizza Dough – Measures 11 in diameter and serves up to 4.
- Puff Pastry Dough – Measures 9.4 x 13.8 in. and serves up to 6.
- Flatbread Dough – Measures 9.5 x 15.8 in. and serves up to 6.
- Pie Crust Dough – Measures 11 in. diameter, ideal for a 9 in. pan, and serves up to 12.
How long will baked items keep in the refrigerator?
This depends largely on the ingredients used in the baked items. Generally, items expire between 2 and 5 days.
What is the best way to reheat baked pastry?
We recommend reheating pastries in an oven at 350°F for several minutes. Microwaving is not recommended as the dough will become soggy.
What is that plastic disc found inside some Wewalka packaging?
The packaging for Wewalka yeast dough products contain a special valve that allows the product “breathe”. This keeps yeast active and ensures that Pizza Crusts and Flatbread rise and bake to perfection.
Can I eat raw Wewalka dough?
No. We advise against eating raw dough.
Can Puff Pastry be used for sweet or savory recipes?
Yes, Puff Pastry can be used for both savory and sweet baked items. Check out our Recipe Section for inspiration.
I love to bake with my kids. Are there fun and easy Wewalka recipes to try?
Yes. Because it is so simple to bake with Wewalka, it’s a perfect activity to do with your kids. We suggest starting by topping Wewalka Pizza Dough with your kids’ favorite ingredients or rolling a piece of chocolate in a Pastry. More easy and delicious ideas can be found on our Recipe Section.
Note: Remember to always supervise young children in the kitchen.
I’m planning a dinner party and looking for an impressive appetizer that’s easy to make. What do you suggest?
There are a number of delicious appetizer recipes available on the Wewalka website that can be prepared and served in less than 30 minutes. Find these quick and easy options in our Recipe Section.
Are there Wewalka recipes that I can prepare in advance of a party in order to spend more time with my guests?
Yes. Wewalka offers many options when it comes to pre-assembled party foods like pizza crackers, savory filled croissants, and bite-sized puff pastry parcels. Find these recipes and more in our Recipe Section.