For a pizza purist on a quest for the perfect pizza, there's always some experimenting with something called "00 grade" flour. In the right application, 00 flour can make all the difference, but before you start experimenting with it, there are some things to know about this finely-ground flour.
Sourdough bread is amazing. It’s chewy, it’s tangy, and it works well with just about anything – including pizza. It wasn’t until fairly recently that I had the chance to try it, but sourdough pizza crust has definitely become one of my favorite ways to prepare pizza. The very beginning step in making anything sourdough involves something called “starter.”
If you’re a pizza purist I’ll warn you now: this blog about pizza dough might not be for you. On the other hand, if you like to experiment with your pizza as much as I do, then read on! Today’s blog is all about non-traditional ingredients you can add to your pizza dough. We all know the basic ingredients of pizza dough, but there are some other ingredients that can help with flavor that aren’t very commonly used in pizza dough recipes.
Great pizza takes a good dough recipe, high quality ingredients – but perhaps most importantly, it's all in how you prepare it. The first step in preparing any pizza is called proofing. Proofing is the act of allowing your pizza dough to properly rise at room temperature for one (or up to 3 or 4) hour(s) before you shape it into a pizza. While it seems like a simple task (and really it is!) it’s something that's often overlooked. In this blog...
Making your own pizza dough at home is a fun project and also a great way to help elevate your pizza game. With a bit of experimentation and a few recipe revisions, home-made dough can taste and perform better than anything you’ll find at the grocery store. But making dough at home can also be a bit messy and, let’s face it, a bit inconvenient. Making your own dough from scratch every time you want pizza at home is something most of us don’t have the time or energy for, so today we’re going to show you how to freeze your dough.
Yeast is the one ingredient a pizza dough needs the most. Yeast is the primary leavening agent in dough, which means it’s what causes the pizza dough to rise. The best pizza dough recipes produce dough that rises quickly, making for an airy and bubbly crust. Many people know what yeast does and what types of recipes usually call for it, but how yeast works is another story. In this blog we’ll cover how yeast works and what types of yeasts are used to make pizza dough.
Ever since its appearance, the cheese stuffed crust has been overwhelmingly popular – and for good reason. You remember it like it was yesterday, you were watching your favorite TV show and next thing you knew a delicious looking pizza appeared on screen. A slice was cut and pulled from the pie only to reveal a secret cache of perfectly melted glistening cheese spilling from the crust. Next thing you knew you were drooling on the remote control and your stomach was rumbling louder than a freight train. You knew at that point there was only one possible outcome: you had to have one! Normally, this is where you’d pick up the phone and order, but today we’re going to do the cheese crust justice and show you how to make it yourself.
Some pizza purists will tell you there’s only one way to do pizza dough: make it yourself. Others argue it’s an art best left to the professionals and that you’re better off just buying it. Whatever your skill level or culinary opinion, it certainly can’t hurt to throw out another recipe to help keep your crust skills crispy. Maybe you’ve tried whole wheat or an herb infused dough recipe, but you haven’t lived until you’ve tried sourdough pizza crust. Making sourdough is a bit different than making traditional pizza dough, so we're going to break down the process for you, step by step.
The perfect pizza can sometimes be an elusive thing. You need a great dough recipe, the dough needs to be proofed and ready to use, you have to properly stretch out the dough, get it on the peel, top it, and (what some would consider the hardest part) actually get the pizza off the peel and into the oven! There are a lot of places where your perfect pizza can go off the rails, and if you throw in hungry guests waiting to eat, you’re going to be one frustrated foodie. Just take a deep breath and relax, because today we’re going to talk about five pizza problems and how to fix them.
Pizza is a fantastic and delicious food, but lately more and more people are discovering that they are sensitive to gluten. Quite a few customers have asked us about gluten-free pizzas, and more specifically how they cook in the Pizzeria Pronto. We figured it was about time we shed some light on the subject.