Dough
Dought, Instructions

Top 5 Pizza Dough-Making Tips

Measure the flour accurately. Scoop it with one measuring cup and dump it in another to measure, then place the flour in the mixing bowl. Use a Danish dough Whisk. One of our favorite utensils, this tool with a long wooden handle and a stirring end, which looks like a […]

Dough How To
Dought

Dough How-To

Homemade is the first step to a signature pizza or flatbread on the grill. Every ingredient has a role to play. Flour provides body. Yeast, which can be stirred right into the flour, is the rising agent. Honey adds a touch of sweetness; olive oil, a little silliness. Salt enhances […]

bread
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PIZZA BASE ALTERNATIVES

Pitta bread – use pitta pieces of bread to make mini or individual pizzas, which are great for the kids. Let them top their own and experiment with the ingredients. Tortillas – these make a thin and crispy base. These can also be cooked in a frying pan and even […]

TOMATOES
Ingredients

TOMATOES

There are over 5,000 varieties of tomato in the world today from yellow cherry tomatoes and green plum to red beef ! It was in Naples that tomatoes transformed the original white pizza into the red, tomato-topped variety we know today. Italian cooking without the tomato would truly be unthinkable. […]

CHEESE
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CHEESE

CHEESE Mozzarella Mozzarella di bufaia is the original mozzarella and is delicious served as is. It is sweet in flavour and soft in texture but does not melt as well as cow’s mozzarella. Cow’s milk mozzarella is the one to use for cooking. It has a very mild, creamy and […]

MEAT
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CURED MEATS

Prosciutto Prosciutto is the pig’s hind thigh or ham that has been salted and air-dried. The salt draws off the meat’s excess water, thus curing and preserving it. A true prosciutto is never smoked. When served it should always be thinly sliced and used as soon as possible. If you […]

COOKING METHODS
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COOKING METHODS

COOKING METHODS The wood-fired oven This is an essential factor in the creation of the true Neapolitan pizza. The design of the traditional wood-fired pizza oven is more than 2,000 years old. These ovens are dome-shaped, made from brick or clay, and the roof is heated by direct contact with […]

OLIVE OIL
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OLIVE OIL

OLIVE OIL We’ve used extra virgin olive oil in our recipes. Olive oils vary considerably in taste and strength. Choose one with a flavour you like. In some cases we use infused olive oils, such as chilli or basil oil. Infused oils – you can buy these or make your […]

YEAST
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YEAST

Yeasts are a group of single-celled fungi and about 160 different species are known. It is one species, in particular, Saccharomyces cerevisiae or “brewer’s sugar fungus”, that is good for brewing and baking. Yeast gives off a characteristic flavour and smell; it leavens bread and converts the grain carbohydrates into […]