The History of Pizza Margherita

Neapolitans have strong opinions about how pizza should be made. The dough has to be thick with a raised rim, and its texture must be firm yet moist. Here in Naples, pizza masters who can make such fine pizza are called Pizzaiolo. What is this freshly-baked pizza called? Good question. This is the famous Margherita … Continue reading The History of Pizza Margherita

Hand Tossed Pizza Crust

This recipe, which was featured in Sunset Magazine, is from the king of hand tossed pizza crust: Ton Gemignani. Tony is a frequent feature on the blog here and is internationally recognized for both his superb flavors and acrobatic pizza dough tossing. If you were going to model your own efforts after anyone, this would … Continue reading Hand Tossed Pizza Crust

Handmade Pizza Dough with Jim Lahey

Martha Stewart and Jim Lahey, owner of Co Pane pizzeria, prepare handmade pizza dough for his signature Popeye pizza. Enjoy this handmade pizza dough with Jim Lahey! Jim Lahey studied sculpture before learning the art of bread baking in Italy. When he returned to New York City in 1994, he opened Sullivan St Bakery in … Continue reading Handmade Pizza Dough with Jim Lahey

Couldn’t Stay Away

I tried to leave my pizza stone behind. Tried to say I didn’t need it – tried to say I didn’t like it. Well, my friends, that was a big fat lie. Check out these photos from my return to the stone. Looking for a pizza dough recipe to make your own maybe slightly over … Continue reading Couldn’t Stay Away

Flour Protein Content Comparison

I’m posting this list of flour protein content (and hopefully expanding on it soon) to help out those of you that may be looking to pick up some harder (higher in protein) flour, but aren’t quite sure what to buy. In general, these percentages are reported by the companies themselves, but when not available, I did … Continue reading Flour Protein Content Comparison

New York-Style White Pizza

Hello all! I don’t have much to say about this recipe except that it looks and sounds fabulous! Give it a try let me know what you think. Adapted from American Pie, by Peter Reinhart. – makes one 12-inch pizza – Ingredients 1 New York-Style Pizza Dough ball, 12 ounces (recipe follows, or buy from … Continue reading New York-Style White Pizza

How to Make a Sourdough Pizza from Scratch – THE VIDEO!

I’ve been talking about how “my new great pizza recipe is coming soon” for a while – well, now it is HERE. And I’ve even shot a video to go along with it! Enjoy making your new, most favorite pizza EVER. [google 3312747554470340131] How to Make Sourdough Pizza from Scratch from Ryan Sanders on Vimeo. … Continue reading How to Make a Sourdough Pizza from Scratch – THE VIDEO!

How To Use A Pizza Stone

If you’ve searched the internet for how to use a pizza stone lately, you’ve most likely come across tips and tricks involving placing the stone on the lowest rack of your oven – or even the floor of your oven. Toss all that silliness out and read on for the REAL method of how to … Continue reading How To Use A Pizza Stone