Tips for Making Good PizzaFeb 19th, 2011 | By Cecilia | Category: show tips, the show
Good pizza doesn’t just happen. It takes work.
Just ask Christian Bowers.
Christian loves good food, and adores great pizza. And sometimes to get the best, you have to make it yourself.
He spent three years developing and perfecting a low-yeast, cold fermentation pizza dough recipe that won rave reviews from friends and acquaintances alike, and persuaded him to start Bola Pizza Mobile Wood Fired Oven Catering.
Yet, good pizza isn’t just about the dough and the ingredients you put on top of it–although there’s no denying the vital importance of those two factors.
There’s a lot more that goes into turning out a product that captures the imaginations and palates of the people. And Christian offers the following tips and recommendations to help you on your path to pizza perfection.
Things to Keep in Mind
- Preheat the oven well in advance.
- Plan in Advance – Give your dough time to develop flavor and become pliable.
- Restrained Toppings – Don’t flood your pizza with excess water or fat.
- Build Vegetarian and Carnivore pies to please all your guests.
- Fewer high-quality ingredients taste better than a bunch of crappy ones.
- Learn where your pizza cooks best in your oven.
- Experiment with cheese chunk size – It affects how it melts.
- Mozzarella’s come in different moisture contents, which also effects melt time.
- No peeking – Every time you open the door you loose heat.
Pizza Screens, Proofing boxes, Peels, Stones, Pastry Cutters in Austin, Texas
- Ace Mart Restaurant Supply – 2415 Congress Ave S Austin, TX (512) 482-8700
- Ace Mart Restaurant Supply – 9411 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX (512) 832-9933
- Mission Restaurant Supply – 6509 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX (512) 634-8743
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- The Bread Baker’s Apprentice – Peter Reinhart