Glistening little blobs of sausage, the gooey fresh mozzarella and sharp Bitto melding together, and that wobble egg just waiting to be broken into. Oh, yeah.
Osteria uses two different pizza doughs, a traditional dough made with sugar and olive oil and a Vera Pizza Napoletana dough. The Lombarda begins with a round of traditional dough stretched thin to the point of translucency.
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Mozzarella made by the legendary Philadelphia cheese house, DiBruno Brothers, grated Bitto cheese, house made cotechino sausage made from pork and plenty pork fat seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg and a splash of white wine, fresh eggs, chile flakes, and a simple tomato sauce, all just waiting to piled on to the dough.
Ready to slide into the fiery Wood Stone. Crank your oven to its highest temp and let it pre-heat for an hour. Osteria's pies cook in 2-3 minutes in the 650-700°F oven. Home ovens should do the job in 8-10 minutes. But don't forget there is a baking intermission...
The pizza bakes partway through before being slid out, crowned with an egg, and back in to finish up the job.
When the egg is perfectly set and the crust has acquired speckles of leopard spots, a shower of fresh herbs and then a few swipes of the pizza wheel to make sure that each slice is sauced with some of that wonderfully runny yolk.