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The Pizza Lab: On Flour Types, Foams, and Dough

The Pizza Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 62 comments

Pop quiz: what do whipped cream, Nerf footballs, Pizza, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses have in common? That's right — they're all foams. Wait, huh? Pizzas are foams? You mean those annoying, piddly things that chefs were goofing around with in the mid 2000's? That's right, as are hot dog buns, Wonderbread, Pane di Genzano, Portuguese rolls, Naan, pancakes, and pretty much every other leavened batter or dough-based product in the world. More

Have You Tried King Arthur 'Perfect Pizza' Flour Blend?

Adam Kuban 26 comments

In browsing the King Arthur Flour site under specialty flours, I came across the company's Perfect Pizza blend. When I've used KA, I've always gone for Sir Lancelot, so I'd never seen this product before. A quick search on Slice and Serious Eats doesn't reveal any mentions of it from anyone. So, has anyone out there used it? If so, results? Thoughts? More

Pizza Protips: Storing Your Supplies

dbcurrie 6 comments

We've talked a bunch recently about dough-making ingredients: yeast, salt, sugar, flour (including refined wheat flour, additives you may see, and alternative flours like spelt and rye.) But now that you're all stocked up, where are you going to put it all? More

Alternative Flours: All About White Whole Wheat, Spelt, Rye, and More

dbcurrie 9 comments

While you could certainly do plenty of baking and pizzamaking using only refined white flour, some people like to experiment with other types. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between whole wheat and white whole wheat flour? What about semolina, rye, and spelt? Here's a quick glossary of some of the more common varieties. More

Pizza Protips: Flour Additives and Enhancements

dbcurrie 5 comments

While some bags of flour contain nothing but wheat, many are enriched or processed in some way. Have you ever wondered how bleached or bromated flour is different? More importantly, do these processes affect your baking? Here are the answers you've been looking for. More

Pizza Protips: Deciphering Refined Wheat Flour

dbcurrie 23 comments

Wheat flour is a lot more complex than most flour labels would have you believe. While some companies do a decent job at defining what type of wheat is in the bag, others require a little more research. Before you start that research, though, you need to know just a little about the different types of wheat, and what they're good for. More

Video: La Farina (Flour) Napoletana

Adam Kuban 1 comment

"What's the foundation of Italy's greatest foods?" asks Sky Dylan-Robbins in her ongoing video series Un'Americana in Italia. The answer, of course, is la farina — the flour. Here, Dylan-Robbins visits the Caputo flour mill just outside of Naples. It's a fascinating look at how the well-known flour is made and packaged. [via Pizzablogger] More

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