Do you know the pizza dough you need to know?
Well, @ForkReporter knows what you need to know about pizza dough.
A lot of us probably think we know more about pizza and pizza dough than we actually do.
Need proof? Well, here's a quick quiz to show you that you don't know what you think you know.
Question: Which of the following are types of dough? Thin; Deep dish; Pan
Answer: None of them.
You ready to pay attention now? Good.
Let's start with the classic, or as it is more formally known, Neapolitan-style.
This is where it all began. It is simple and it is original.
Neapolitan dough is lean and uses very few ingredients. In fact there are only four: all-purpose or bread flour, salt, instant yeast, and water.
Not a fan? Want something a little more modern? Not a problem.
New York-style pizza dough.
This type of dough is an offshoot of Neapolitan-style, but this one is stretched out slightly thicker than Neapolitan.
It is also cooked at a slightly cooler temperature.
As you know with us kids nowadays, we always have to make stuff more complicated. So, you could guess that New York-style dough has more ingredients. In this case, they are all-purpose flour or bread flour, sugar, salt, instant yeast, olive oil, and water.
Sure those two are fun, but what about when you have a whole group of people coming over? You don't have time to make the other ones.
That's okay. We know the answer.
Sicilian-style pizza dough.
You don't have to roll it. You don't have to stretch. It will be ready within a few hours.
Sounds nice, doesn't it.
Although it is essentially a spin-off of New York-style dough, it is amazingly easy to make.
All you need is all-purpose flour or bread flour, salt, instant yeast, olive oil, and water.
Read the full story at Serious Eats