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Shaping pizza bases

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Pizzaiolo competitors in the Pizza Olympics lend a certain mystique to the art of shaping pizza bases, spinning them into shape between their legs or … read more »


Kneading dough

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Kneading is the process of working dough to help proteins join together and form gluten, which gives dough its strength and elasticity. The most common … read more »


Making dough balls

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Shaping your pizza dough into balls before use is an important step. If shaped correctly the balls will tend to expand evenly as they rise, … read more »


Toppings

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It’s sometimes easy to get carried away and cover your pizza with every topping you like. And fair enough, everyone has a good memory of … read more »


Using a pizza stone

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Wood fired ovens have some characteristics that really influence the pizzas that they produce. Most importantly they are extremely hot – often 400 degrees Celsius … read more »


Onion, rosemary & blue cheese

Rosemary, onion and blue cheese pizza

The strength of this pizza is it’s simplicity and the combination of a small amount of powerful ingredients. The subtle sweetness and texture of the … read more »


Making your own peel

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A peel is one of the most useful tools in the pizza-makers arsenal. Peels can be bought fairly cheaply online or at most good kitchenware … read more »


Pizza peel tips and tricks

A pizza peel is a kind of wood or metal paddle, used to slide a pizza into the oven, move and turn it while cooking, … read more »


Gluten free pizza dough

Gluten free pizza dough

Having a few friends and family members on gluten free diets, a good gluten free pizza recipe has been a bit of a holy grail … read more »


Basic Pizza Sauce From Tinned Tomatoes

Some people like a rich sauce with herbs and garlic, some like an ultra simple sauce with nothing but tomato – the DOC standard (which … read more »


Zucchini, mushroom & smoked cheese

This is a simple veggie pizza that packs a flavour punch. The earthy mushrooms work nicely with the sweet zucchini, and the smoky cheese is … read more »


Quick pizza dough recipe

Sometimes the need for a pizza just comes out of nowhere and you need to whip up a dough at short notice. All is not … read more »


My Best Home Made Pizza Dough Recipe

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Skip the bla bla – just take me to the recipe! It’s always a good idea to use the best ingredients you can get your … read more »