Pizza of the Month

Pizza of the Month: BLT Pizza

Ingredients: Pizza dough ball Olive oil Minced garlic Spicy ranch dressing Mozzarella cheese, grated Applewood-smoked bacon Cherry tomatoes Romaine lettuce Instructions: For ovens with a pizza brick, preheat oven to its highest temperature, preferably 550°. Otherwise, preheat your oven to accommodate your preferred pizza baking method. While the oven is … More

Chef Santo Bruno

Italian Pizza, Egyptian-Style

There are few things more Italian than watching as a fresh-baked pizza emerges from a wood-fired oven, but Italy is now facing a shortage of pizza makers. Despite a long recession and high unemployment, Italians avoid the job because of the long hours and modest pay. And yet, with a … More

Dough Information Center

Adding a Take-and-Bake Option

QUESTION: We want to offer a take-and-bake pizza option. What changes will we need to make to our dough formula and procedure? ANSWER: You can make a pretty decent take-and-bake pizza using your existing formula with the following changes: Reduce the dough absorption by 2% compared to what you use for your … More

Food & Ingredients

Making the Most of Mozzarella

QUESTION: What’s the best way to store mozzarella, and how long will it last before it goes bad? ANSWER: Fresh mozzarella comes in a variety of ball- and loaf-shape sizes and is typically packaged in brine, whey or water/liquid packing solution, which helps retain its shape, moisture and soft, creamy, … More

Pizza of the Month

Pizza of the Month: Tropical BBQ Chicken Pizza

Ingredients: 1 14” pizza shell 6 oz. barbecue sauce 4 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded ⅓ c. red onion, cut in rings ¼ c. fresh mango, cubed 8 oz. garlic-flavored chicken breast strips with rib meat 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped Instructions: Spread barbecue sauce evenly … More

Food & Ingredients

The Trattorian (Grilled Pizza)

And now for something completely different! Ingredients: • 1 pizza crust, grilled over medium-hot fire • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded • 1 cup pizza sauce • 1 oz. pepperoni (about 16 slices) • 1 hot Italian sausage link … More

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Pasta Fagioli

zwnj;Let’s talk about everybody’s favorite soup: Pasta Fagioli! You will find it in restaurants and pizzerias around the world. But not everyone makes it the same way. Everyone has his own recipe—or the one that he got from his grandma. But it’s still Pasta Fagioli, a traditional dish in Palermo. … More

Food & Ingredients

Dave Smith’s Award-Winning Cajun Chicken Recipe

A spicy Cajun masterpiece! Ingredients: • 18-oz. dough ball • 3/4 Cajun Sauce (made with ketchup, brewed coffee, olive oil, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, crushed garlic, oregano, bay leaves, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, lemon juice and rosemary) • 10 oz. shredded mozzarella and/or provolone cheese • 6 oz. … More

Food & Ingredients

Margherita Pizza

A classic recipe from a master pizzaiolo! Ingredients: 1 7-oz. dough ball 3 oz. simple pizza sauce (vine-ripened tomato passed through a food mill) 3 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese (1/2 dice, patted dry) Sea salt, to taste Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling 3 large fresh basil leaves, torn (or 12 … More

Pizza of the Month

Pizza of the Month: Vegan

Recipe provided by Teese Vegan Cheese 16 oz. pizza dough ½ c. vegan pizza sauce (no dairy added) ½ zucchini, thinly sliced 6-8 portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 handful fresh spinach ½ tomato, thinly sliced ¼ red onion, thinly sliced 1 handful black olives 10 oz. vegan mozzarella cheese, shredded … More

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Glazed Oranges

Why am I providing a recipe for glazed oranges this month? As most of you know, I live in Tampa, Florida, not too far from Tropicana, the maker of Florida orange juice and many other juice products. When you drive along Route 41 South, you can see 20 or 30 tractors pulling trailers loaded with oranges on … More