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SB 017| How to Hand Stretch Pizza Dough

How to Hand Stretch Pizza Dough

This video will take you through the process of hand stretching (opening) pizza dough. Using this method, the pizza dough will stretch naturally, making for a more even crust that's less likely to tear.

When stretching pizza dough, you should never use a rolling pin, as it will push out all the gas, negatively effecting oven spring and resulting in a condensed, tough texture.

The Basic Approach to Stretching Pizza Dough

SB 016| How to Make Neapolitan Pizza Dough

How to Make Neapolitan Pizza Dough

Neapolitan pizza dough is low hydration and formulated specifically for use in a wood fire oven. To be a true neapolitan pizza, the dough can only contain 00 pizza flour, water, salt and yeast.

The 00 pizza flour is especially important when making a neapolitan pizza, since the "leapording" or char responsible for the distinct look and flavor of neapolitan pizzas, taste bitter and burnt if any flour besides 00 pizza flour is used.