Turns out there are three main types of pizza dough that make up the very foundation of fabulous pizzas- Wiseguy Pizza Pie included!
The Mighty 3
So what are these three well-known doughs? They are the Neapolitan, New York, and Sicilian. They make up the famous trio of doughs that have become different variations over the years.
The Neapolitan is made from lean dough. And nothing but high-protein finely ground flour, some water, salt, and yeast. It must be allowed to ferment for at least 24 hours. The flour is a critical ingredient in the Neapolitan style. The dough must be made from medium-strength flour, with no more than 20 percent of the flour being strong flour. When cooked properly, this makes for a pizza crust that has a thin base with an airy crust and puffy sides.
Strong and Weak Flours
Didn’t know flour had strengths? Well, soft, or weak flour is one containing a low amount of gluten, whereas a hard or strong type has a high gluten content. A dough with a hard (bread) flour, has an elastic toughness that will hold its shape once baked.
The New York
The New York is the Neapolitan’s skinny yet sturdy cousin. A unique flavor and texture is achieved by using all-purpose (medium-strength) flour, and bit of oil and sugar. This dough also provides a classic New York foldable crust. It’s baked at a slightly lower temp than the Neapolitan and can be made in a couple of hours.
The Sicilian is created basically the same as the New York and then it’s placed in a tray with a bunch of olive oil. The bottom will fry up, making for a super-crisp and flavorful crust. It often resembles focaccia bread, and because it’s baked in a pan, it allows for a multitude of toppings to be piled on.
Fresh Every Day
Some pizza places rely on heavily processed types of dough, but at Wiseguy Pizza Pie we make our New York-style dough fresh every day. And we use as many regional food suppliers as possible, guaranteeing the freshest ingredients possible. Whether you want to try making some pizza dough yourself, or you feel like leaving it to the pros- At Wiseguy Pizza Pie, we know our dough!