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Calzone Dough

Dough Uses Calzone Do I need to use a different dough for making my calzones? Tom Lehmann No, not really. Most pizza doughs will make a perfectly good calzone. But, there are some modifications to a pizza dough that will make it an even better choice for use in making calzones. Increase the fat contentMore »

Sugar-free Dough

I’m interested in making a sugar-free crust. What are your suggestions for a sugar substitution? Well, before we go replacing the sugar, we’ve got to understand just what its functions in a pizza dough are. It can be used just to provide a nutrient for the yeast to feed upon. This can be important ifMore »

Par-Baked Pizza Dough

We’ve been tinkering with making a frozen pizza with a par-baked crust, but the finished crust comes out chewy and bland. What’s the problem? Pizza, as with most baked products, is always most flavorful when it comes fresh and hot out of the oven. That par-baked crust has actually been baked twice, once when itMore »

2012 September: Pizzaiolo Joe Aurelio to appear on ‘Pawn Stars’

Chicago, IL — Chicago’s own Pizza Man Joe Aurelio is now taking center stage under a non-pizza colored spotlight. Pizza celeb Joe Aurelio of Aurelio’s Pizza just debuted on History Channel’s hit show Pawn Stars. On the new season episode titled “Thirty Something” that originally aired Monday, September 3, Aurelio successfully sold Joe DiMaggio andMore »

2012 September: Scotts Pizza Tours

Hop on the Pizza Bus for Outer Borough Pizza Adventure Bus Tours Hop on the Pizza Bus for Outer Borough Pizza Adventure September 9 – Manhattan + Brooklyn Crossing bridges, seeing amazing views, eating rediculously good pizza and talking pizza history are just some of the items on this tour’s agenda. Purchase Tickets September 16More »

2012 August: Sandwich Pizza

2012 August: Sandwich Pizza

The idea of creativity, vis-a-vis pizza, continues to unfold. The challenge of taking basic ingredients you might find in sandwiches and applying them to pizza has become a subject of discussion. Why not give it a try? Philly Cheese Steak pizzas, after all, have fared well on many menus. What would you such a creation?More »

Well Mixed Dough

The easiest way to judge if a dough has been sufficiently mixed is by appearance. A properly mixed dough should have a smooth, satiny appearance. Mixing beyond what is required to give it this appearance is just extra wear and tear on your mixer. If the dough is under mixed, the result can be excessiveMore »

2012 August: Food Costs Killing You?

2012 August: Food Costs Killing You?

Is your bottom line being adversely affected by food costs? If so, Big Dave Ostrander has this to say: “After I realized that I was leaving tens of thousands of profit dollars unaccounted for, I studied and achieved the perfect food cost month in and month out.  The biggest breakthroughs I discovered were: Placing in-line portionMore »