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Chicago Deep Dish Style

One of my cookbooks on pizza, The Great Chicago-Style Pizza Cookbook, first came out in 1983. If my math is correct, that was 25 years ago. Holy pepperoni, pizzaman, that’s a long time ago. Yes, even though this book is still in print, I honestly admit that it is in dire need of an update.More »

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 »

Gluten Free Dough

There is a malady called Celiac Disease and persons suffering from this disease have a very low tolerance to wheat proteins. This is not to be confused with persons having an allergic reaction to wheat proteins. In this latter case, even the most minute exposure to wheat proteins can result in a potentially life threateningMore »

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 »

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 »

Stuffed Crust

Stuffed Crust

Dough Uses Stuff It! Find new sales with stuffed crust pizza Pasquale “Pat” Bruno How much do we know about stuffed crust pizza? I know that the idea of stuffing, say, cheese into a crust is not new. In fact, as I recall, a family in New York actually took out a patent on aMore »

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 »

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 »