Pizza School (August 2019)

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Pizza School (August 2019)


This hands-on pizza workshop will take you from powdery flour to crisp crust. Learn the basics of dough, stretching and topping pizzas, and how to use a wood-fired oven. We'll also pass on tips and tricks for getting the best results in your home oven. The best part: dinner + a drink is included in your tuition.

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Date: Tuesday, August 6th
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: Handsome Pizza - 1603 NE Killingsworth St.

Cost: $99. Space limited to 10 students. This course is not eligible for the YOUVEGOTAFRIEND discount.

|| All You Need to Know about Pizza Dough ||

  • Sourdough vs. commercial yeast

  • Variations on dough recipes

    • New York vs. Naples + Round vs. Square

    • How to scale recipes using bakers percentages

  • The chemistry of dough 

    • What is gluten and why should I care?

    • The magical world of enzymes

  • White flour vs. whole grain flour

|| The Basics of Making Pizza ||

  • Mixing + stretching dough

  • Pizza topping—making Goldilocks happy—not too much, not too little

  • Baking pizzas

    • Tips and tricks for getting the best results out of your home oven

    • Getting the perfect mix of char and golden carmelization

    • Managing a wood-fired oven for the best results

Remember to dress comfortably in close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Aprons will be provided, but fun in the kitchen often results in fun in the laundry room.

This course is for: People who love pizza and want to get their hands dirty.


Will Fain is the founder of Handsome Pizza + a lifelong pizza enthusiast.