Pizza School (December 2017)

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Pizza School (December 2017)

117.00

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.

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Tuesday, December 12th || 6:00 pm
Handsome Pizza || 1603 NE Killingsworth St.
$117 || Space is limited to 10 students.

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. In just a few hours we'll cover everything you need to know to make some truly excellent pizza! And best part: dinner + a drink is included in your tuition.

|| 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.

 

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