Pizza Restaurant Business – Baking a Tasty Pizza Pie
Pizza remains one of the most popular food dishes in the world. With that in mind, you may wonder what is involved in making and baking a wonderful, tasty pizza pie. Through this article you are given a quick overview of the kitchen magic that is required to make a great tasting pizza. (Keep in mind that there are many variations on the theme when it comes to pizza.) What follows in this article simply is a more basic overview.)
As mentioned a moment ago, there are many different types of pizzas being served today and that includes variations in the base of the pizza (which is called the crisis in the United States, Canada and in some other countries the world over). The base or crust can be thin which is the traditional type used in Roman pizza to extremely thick as is the case with the Chicago style variety,
Traditionally, the base or the crust of a pizza is plan, created from plain dough. However, as with the whole concept of pizza generally, even the crust has been subject to variation. In this day and age you can find a pizza base or crust that is seasoned with herbs of different types, particularly garlic. Moreover, there are now butter flavored crusts and based made from whole wheat dough. Finally, a more recent innovation calls for stuffing the base or crust with cheese.
The baking of a pizza pie is also done in a number of different ways. For example, in some of the more casual and modern pizza restaurants, the pizza is backed either in an electric or gas deck oven or in a conveyor belt oven.
In other restaurants the pizza is baked in a gas oven that comes complete with stone bricks placed about the heat source itself. At some of the more expensive bistros that include pizza on their menus, the pie is baked in a coal or wood fired brick oven. Indeed, brick oven pizza has gained in popularity in many locations over the past ten years.
An incredible number of people have taken to making their own pizza pies at home. In addition to using the more traditional base or crust made of dough these people can also be found using bagels, English muffins, tortillas, pitas and French bread as the base for their own pizza creations. On some level, when it comes to making and baking pizza today, the sky has become the proverbial limit. Of course, some traditionalists may frown. But, in the end, pizza is a celebration for the senses which seems to beg for innovation all along the way.