Frequently Asked Questions
What is pizza flour?
- Pizza flour is a specialist flour with specific properties that make it ideal for creating pizzas, especially in a wood-fired oven. It's finely milled to achieve a soft texture, making it perfect for pizza crusts.
What is the gluten content in the 00 pizza flour?
- The 00 pizza flour is essentially a white bread flour with a medium-high gluten content. This provides the necessary elasticity and chewiness associated with high-quality pizza dough.
What distinguishes 00 pizza flour from other types of flour?
- 00 pizza flour is distinguished by its medium-high gluten content and its finely milled, soft texture. These properties are specifically suited to pizza-making, particularly for pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven. It results in a dough that has the right balance of elasticity, extensibility, and crispiness.
What flour is the best for pizza?
- Pizza flour, specifically our 00 Pizza flour, is the best for making pizzas. It's a specialist flour with properties specifically suited for making pizzas in a wood-fired oven. It's essentially a white bread flour with medium-high gluten content, finely milled for a soft texture.
What's the difference between pizza flour and regular flour?
- Pizza flour, especially the 00 type, is different from regular flour due to its properties. Regular flour may have varying gluten content and coarser milling, while pizza flour is finely milled for a softer texture and contains medium-high gluten content. This makes pizza flour ideal for the elasticity and chewiness desired in pizza dough.
Is 00 pizza flour the same as 00 flour?
- While they share similarities, they are not exactly the same. 00 refers to the fineness of the milling, with 00 being the finest grade. 00 flour can be used for various purposes. However, 00 Pizza flour has specific properties tailored for pizza making, such as a medium-high gluten content.
Is bread flour or 00 flour better for pizza?
- Both bread flour and 00 flour can be used to make pizza, but 00 flour is considered superior for several reasons. The fine milling of 00 flour gives pizza dough its distinct soft texture, while the medium-high gluten content provides the desired elasticity and chewiness. Therefore, while bread flour can work, 00 flour typically yields better results for pizza.
What varieties of pizza flour do you offer?
- We offer a large selection of high-quality bulk and wholesale pizza flours, including the renowned 00 Pizza flour. You can find all these varieties on our Baker’s Authority website.