VanEsch USA

  • CLASSIC ITALIAN STYLE PIZZA IN YOUR HOME OVEN

    Italian style pizza is usually cooked in a brick oven with an air temperature around 900°F and a baking surface temperature of 700-800°F, but with a few tweaks - adding Malted Barley Flour and Baker's Special Dry Milk to improve browning and moisture retention; using uncooked, strained tomatoes (passata) instead of whole peeled tomatoes to reduce water content; pressing the fresh mozzarella to reduce water content - you can make Classic Italian Pizza in your home oven.
  • LETTING OFF SOME STEAM

    THE INSPIRATION I like big bread, and I'm blaming Peter Reinhart.  I remember browsing the cooking section of the local bookstore and seeing the co...