THE PERFECT SHAPE

THE PERFECT SHAPE

We can’t tell you how many times, early in our pizza making careers, we went from start to finish in making a pizza only to have it come out of the oven in a multi hexagonal glob of oddness. Our first pies were the equivalent of the Charlie Brown Christmas…

We can’t tell you how many times, early in our pizza making careers, we went from start to finish in making a pizza only to have it come out of the oven in a multi hexagonal glob of oddness. Our first pies were the equivalent of the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Rats!

But after countless years of making pizza, we finally have those perfectly round shapes of goodness come out of our ovens.

How?
Well, we first had to remind ourselves that perfect pizzas are necessarily perfectly round. Dough can be a finicky thing at times, and when introduced to fire, sometimes it decides to take on the imperfections of the ingredients and bake a “little wonky.”

THAT’S OK!
Ultimately, the shape of the pizza is going to be determined by the shape of the dough ball. Practice rolling your dough into dough balls with two hands on a smooth surface. A rolling pin may work well for some – but can affect the way the dough cooks and rises.

When it comes to that shape you want – practice makes perfect. This same philosophy goes for the dough recipe, proofing, stretching and even cooking.

In the end – it’s not the shape of the pizza that will bring your customers back!

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Wood Fired University provides our community with the training needed to run your mobile wood fired pizza business. We do not consider our program a success until you understand how to cook the perfect pizza and run a business that makes you proud.

Across our program, you will be trained by a successful wood fired chef. You receive the first-hand direction from someone who has been in your shoes. Our instructors provide you an in-depth understanding of everything from making your first pie to the long-term care of your oven.

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