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What is Neapolitan
An authentic Neapolitan
No fancy toppings are allowed! Neapolitan pizza is made with flour milled to ’00’ standards, which creates a chewy yet airy, Neapolitan-style
The tomatoes used must be either San Marzano tomatoes or Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio, which grow on the volcanic plains to the south of Mount Vesuvius.
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It’s made from the milk of water buffalo, ‘mozzarella di bufala,’ and has a softer, creamier texture than cow’s milk mozzarella cheese.
The classic Neapolitan-style
Parmesan cheese and many other ingredients are also a popular addition. Meat is not common in Neapolitan
History of Neapolitan
In the 18th century, the
By the 19th century,
One of the most famous stories about the history of Neapolitan
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Ingredients and Preparation
The flour used must be a high-protein, finely ground type 00 flour. The water should be fresh and at room temperature. The sea salt should be unrefined and added in small amounts to enhance the flavor of the dough.
The dough is mixed by hand or with a low-speed mixer and then allowed to rest for several hours. After resting, the dough is divided into small balls and allowed to rise for an additional few hours. The dough balls are then hand-stretched into thin disks, leaving a thicker crust around the edge.
Raw tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil are used as the Neapolitan pizza sauce. Fresh mozzarella cheese is used, along with fresh basil leaves. One of its defining characteristics is that there is often more sauce than cheese.
It’s a simple yet delicious dish that relies on high-quality ingredients and careful preparation to create a perfect balance of flavors.
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Pizza vs. Other Pizza Styles
So how does the Neapolitan style
New York Style Pizzas
It’s typically topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese and can be customized with a variety of toppings.
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The traditional Neapolitan
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