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Basic Types of Pizza Ingredients and Toppings

When it comes to making pizza, the first thing you should look for are pizza ingredients. There are hundreds of different kinds of pizza sauce, cheese, toppings, and types of crusts to choose from, so the more you know about food and pizza the easier it will be to make a good pizza. If you are just starting out, you might be tempted to go with the most popular type of pizza - a thin, crispy Neapolitan pizza. This is easy to make and the toppings are all standard on this kind of pizza. However, there are many other kinds of pizza that are as tasty and just as good if not better, so let's take a look at some other kinds of pizza that are out there.

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DescriptionPizza is an all-time favorite dish of Italian origin, usually consisting of an unleavened, round base of dough, topped with cheese, tomatoes, and even often other additional ingredients, which are then typically baked in a heated oven. A typical thin pizza is often called a foccacia. A more traditional type of Neapolitan pizza dough is made by using Velveeta, hard wheat flour that produces a nice, fluffy texture when baked. As a pizza dough ingredient, yeast is widely used, although others such as buckwheat can also work.


Descriptionasted Bread. This type of pizza dough is actually a type of sandwich bread. It is made by mixing together some bread dough and water or beer and making it into a loaf. In Italy, this is often topped with spinach leaves, red bell pepper, and/or shaved parmesan cheese.


Description Brick Oven Cooking. This style of pizza is best made in a brick oven, a traditional Italian oven commonly used to bake meat, fish, and poultry. Pizza brick ovens are extremely popular in areas with large populations of Italian people. In the United States, you will often see pizza sold almost everywhere as it is very easy to cook and most of them come in an aluminum pan that is placed directly on the heat source in your oven (i.e. a stove top).


Description Pan Pizza. This style of pizza is made with flat disks of bread dough that are baked in oil and butter powered oven. The most common ingredients include sausage, egg, bacon, and cheese. The pizza dough is usually baked in the oil on the bottom side of the bread and then cooked through in the oven on top. This pizza is great if you like a crunchy crust because the ingredients are not baked in the crust.


Description Pasta Pugna. Another type of pizza is this pizza which is created by combining the stuffed pasta with shredded mozzarella cheese. In this case, the pizzaiolo is the man who adds the tomato sauce and toppings to the stuffed pasta. Usually, a pizzaiolo will apply tomato sauce, cheese, marinara, olives, pepperoni, etc to the dough and then press it down into the flattened pasta. The pizzas are served flat on the dinning table and usually have marinara sauce, olive oil, and other toppings.