If you want to tackle the task of creating your own Neapolitan-style pizza at home, with thin crust in the middle and a puffy rim, you need the right flour. At Giolitti Deli, we sell Caputo “00” flour in our store, so our guests can try their hand at their own unique pizza creations. But why do we use this flour, rather than all-purpose flour? Read on to learn more about what makes 00 flour unique and how it can create delicious pizzas.
How Caputo 00 Flour Makes Delicious Pizza
Caputo is the Italian flour brand we prefer for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza. The indicator of 00 flour refers to the texture of the flour. 00 is the finest grind available for flour, while 0 falls in the middle and 1 is the roughest. The fine grind produces a chewy pizza crust without being rubbery, and produces just the right amount of puff on the edges. This soft and flavorful flour is created from top-quality, all-natural soft wheat flour that has been milled slowly.
Varieties of Caputo 00 Flour
Caputo 00 flour comes in a few different varieties, each with a unique purpose. Caputo 00 Pizzeria is made specifically for making a pizza in a wood-fired oven. Caputo 00 Rinforzato can be used for making pizza dough with a chewier crust, with slightly higher protein content. You can also buy specific flour for making pasta, Caputo 00 Pasta e Gnocchi. And, our newest addition to our Caputo 00 flour collection is Caputo Fioreglut, which is gluten-free! Now anyone in your family can enjoy your delicious homemade Neapolitan pizza.
Authentic Italian Cuisine From Giolitti Deli
Giolitti Deli is a full-service Delicatessen in Annapolis, MD, specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. Founded in 1992, we use the freshest ingredients to make time-honed recipes from scratch, with no MSG or preservatives. We believe in real food and offer many healthy options, including vegetarian and vegan menu items. At Giolitti Deli, we make our own sauces, mozzarella, grilled and roasted vegetables, bread, pizza dough, and desserts, and our sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza, and entrees are made to order. Owner Mary Giolitti has combined her passion for great food and fine wine to offer Annapolis a true taste of Italy!
Team members who also make the business possible include Manager Kathy Hunter, Manager and Catering Director Cheryl Molesky, Head Baker Porfirio Diaz, Chef Alfredo Escobar, and Deli Manager Noe Merino. To contact us, please visit our contact page or give us a call at 410.266.8600. Also, be sure to keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our blog!