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How to prepare risotto pasta

How to prepare risotto pasta

How to prepare risotto pasta. The pasta risotto it is a simple and tasty dish, ideal for a quick but at the same time tasty dinner.

The preparation is very similar to that of traditional risotto, but with the addition of pasta instead of rice.

The easy preparation of risotto pasta

Few ingredients are needed to prepare the risotto pasta: pasta, broth, grated cheese, butter and onion. Let's start with the onion: this must be finely chopped and put in a pan with the butter to fry.

When onion it becomes transparent, add the pasta (better if it is a short pasta like fusilli or penne) and toast for a couple of minutes.

How to prepare risotto pasta

At this point, add the hot broth a little at a time, stirring constantly. The pasta must always be covered by the broth and must be cooked al dente.

Once the pasta is cooked, add the grated cheese and mix well. The cheese must melt and create a creamy sauce. If necessary, you can add a little’ of broth or milk to obtain the desired consistency.

Ready to serve at the table

Risotto pasta is ready to be served. It can be accompanied with fresh herbs such as parsley or basil, or with spices such as pepper or nutmeg.

For a more flavorful version, cooked ham or diced bacon can be added to the onion during browning, or vegetables such as zucchini or cherry tomatoes, cut into cubes, before adding the broth.

Easy Versatile and Tasty

Risotto pasta is a versatile and easy to prepare recipe, perfect for a quick dinner but at the same time tasty. With just a few ingredients and a short time, you can prepare a tasty and delicious dish, that the whole family will enjoy.

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how to cook mushrooms for pizza

How to Cook Mushrooms for Pizza

How to Cook Mushrooms for Pizza. Mushrooms are a very popular ingredient for pizza, both for their taste and for their nutritional value.

However, cooking mushrooms so they're perfectly pizza-ready can take a while’ Practice. Here are some tips for cooking mushrooms for pizza in order to obtain the maximum result.

Fast and just enough

First of all, choosing the right mushrooms is very important. If you want mushrooms to be the star of your pizza, then you should choose porcini mushrooms or button mushrooms.

Both have an intense flavor and are very tasty, which makes them perfect for pizza. If instead you want the mushrooms to be just an accompanying ingredient, then you can also choose other types of mushrooms, like mushrooms shitake or mushrooms oyster.

How to Cook Mushrooms for Pizza

Once you have chosen the mushrooms, it is important to clean them thoroughly. To do this, just use a damp cloth or a soft bristle brush to remove any traces of earth or other residues. It is not necessary to wash the mushrooms under water, as they may absorb it and become soggy.

Once cleaned, mushrooms should be cut into thin slices. If you use the porcini mushrooms i Champignon mushrooms, it is advisable to remove the stem, since it may be a bit’ stand. In addition to, it is important to cut the mushrooms into thin slices so that they cook evenly on the pizza.

Mushrooms in the pan

Once cut, the mushrooms are put in a pan with a little’ of olive oil and a clove of minced garlic. It is important to cook them on medium heat, mixing them often, until they become tender and golden.

At this point, they can be added spices to taste, like thyme or rosemary, to give a little’ of extra flavor to the mushrooms.

Notes on conservation

Once cooked, i funghi they should be left to cool slightly before being added to the pizza. It is important that they are not too hot otherwise they could make the mozzarella melt too quickly.

Once the pizza is ready to be baked, just add the mushrooms on top of the sauce and mozzarella, and then bake as usual.

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Bake Pizza at Home Like in a Pizzeria

Bake Pizza at Home Like in a Pizzeria

Bake Pizza at Home Like in a Pizzeria. Today we dedicate some of our precious time to some very useful tips.

There are many people who know how to prepare pizza perfectly, but alas they don't have a good oven at home to cook pizza perfectly

How to cook the perfect pizza at home

Fortunately, today's technology has made great strides, and with a small expense of less than one hundred euros we will finally have the opportunity to prepare a perfect pizza at home like the one you usually eat in a pizzeria.

Today I want to give you some good tips on how to orient yourself to buy a small oven from Amazon too, but perfect for cooking our pizza.

Bake Pizza at Home Like in a Pizzeria

Choose one of these very affordable ovens, enjoy free delivery with Amazon Prime, you will not regret.

The first proposal is an Ariete oven 919 perfect for all families, also numerous, reaches the temperature of 400 degrees and cooks the pizza in less than 4 minutes

Other proposals for ovens

The second proposal sees us facing an Aries 918, maximum temperature of 400 degrees with 5 cooking levels, find out by clicking on the link below

Another excellent oven is the Spice, reaches i 400 degrees, refractory stone and cooks the pizza in 4 minutes. It has a circular resistance. Click on the link below for more information

Again and again inexpensive ovens

G3Ferrari Delizia, we have reached the top of the range, I also have a red one. It is absolutely perfect.

G3Ferrari pizza Express Delight, really impressive, cooks pizza in less than 4 minutes on the firestone.

Conclusions

If you often make pizza at home, consider making a small investment to buy one of these fantastic ovens to have at home a perfect pizza like the one you are used to eating in pizzeria.

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If you stick potatoes to the pan, use these remedies

If you stick potatoes to the pan, use these remedies

If you stick potatoes to the pan, use these remedies. A self-respecting Sunday lunch always has baked potatoes as a side dish. The potatoes baked in the oven make this our consolidated habit special.

Problems come after lunch, when we have to wash our pots and pans. Immediately we realize that a layer has formed on the bottom of the pan due to the cooking of the potatoes which is really difficult to remove, and to think that in my opinion that is the best part.

If you stick potatoes to the pan, use these remedies

Today we will see how to avoid this inconvenience, and you will find that it is really easy. Let's start with the choice of potatoes. And, you will have understood that they are not all the same. The culprit that causes potatoes to stick to the baking sheet is starch, potatoes are very rich in starch.

Which Potatoes To Choose

 There are two types on the market, those with white paste that are very rich in starch and therefore perfect for mashed potatoes or gnocchi, and those with yellow flesh that contain less starch and therefore lend themselves better to being baked.

Now we have to pay attention to the next phase: Once peeled and cut into cubes or slices, our potatoes should be left to soak in a bowl for about an hour in cold water. You will see that the starch will settle on the bottom of the bowl. Rinse them to remove all the starch.

Baking in the oven

A good tip before starting cooking is to season the potatoes and the pan well with oil and salt and rosemary.. Someone blanch the potatoes for about ten minutes to speed up cooking, someone adds a pinch of baking soda during the boil to have a super crust on the potatoes.

Another trick could be to use parchment paper to prevent them from sticking to the bottom, but this method prevents the crust from forming, so I don't recommend it.

Conclusions

Baked potatoes are delicious, I leave you the method to use. Before saying goodbye I wanted to remind you that if you are a pizza lover, for sure you may be interested in our professional practical courses that we carry out weekly in our pizza school. Will find all the information here.

For those who do not have the time or resources to come personally to our school, I remember that here on our site there is a fantastic "Pizzaiolo Online Course". Download to your PC or mobile phone and follow it from your home in your free time. All information here.

My latest recipe book called. Is already available for download: NOT ONLY PIZZA. You can find it at this link.

Follow my youtube channel, you will find hundreds of video recipes for pizza. It will be useful the next time you prepare pizza at home.

 

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Reheat the French Fries

Reheat the French Fries

Reheat the French Fries. French fries represent "street food" Junk Food for excellence, everyone loves them, young and old. Every time I prepare them I exaggerate and there are many left over. I am for non-waste, so I often have to heat them later.

How do you heat French fries in your home? Almost everyone will answer to use the microwave or oven at home. Let's see together what seems to be the best solution.

Reheat the French Fries

Use of the microwave oven: I've tried dozens and dozens of times, but always with bad results. Irremediably they become soggy and if you overdo it with time, they harden on the outside.

An alternative could be to put them in the previously heated oven, but there is a great risk of drying them too much on the outside, losing their tasty crunchiness.

Reheat the French Fries
Reheat the French Fries

Reheat the French Fries

Like it or not, the best solution is always to fry them again for a few minutes. Seeing is believing.

It is definitely the right choice, seed oil in a large pan and after bringing the oil to temperature, pour in the chips to be heated. You will see that the seed oil will bring back the lost crunchiness to our chips as if by magic.

Reheat the French Fries

This fantastic solution can be used for all fried foods, even cutlets to reheat the next day.

There is a method of preserving french fries? unfortunately no, Dear friends, it is always advisable to dry them well with absorbent paper from excessive frying oil, but there is no way to preserve its fragrance.

This is why I always suggest to prepare only the necessary quantity.

Reheat the French Fries

We have also reached the greetings today, before doing it, I would like to remind you of some of the useful links that you can find here on my website entirely dedicated to pizza.

All information on the Practical Courses of Pizzaiolo that we regularly carry out here at our school. Follow this link.

For those who do not have the time or resources necessary to personally attend our practical course, I remember that an excellent one is available here on my site Pizzaiolo Online Course that you can follow directly from your home, maybe sitting comfortably on the sofa. Just download it to your PC or mobile phone and ready to go.

If you remain 5 minutes available, visit my youtube channel, you will find hundreds of video pizza recipes available.

 

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Microwave pizza

Microwave pizza

Microwave pizza. The pizza with the microwave It can not be done. We are talking about pizza, take a good look at the title of this post. Despite the technology offered by some models of microwave ovens, see "Crisp", the product obtained is unfortunately very far from a pizza.

Certainly if you don't own a pizza oven, try making it in a pan, and, a non-stick pan with an airtight lid. The product obtained will certainly be better than that obtained in the microwave.

Microwave Pizza Not Worth It

If the pizza is often prepared at home, I wonder why you don't buy this type of oven:


 

Making Pizza with the Microwave

Here another type of oven:

 

Perfect Microwave Pizza

These ovens that are great for the home, reach temperatures of 400 degrees and you can also prepare a perfect pizza in your home 3 minutes.

I'll finish today by reminding you of some important links that you can find here on our site:

For all pizza lovers who want to learn this fantastic art, I remember that in our school of pizza makers professional practical courses are available weekly. You will find all the information about our courses at this link.

For all those who do not have the necessary resources to come to our school and attend a professional practical course, I remember that on our site there is a fantastic "Pizzaiolo Online Course”That you can follow from the comfort of your home by simply downloading it to your PC or Mobile. You will find all the information at this link.

I conclude by reminding everyone that it is already possible to download my latest book which is called: NOT ONLY PIZZA - What should have all the pizzerias in your menu. A fantastic collection of old and new recipes that are monuments of Italian cuisine. Follow this link.

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A great oven for cooking pizza at home

A great oven for cooking pizza at home

A great oven for cooking pizza at home. Every time we prepare pizza at home we notice that our kitchen oven is not suitable for cooking pizza.

The pizza must be cooked in a very short time, maybe 4 the 5 minutes would be the perfect time for cooking, to prevent it from drying out.

A great oven for cooking pizza at home
A great oven for cooking pizza at home

A great oven for cooking pizza at home

Technology in recent years has come to our aid, in shopping centers and on shop online we often see machines like this. But have you ever wondered if they are suitable for pizza?

A great oven for cooking pizza at home
A great oven for cooking pizza at home

Cook Pizza at Home

And, they are absolutely perfect. They turn out a soft and crunchy product just like that of a wood oven. They arrive at a temperature of approx 400 degrees. Your pizza will be ready in 4 minutes.

A very good oven

If you don't find them in the mall near your home, you can always order them on amazon:

An excellent oven for cooking pizza

If you want to improve your pizza preparation instead, I suggest you to enroll in one of our professional practical courses that take place weekly in our pizza chef school. You will find all the information here.

If you no longer have the resources or precious time to come to our school, I remind you that here on our site a fantastic "Pizzaiolo Online Course" is available for everyone, which you can download to your PC or mobile phone and follow it comfortably seated from the sofa of your home in your spare time. All information on our Online Course will be found at this link.

One last thing before saying goodbye that will surely be useful: my latest book called is already available for download: NOT ONLY PIZZA - What should have all the pizzerias in your menu. Follow this download link.

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Convection or Fan-La Della Pizza Cooking

Convection or Fan-La Della Pizza Cooking. One of the most frequent questions I am asked by readers and readers of my site is as follows: To cook the pizza is better to use an oven static or ventilated?

It is a legitimate question, because the end result will influence the quality of the product. Before you give you a final answer, let's see what are the main differences between these two types of cooking

Convection or Fan-La Della Pizza Cooking
Convection or Fan-La Della Pizza Cooking

Convection or Fan-La Della Pizza Cooking

The main difference between static and ventilated oven lies in the heat distribution mode. The convection oven works for heat radiation, the heat is diffused through a resistor or other source of heat which is usually disposed in the upper or lower part of the oven. When cooking food in this cooking mode is slower, gently and homogeneously. By using the static oven so the food will be cooked well and dry both inside that outside it.

Bake in a static oven is simple, but we must remember that it is possible to cook one meal at a time.

Focaccia With Fresh Tomato and Tuna
Focaccia With Fresh Tomato and Tuna

Convection or Fan-La Della Pizza Cooking

Now to the convection oven: It works by convention, the fan creates a flow of hot air that creates a crispy crust on the food being cooked, while the interior of the food remains soft and moist. Unlike static oven, Here we can cook more dishes simultaneously.

Then, which we will choose the oven for cooking pizza? I would say that there is no single answer, but it will depend on the type of pizza that we want to prepare.

Convection or Fan-La Della Pizza Cooking

If you are a crispy pizza lovers, I recommend the convection oven. In all other cases I suggest the classic static oven, in fact, precisely this type of furnace is suitable for all types of food that require a slow and uniform cooking and dry both inside and outside, just like baking and sweets in general, so even our beloved pizza.

Here is a simple table to facilitate cooking your food and the choice of the type of oven:

Static

Pane, buns, pizza, sponge, cakes, donut, sweets in general.

Airy

Baked pasta, roasted meat, baked fish, vegetables, tarts, cookies, sweet soft-hearted.

Convection or Fan-La Della Pizza Cooking

After solving the problem today of the furnace choice, we pass to the greetings and as I usually do, suggesting the utility link that you can find here on our site:

Our school of Italian pizza and all information about our professional workshops that we organize weekly.

The calendar of upcoming courses scheduled.

A fantastic During pizza online for those who do not have time or resources to come here in our school. Quick and easy, you can follow from the comfort of your home sofa.

Last news, but not least because: E 'already possible to download my latest book called: NOT ONLY PIZZA - What should have all the pizzerias in your menu. You can find it here.

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How to Cooking In A Wood oven

How to Cooking In A Wood oven

How to Cooking In A Wood oven. If you belong to the category of "Lucky" who own a wood stove in the garden, do not miss this chance to learn how to use the wood oven. We will see how to prepare perfectly pizzas, buns, bread, sweet roast and much more.

How to Cooking In A Wood oven
How to Cooking In A Wood oven

How to Cooking In A Wood oven

The preparation and the ignition is definitely the hardest part, In fact this is the reason why the wood oven is used so rarely. One of the most important things you need to know is that not all the coals are suitable for cooking all sorts of things.

We start from a good ignition so that the arrivals oven at a high temperature rapidly. We start from pizza: To cook the pizza we will need a high temperature, embers and always burning flame, flameless pizza would not color, so do not neglect this particular.

Come Si Cucina In Un Forno a Legna
How to Cooking In A Wood oven

How to Cooking In A Wood oven

If you plan to cook more things during the day the first thing you'll need to cook the pizza that requires very high temperatures, then the meat that requires medium-high temperatures, in this phase, the oven does not need to be further fueled, exploit the residual heat. It is recommended at the beginning cover the meat with aluminum foil to keep it from drying out and only discover it at the end to give him the right color.

After cooking the roast you can proceed to bake bread and buns. If the oven has a good insulation can even remove the embers.

How to Cooking In A Wood oven
How to Cooking In A Wood oven

How to Cooking In A Wood oven

Bread and focaccia require low average temperatures. They can be fired simultaneously, the ideal cooking temperature is around 200 degrees. That's why usually removes all embers, cook with residual embers could burn bread and buns. Just close the door.

Once the baking of bread and cakes we bake cookies and sweets. These products use the residual heat of the refractory material. The cooking will also made it slowly and with the door closed.

How to Cooking In A Wood oven

During the course of our Professional practical courses in our school of pizza we work with a wood stove. All of our students do practice daily with one of these ovens. If you want more information about our workshops, I invite you to visit this link.

At this link is available the calendar of upcoming courses scheduled in our school.

If you are lazy and do not want leaving your home, I remind you that here on our site there is a great "Pizzaiolo Online Course"Which you can watch from the comfort of your home sofa. You will find all Information on the course online here.

Finally do not forget to visit our YouTube channel, you will find them hundreds of video recipes of pizza prepared by the students of our school pizza.

 

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Which Wood Use for from Pizza Oven

Which Wood Use for from Pizza Oven. The wood stove is alive. Not one exists equal to another. Each oven is supplied with the right wood for cooking pizza. Obviously depending on the type of wood that will be used, we will have different behaviors of the oven. The large ovens worship the brace to maintain the high temperature and obviously the flame to bake the pizza. Small ovens require ever flame to get to temperature faster and very little brace, otherwise riempierebbero embers leaving little room for pizzas.

What kind of wood is used in our bakery to get a pizza cooked to perfection and fragrant? Living in the country I have tested many types of wood, by sawmill waste to pruning of fruit trees, vines, or the various pruning the trees that line the rivers. Without any doubt the best firewood for pizza oven is the Beech, It produces a beautiful flame with which to cook delicious pizzas to perfection and produces few embers, also it issues to the products in cooking a good characteristic smell of a wood oven. Excellent quality-price relation.

Which Wood Use for from Pizza Oven

Pizza should be cooked with the flame, I love the flame.

Several types of wood to use in a wood oven pizzeria.

  • Which Wood Use for from Pizza Oven
    Beech

    BEECH: +-brace flame Excellent value for money

  • OAK TREE: +It makes a beautiful flame grilled -fiamma beginning then slowly lowers and turns into embers. Excellent for the fireplace, the embers retains the heat for a long time. Costa face
  • OLIVE: +embers flame +. Hard to find very rare
  • CARPINO Low-cost alternative to oak.
  • ASH TREE, WOT: Used for more noble purposes
Which Wood Use for from Pizza Oven
Oak tree

WOOD NOT USE: Poplar and Chestnut because crackle, bits of glowing embers could end up on the pizza during cooking, This is wood for the fireplace.

Which Wood Use for from Pizza Oven
olive

SPRUCE PINE RESINOSE contain toxic resins, also they transfer odors to the products being cooked (pane-pizza).

Which Wood Use for from Pizza Oven
wot

Which Wood Use for from Pizza Oven

The wood must be dry and cured when you buy and with a moisture content of no more than 15%. The wet wood produces much smoke and no flame.

At last we now know which wood to use for cooking our pizzas in a wood oven. To feed our wood oven School pizzaioli where usually carry the Our professional courses of pizza, we use a lot BEECH. Besides the good wood, you'll also need a good flour for pizza, Fortunately, on our site you will find a good Driving to the flour for pizza. What kind of pizza you will prepare? You will definitely want to choose between one of our 300 pizza recipes freely available to all.

In short, on our site you can find everything, but everything on the pizza. From flour to the firewood to our professional courses to become a pizza chef. Add it to your "favorites".

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Which Wood Use for from Pizza Oven