Pizza Esplanade. Today I will try to clarify one of the more complex concepts of pizzeria. Around the word “esplanade” the greatest confusion reigns in the pizzeria!! Very often the case that customers order an esplanade for 2 or for 3 people without really knowing or know the meaning of this term.
The pizza esplanade was born many years ago as a unique bakery product, it is a thin focaccia white, without any seasoning, it is crispy and crumbly.
With the passage of time, each region has made its own recipe, very often inappropriately using the term esplanade, and unfortunately, always at the expense of crunchiness and crispness of the product.
Pizza Esplanade As It Should Be
The esplanade should be a simple focaccia thin and crisp without any seasoning or stuffing. Once baked, It can be stuffed at will, with mortadella, arugula, cherry tomatoes, tuna, ham and many other ingredients that do not release water, the esplanade, It is inumidita, lose its crunchiness.
Pizza Esplanade How Should Not Be
Too often on the counters of pizzerias you can read the indication of pizza spianata for a product that of "spianata” it has nothing, you know very well that if you add tomato or mozzarella on a thin pizza, the result will not be sure of a product crispy and crumbly, as the tomato mozzarella, It contains a lot of water. It would be appropriate to call this product "pizza dish great for 3 the 4 people”
I am a simple pizza, I'm not a judge, then I would never dare to criticize products that over time have earned a place in the regional culinary traditions, products such as the esplanade of Romagna, the esplanade Roman, the esplanade of Calabria or the esplanade Sardinian, exceptional products, all boast of the title esplanade, but all different.
It is evident that with the passage of time the term esplanade, It is no longer used to distinguish the characteristics of a product, but it is to indicate a type of thin pizza, that can be stuffed in many different ways. Good to know. All this suggests a great idea for my next creative recipe…. How about a taste of my calzone "esplanade"??
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