You've heard about pizza toppings. Now let's talk about that dough!
Toppings may be necessary at Luisa's Pizza, but that's not all we care about! No matter how good a slice of pizza might look, everyone can taste the difference between a fresh slice of pizza and a pre-made pie from the freezer. At Luisa's Pizza, we take pride in fresh ingredients and our pizza dough. Here's a quick look at the history of pizza dough and why we love it!
The Original Pizza
Pizza's origins certainly have a place in ancient history. Of course, we all know the famous story of Italian baker Raffaele Esposito, who was hired to create a pizza in honor of Queen Margherita. Yet, that's not when pizza first entered the world of cuisine. For example, simple pizzas have been used since the stone age. The dough would be flattened onto a hot stone with minimal toppings and then baked. In Napoli, Italy, the thin-crust pizza was a staple long before its cousin, the Neapolitan Margherita, arrived in 1883. Called "Marinara," the locals would eat a thin slice of cheese-less flatbread coated with marinara sauce, garlic, olive oil, and oregano. Regardless of which style you prefer, pizza has become much more than a quick snack!
Why Fresh Pizza Crust?
Deep-dish and pan pizzas have hit the frozen aisles of grocery stores worldwide. For some, this saves time and energy, and it's a simple way to get a delicious dinner. Yet, we prefer our dough homemade. Here are some reasons why we love this method:
We know what ingredients we're using to make an excellent pizza crust. When made from scratch, pizza dough has four simple ingredients: flour, water, yeast, and salt. According to this article, frozen pizza crusts are full of additives, with Boboli Pizza having "...palm oil, sugar, monoglycerides, and artificial flavors and colors." Yuck!
Homemade pizza crust tastes better! Regardless of how many flavors you add to frozen pizza crust, the taste can't compare to that crisp, light, homemade dough.
If you're making pizza dough at home, it's way more cost-effective than buying a frozen pizza at the store. However, if you're in a time crunch, you can always order delivery from Lusia's without compromising on taste!
Order Fresh at Louisa's Pizza
The trick to any pizza is the perfect amount of flour, water, and fresh toppings! Experience the tradition of Louisa's homemade pizzas right in Manchester, NH. We specialize in good food and happy customers, and we look forward to serving you!