So the pasta and Italian food company, Roma, sent me their new Roma Pizza and Pasta Flour to try out. Roma pretty much did an anti-St.Patrick and brought pasta to the masses in Ireland in the 1950′s under the name Dublin Macaroni Company. Right history lesson over, lets get to the flour!
So I’m sitting here with a bag of flour infront of me. Doesn’t look special, kinda heavy, if I throw a stick it doesn’t fetch it, so whats the big deal? Imagine your kitchen as a blackboard and the Roma Pizza and Pasta Flour as the chalk, you can create so much with the flour within the kitchen! I decided to make pizza, doesn’t sound too adventurous does it? Im the guy who two weeks ago tried to bake a rasher for an hour, so yeah, making pizza was kinda a big deal!
Looking for Inspiration and the ingredients
The packaging fairly idiot proof, theres instructions on how to make pizza dough and pasta on the back and all…. I’ve just been informed the correct term is recipe, who knew? They also have a handy collection of these “recipes” on their website!
|So I start off following the recipe for pizza dough on the back of the packaging. Now the recipe was really easy to follow, nothing major. When I was making it, it was just, simple. When I had made the dough, it was the right mixture of strong and yet easy to shape, not breaking apart. kneading it and rolling it was like beating up a cloud, so soft and easy to shift. After it finished rising for around an hour, a little confusing to what knocking it back was, I lay it on a baking tray, rolled it around, BAM, added some Puree, BAM, added some cheese, BAM, added some ham, I felt pretty badass. I shoved my first ever homemade pizza into the oven preheated at 200°C and kicked backed.||
Suffice to say I had no idea what I was doing
15-20 minutes later I came back and took out, probably the greatest thing I’ve made since pancakes, outta the oven. Despite my novice chef ‘skillz’, and that my pizza looked more like something out of a Salvador Dali painting, it tasted pretty epic, like eating candy floss, dreams and magic…. so basically like eating a unicorn or something.
You can cook the dough to a soft or crispy base, with varying levels of thickness dependent on how you like your pizza. The base stays strong and won’t fall apart on you. The Roma Flour based base really amplifies all the toppings that sit atop it. In addition to smelling nice (sounds weird), it is also really filling.
Before and after the oven…
Pizza is just one of the many things you can create with flour! You can find Roma Pizza and Pasta Flour in all good supermarkets, if not, send an angry letter to the manager of that supermarket demanding it or he’ll never see his dog again.