New York Style Pizza Dough

An Iconic Slice of The City's Soul in Your Kitchen
We created our New York Style Pizza Dough to replicate the iconic crust of legendary New York pizzerias. With a perfect balance of crispiness and chewiness, this dough ensures that every bite is a juicy delight, transporting you to a busy NYC street, right in front of a legendary by-the-slice pizza joint. You step in, greeted by the aroma of baking dough and melting cheese, and soon you’re back on the sidewalk, folding a steaming, thin-crust slice, the cityscape unfolding around you. All this, right in your kitchen!
  • Made by our fanatical pizza bakers, voted “favorite” by True Pizza’s staff
  • Mimics the iconic dough style of legendary New York pizzerias
  • 250g dough balls individually packed for easy storing and use
  • Crispy yet soft, foldable crust
  • Made with a mix of strong, high-protein Italian flours (0 and 00)
  • Includes malt barley for a rich, deep flavor and characteristically browned crust
  • 24-hour fermentation and maturation process for optimal taste and texture

Our New York Style Pizza Dough is the result of months of research and experimentation to bring you the quintessential New York pizza experience. It sounds like a lot of hard work, but to be honest, we had lots of fun trying to recreate something that is as iconic as the New York slice. You be the judge if we did it justice.

We start with a blend of high-quality, high-protein Italian flours, including both 0 and 00 flours, used for their strong gluten structure and superior texture. To intensify the flavor and texture of the crust, and give it that special NYC touch, we add malted barley syrup, which contributes to its deep browning and subtle sweetness. The reason we used barley here is quite simple, we didn’t want to use sugar, and sugars are necessary for this style of dough. We tested this thoroughly, sugar didn’t do as much for the flavor or the color as barley malt extract did, so it was an easy choice. Also, barley gave the dough a lovely color, it looks like caffè latte.

After the kneading, the dough undergoes a 24-hour fermentation and maturation process in a controlled environment to develop complex, yeasty flavours and a light, airy texture. The result is a dough that is easy to work with, and that forms a crust that is crispy on the outside and delightfully soft yet chewy on the inside, with deep, almost caramelly flavours.

Perfect for home pizza makers, our New York Style Pizza Dough is versatile and easy to customize with your favorite toppings. Whether you’re craving a classic cheese pizza or a fully loaded meat lover’s pie, this dough provides the perfect canvas for your creations. But also, hey, you’re making New York pizza slices in your own kitchen! How crazy is that?!

Packaging: 250g dough ball, frozen, packaged individually

Ingredients: Soft wheat flour – Italian Caputo flour Tipo 0 and Tipo 00; water; olive oil; malt barley extract; sea salt, yeast.

Allergens: wheat, gluten

No preservatives, no additives, no added sugars. The dough balls are vegan friendly.

The dough balls are sent for delivery still frozen and individually packed in protective bags. The box is lined with insulating material and there’s a cooling element to provide extended cooling. If you’re not planning to use it on the same or next day, make sure the dough balls are kept in the freezer. Keep in fridge for no longer than two days.

The dough balls might arrive slightly softened, but have no worries. Place them in the freezer and they will keep for months.

How is this delivered?

The dough is delivered via a courier service in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, please see details on our Delivery Information page. The dough is shipped frozen, in a well insulated and chilled protective packaging. The packaging is made of paper and fully recyclable materials. Each dough ball is individually placed in a plastic bag for convenient storage.

What is the shelf life of the dough?

The dough has a frozen shelf life of 6 months from the production date. It can be stored in the freezer until the best before date, or kept in the fridge for up to two days.

What baking instructions do you recommend?

For a typical New York style pizza, we recommend using an high-temperature oven, ideally around 320 – 350°C, not higher than that. If you’re using a kitchen oven, go for the maximum temperature available, fan on. For detailed instructions and tips, head over to our guides on How to bake pizza in a pizza oven or How to bake pizza in a regular oven.

How to defrost the dough

We recommend to take the dough out of the freezer and place in your fridge the day before you plan on using it. This will allow the dough to defrost slowly and proof slightly. Take it out of the fridge at least 3-4 hours before baking. More information can be found in our guide: Defrosting The Pizza Dough: Essential Tips & Tricks

Our New York Style Pizza Dough in Action

From its immigrant origins to its status as a city staple, the journey of New York-style pizza is a slice of New York history

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that pizza originates from Italy, but there is a serious question to be asked: If it wasn’t for the Italian immigrants into the US, would pizza ever become the global phenomenon it is today? And if the first slices – sold at Lombardi’s, the first pizzeria to open in the United States way back in 1905 – if those slices were not just a little bit different from the original baked in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, would world recognize it as the staple it is today? And if that happened in any other place in America, would it have had the same impact? We have more questions than answers, but the historical and cultural impact of New York based bakers on the world’s perception of pizza is by all means very significant.

What Makes a True New York Pizza

Maybe the easiest way to describe a New York style pizza is to describe what makes is different to its Italian counterpart, mainly the Neapolitan pizza. The crust is thin, with a distinctive crisp edge, a slightly chewy base, able to hold its weight when sliced and picked up by the edges, characteristically folded in half in a straight line to keep the juicy contents from ending up on one of the city’s always rushed inhabitants business suit. It’s that fast-paced environment that shaped this crust – the pizzas needed to be big, baked fast, easily sliced into a meal-sized portion, held in one hand and eaten on the go.

a slice of new york style pizza laying on a wooden board

Unlike their bakeries back home, their new city didn’t offer ovens built to host wood fires that pushed their temperatures to 500°C – they relied on coal fired ovens, later having to turn to gas because of the ban on coal. This created a real pivot point in the transformation from Neapolitan to Neapolitan-American, and now definitely a real New York style. Slightly lower temperatures of the gas powered ovens offered a perfect setting to create that iconic crispiness. Much like the city that created them, the New York slice is rough around the edges but still soft on the inside, piping hot and stubbornly unique.

Hallmarks of The NY Style

NY style pizza typically features more cheese than the Italian ancestor. Melted cheese covers the entire base, intermixing with the sauce to create the characteristic yellow and red mesh of cheese and tomato. Low-moisture mozzarella is always grated finely and tossed casually and in abundance – this much cheese is never seen on a Neapolitan. It is served always as plain cheese, with a limited choice of toppings: pepperoni, meatballs or sausage – purists will not accept any other topping apart from a dusting of chili flakes. The sauce is cooked, but only features three ingredients: crushed tin tomatoes, oregano and garlic.

A Slice of Life

For most of us, that big slice of dough and cheese is a part of pop culture, almost an historical artefact that we get to rediscover over and over again. From Seinfeld to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the “Joey Special” on Friends, pizza has carved its place in the media space, and in our minds. Even if you never had the opportunity to taste it first-hand, you have a very good idea of what we mean when we say, a New York slice. Much like the place of it’s inception, NY-style pizza is bigger than life.

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