Eurostar Commodities is launching a new range of pizza flour mixes to bring the latest Italian trend to UK restaurants.
Known as Pizza Base Mixing, artisan Italian pizza chefs swap traditional dough for a mix comprised of highly premium vegetable powder (derived only from 100% vegetable) and premium ‘00’ flour. The resulting pizzas come in healthy spinach, sweet potato or beetroot flavors and in bright colors with crispy vegetable pizza crust.
Philip Bull, managing director of Eurostar Commodities said: “When I was sourcing products in Italy I noticed a new, very artisan trend in the village of Guardiagrele in the hills in the Abruzzo region, near Chieti. Small pizzerias were offering choices on pizza bases – as well as toppings. Frequently served by the slice, Italians were eating bases made from mixes of spinach, sweet potato, and even licorice! Small restaurants are starting to offer it on their menus asking customers ‘what base would you like?’ on the back of healthy eating trends and of course offering a much fuller flavor.”
The range has been developed by Eurostar Commodities technical development team and comprises three “secret recipe” variants mixed in combining vegetable powder with natural yeast and ‘00’ Italian pizza flour. The result is better extensibility to improve ‘rolling out’ / ‘stretching’ and a characteristic flavor, crisp and fragrant with a golden color. The premixes are available in cases of 4 x 3kg bags, or a mixed case.
A Wholemeal Spelt pizza base mix is also part of the range, giving a healthier wholemeal base, higher in fiber and protein.
The premixes are available from Italian wholesalers across the UK, or directly from Eurostar Commodities website.