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Anna Tipo "00"

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Janet Yang's picture
Janet Yang

Anna Tipo "00"

I've never seen this flour before, so I bought it, without any idea what it's used for. The package says it is for everything from cake to pizza, which doesn't sound likely. 

What is Tipo 00 good for?

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golgi70

Its ideal for pizza 

Josh

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Betty L

Use it for pizza and pasta. 

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MANNA

The "00" refers to how fine the grind is. The flour is basically all-purpose ground really fine.

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Janet Yang

What is it about extra-fine that particularly suits it for pizza?

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MANNA

I guess it could be argued that the finer grind gives the dough a smoother texture. Since pizza dough is a lower hydration it also makes working the dough initially easier. I have made pizza with 00 and all-purpose and cant see much of a difference. I like using a 50/50 blend of AP and durum, same mix I use for pasta. Again low hydration the 00 flour makes distributing water quicker than an AP flour. This is just my opinion though.