Italian Flour Pizza Crust Mix – 18 oz. - HBC
Italian Flour Pizza Crust Mix
Our Italian Flour Pizza Crust Mix will be your new go-to on Pizza Night! We start with simple, clean, high quality ingredients, like our Type 00 Flour from Italy, which creates a chewy texture that is fantástico. We have all of the dry ingredients included for you, so that all you will need to add is a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and some water to complete the crust. As an added assurance, all of the dry ingredients are tested for Glyphosate, the most widely used pesticide in the world, and not a trace was found in our samples.
One pouch will make two 12” pizzas or one 16” thick crust pizza.
In 2014 when we tested our USDA certified organic wheat grown in the U.S., we found that it had traces of the herbicide glyphosate at levels similar to non-organic wheat. (See: ALERT: Certified Organic Food Grown in U.S. Found Contaminated with Glyphosate Herbicide.)
Some scientists and researchers believe that the epidemic of gluten-sensitive diseases we are seeing today are related to glyphosate, and not necessarily the gluten. (See: Common Weedkiller Used in Modern Agriculture Could be Main Factor in Gluten Intolerance.)
While anyone with gluten sensitivities definitely needs to avoid gluten, for the rest of us, we need to be consuming healthy grains that are not contaminated. After much research, we found a source in Italy that grows traditional organic soft wheat where batches we tested showed no trace of herbicides.
The flour has been milled by one of the best family run mills in Italy. This flour has been sifted, but is NOT enriched, bromated, bleached or otherwise adulterated in any way.
Ingredients: Organic Type 00 Flour, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Yeast, Himalayan Pink Salt
Italian Flour Pizza Crust Mix Directions
- 1 package Italian Flour Pizza Crust Mix
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/3 cups of warm water between 100–110 degrees
Remove 1/3 cup of flour mixture and set aside. Place the remaining contents of the bag and yeast packet in a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and water. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Add reserved flour as needed to form a soft, yet slightly sticky dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 3–4 minutes. Lightly grease a large bowl with oil. Place the dough in the bowl, turning to coat all sides. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean towel. Allow the dough to rise at room temperature for 60-90 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat an oven to 475°F (246°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet or pizza pan with oil. Option—Sprinkle lightly with cornmeal, which gives the crust extra crunch and flavor. Punch down the dough to deflate. Gently flatten the dough into a disc. Cover the dough lightly with plastic wrap or a clean towel and allow to rest for a few minutes as you prepare your toppings. Using your fingers, push dents into the surface of the dough to prevent bubbling. Top with your favorite toppings and bake for 12-15 minutes.
When Healthy Traditions began to look at producing products in the U.S. from traditional sources, food that tested clean from GMOs, glyphosate, and other herbicides and pesticides, we were faced with a dilemma:
How do we package these high quality clean foods?
We began a search for packaging that did not contain harmful chemicals and was not harmful to the environment. What good is sourcing and selling high quality traditional food if it is going to be contaminated by the packaging?
The brown bags you see in our newest products, including our Italian Flour Pancake Mix, reflect what we found was currently the best option for packaging our high-quality line of traditional products.
These bags harmlessly decompose anywhere that microbes are present (salt and fresh water, soil, landfills or in a backyard compost).
They decompose into organic matter without leaving any pollutants behind. (Independent Lab tests show - "None Detected.")
They have been lab tested for possible leaching of many heavy metals and pollutants, and none were found.
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