As if we needed an excuse to dive into a slice of pizza, right? February 9th is National Pizza Day and if that’s not exciting enough for you, then buckle up because Toronto’s best-kept pizza secret, One Night Only Pizza has partnered with Coors Organic to give you not only a delicious pizza but free pizza. Yes, free!
When asked about the partnership, One Night Only Pizza founder Luke said, “The simple things in life are always the best and the best things might just be hot pizza and cold beer! The partnership between ONO Pizza and Coors Organic is truly a match made in heaven. Both are born out of the love of using simple, organic ingredients and a passion to create the best product possible. Pizza and beer! Together there is nothing better!”
This special pizza has been dubbed the Savour What’s Simple pizza will be made with only the freshest and best ingredients like organic tomato sauce, herby basil, and local Ontario mozzarella. Honestly, it doesn’t get better than that!
Wondering how to get your hands on a freebie? Head to @OneNightOnlyPizza’s Instagram on February 8th for a chance to win a FREE Savour What’s Simple pizza. One Night Only Pizza will choose winners at random and let them know what time they can collect their pizza on National Pizza Day.
However, if you’re not one of the lucky winners, know that For every Savour What’s Simple pizza ordered, Coors Organic will match the purchase price and make a donation to Second Harvest. Second Harvest is a charity that’s focused on donating excess or surplus food to those who are in need. Not only does this ring true these days with the current COVID situation but even before the pandemic, some folks still don’t have enough to eat. It couldn’t be more true that giving back never tasted so good!
Don’t fret if you don’t live close enough to the GTA to score a pizza. You can celebrate National Pizza Day at home because we have some tips that come straight from the One Night Only Pizza owner, Luke on how to make your own Savour What’s Simple pizza.
First and foremost use quality ingredients!
Your pizza will only be as good as the ingredients you put into making it. Always go for fresh, local and organic ingredients when you can.
Get a kitchen scale.
These are very inexpensive and make all the difference when measuring out the ingredient quantities in your dough. It is very important to use a scale so your dough can be measured in bakers percentages.
Turn your oven up as high as it goes!
Always bake your home pizza at the highest setting your oven will go. Pizza baked in pizza shops come out of very hot ovens as this helps with the “oven spring” crispness and the light and chewy dough we all love.
Add more water to your dough recipe!
Using a higher hydration dough will result in a lighter and better-tasting crust. Love all the bubbles in your pizza crust? These come from the higher water content in the dough. While it may be harder to work with, the end result is totally worth it.
Let your dough cold ferment for a couple of days!
This long, cold ferment will allow your dough to develop a deep beautiful flavour that’s instantly recognizable when you eat it. Let your dough cold ferment in the fridge for 24 to 72 hours.
Let the dough proof before making your pizza!
Allowing your dough balls to proof at room temperature allows the dough to relax and come up to temperature before baking. This will result in a lighter and balanced crust. Never put cold dough in a hot oven.
Are you ready for pizza? Here is the perfect starting point for your dough:
- flour – 100%
- water – 70%
- salt – 1.5%
- sugar – 1.5%
- yeast – .004%
- olive oil – .03%
*Please note this post has been brought to you in partnership with Coors Organic. All thoughts and opinions are our own*
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