More often than not, we use the word pizza as a synonym for comfort food full of cheesy goodness that lifts our mood on the worst of days. But every once in a while, even in this favourite dish of ours, we seek a difference, something new that will make us fall in love with it all over again. We wished, and we received! Pizza Hut has answered our desires with their new addition of handcrafted San Francisco style dough from their 20-years of global innovations.
San Francisco style dough, otherwise known as the biggest base innovation of Pizza Hut’s in 2019, is what this is called, for the difference lies in the base and the crust. With a lot of people swaying towards thinner crusts, Pizza Hut has decided to innovate by creating a unique and light crust, often seen in San Francisco, hence the name.
It is kneaded and put in place by hand before the toppings go on. Since every individual piece is handcrafted, every pizza made this way is different from the rest, which provides a certain uniqueness and value to it.
The base is made with sour dough, followed by a sprinkle of rice flour on top, which gives it the crispiness and crunch. Next comes your layer of sauce, followed by mozzarella cheese, and finally, the toppings of your choice. Once you receive the final pizza, you experience the unique crust that is not dense or hollow, but a nice balance of air bubbles which give it a structure and taste, while being light.
An artisanal look from the handcrafting, a crispy crust from the rice flour and an overall light and airy pizza base is what you get with every bite. These combinations truly make this a one-of-a-kind pizza that will leave you wanting more.
The pizza is available only in medium size, because, being a handcrafted pizza, it takes a lot of love and labour to create the perfect pizza crust. Price wise, it is not different from the pan pizzas either. Just think of it as a choice of base, just like any choice of topping.
Innovations in the pizza can often be seen, but it is rare to find one where the original taste of the pizza is respected while bringing in new flavours or something different, and the San Francisco style dough does just that. So it does not matter if you are a vegetarian, or have particular choices or preferences of toppings or meat, basically any pan pizza topping can be ordered in this style, making it super easy for everyone to enjoy. If light crusts are your thing, then this pizza should definitely be on your list.
By Anisha Hassan
Photo: Pizza Hut