Pizza Flour, Italian “OO” Flour 55#
Caputo 00 flour is ideal for pizza dough for two reasons: one, it’s finely ground, and two, it has a lower gluten content than most flours. The “00” refers to the texture of the flour: Italian flours are classified by numbers according to how finely they are ground, from the roughest ground “tipo”1, to 0, and the finest 00. Gluten, the natural protein that remains when starch is removed from wheat grains, creates the elasticity you feel when you bite into a crunchy loaf of bread. The lower the protein content of the flour, the lower the gluten, and the lower the gluten, the less elasticity there will be in your dough (cake flour has the lowest gluten level). Gluten levels are controlled by selecting different strands of wheat for processing: high-gluten bread flour is made from wheat that has 14-15% gluten. Meanwhile, the Caputo 00 is made from a selection of the finest grains the Caputo family can find to give your dough just enough, but not too much, stretch at 12.5% gluten.
About Antico Molino
Since 1924, we have ground wheat with generosity and passion so as offer professionals and baking connoisseurs the very best in quality flour, produced with great respect for the raw ingredients and traditions.
The flour art of Caputo is born from these three values. Thanks to the experience developed over three generations as Master Neapolitan Millers we guarantee extremely high standards of quality so that the expert restaurateurs and … artisans could express their creativity in the best possible way.
The value of our product is appreciated by and recognised all over the world, because of, thanks to the Caputo’s Method, our flours totally preserve the natural authenticity of flavours.
We have always select and mixed the best wheat in the tradition of the ancient art of milling, following a slow grinding process. This Method permit us to obtain high quality flours preserving the starch, the organoleptic properties and, most of all, the authenticity of the flavour.
We mix a lot of qualities of the national wheat coming from Umbria, Marche and other Italian regions to obtain the base of our product. Later we mix them with wheats from the North of Europe, particularly from France, German and Finland. Thus our products are extremely natural, we also do not use artificial enzyme and extra additives.
This is the art of Caputo, the Mill of Naples.