Norma- this is great reading material about Sfincione.
What is the difference between Sfincione and pizza in teglia. Or the Pizzaruim pizza ? Or are they generally the same? Thanks in advance for your thoughts on the differences.
I also agree the link you provided is really good reading about Sfincione. Thanks for the link.
This is what I think sfincione is. http://www.food-dictionary.com/definition/sfincione.html
This is also another definition:
Sicilian pizza, also known as Sfincione (or Sfinciuni in Sicilian language) is a variety of pizza that originated in Palermo, Sicily. Unlike the more familiar Neapolitan pizza, the cheese is placed beneath the sauce. An authentic recipe often calls for pecorino cheese and bits of anchovies.
In the United States, a Sicilian pizza is typically a square pie with dough over an inch thick. Often referred to as tomato pie, this pizza is popular in Italian-American enclaves throughout New York and New Jersey, and especially in Utica, New York, a city whose sizable Italian-American population is predominantly Sicilian. It is typically served in an aluminum baking sheet.
On all the pizzas I made in this thread, I never used anchovies because although I would eat them, I donít like them on pizza. This whole thread started when I saw a recipe on the King Arthur website to try. I really liked the different kind of pizza and then tried my ďwild yeast startersĒ in different pies. I have really taken this whole thread off-topic because I never made a real sfincione, at least in my opinion.
I am not Italian, so I am not sure if I am right or not.
The way I understand pizza in teglia is what most people or pizza businesses strive for a light and open crumb, but not all of them do have a light and open crumb. The Pizzarium pizza in teglia or roman pizza are really light and airy, although I never tasted a real pizza from their pizzeria. That is why there are two threads about trying this kind of pizza. My thread was just where I had started and that is why I posted most of my pies under this thread. I still donít know if my last attempt was really a pizza in teglia, but I put it under the Pizzarium thread because it was my best attempt.
I know, this whole thing is confusing.
Hope I could shed some more light on all this.