Teglia Romana means “Roman pan”.
Al taglio means “by the cut.”
Teglia Romana, or “al Taglio”
It’s a deep-dish pizza baked in rectangular trays.
The most common sizes, in cm, are 60×40, 60×20, 30×20.
This kind of pizza is generally sold in rectangular slice by weight (even if nowadays is very common to have the price per slice). It’s baked in an oven without any fire, usually an electric one.
The trend started in Rome, around 1950, in some bakeries.
The first teglia Romana pizzas were a big fiasco. The dough was very heavy, without a proper maturation and quite dense.
By the time the bakers worked a lot to improve the final product: adding more water in the dough, increasing the fermentation time and developing proper stretching technique.
The final product, soon, turned into a lighter, crunchy and easy to digest deep dish pizza.
The improvements trend continues nowadays (with contemporary big chef’s name like Gabriele Bonci, or Massimo Bosco) by using ancient grains. Or by changing the fermentation time. Or also by matching a multitude of different toppings in order to create a real gourmet experience.
these are “blue” metallic pan for Teglia Romana
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