Making Pizza With Fante’s Cousin Serafina’s Micro-Textured Pizza Pan

Contributed by Liana, of the Fante family of Philadelphia.

Fante’s Cousin Serafina’s Micro-Textured Pizza Pan

Fante’s Cousin Serafina’s Micro-Textured Pizza Pan

At our family gatherings, we always provide a spread of way too much food. After all, that is the Italian way. Don’t get me wrong, we eat a ton of it, but after everyone goes home, I am left with pounds of antipasto and a huge clean up from the meal.

Leftover Antipasto, the Perfect Pizza Topping

Leftover Antipasto, the Perfect Pizza Topping

Unfortunately for me, my family loves prosciutto as much as I do so my leftovers consist of a lot of roasted vegetables and mozzarella! The next day, I am in no mood to cook and clean up after another complicated meal. My solution? Pizza night!

I don’t know about your family, but my family loves pizza! It is delicious and convenient as well as incredibly easy to make. I always have sauce in the freezer, and if not, it is simple enough to whip up a quick marinara (or doctor a jar of sauce to make it your own!). I waver between making my own pizza dough and walking down the block to buy some from my local pizza shop for a couple of dollars. On days after a large gathering, you can bet I am buying the dough!

I take home my dough and make sure that it is at room temperature. I like to roll my dough out right in the pizza pan. I flour the pan and use my hands or a Pizza Ball (a great little gadget!) to press and stretch the dough. Once I work the dough into shape and bulk up the edges of the crust, I add sauce, tons of mozzarella cheese and my toppings of choice.

Uncooked Pizza with Antipasto Toppings

Uncooked Pizza with Antipasto Toppings

I love the Fante’s Cousin Serafina’s Micro-Textured Pizza Pan for its depth, because I can tailor exactly how thick or thin I like my crust to be, and pile on the toppings (especially convenient when I have leftover roasted peppers and eggplant to eat).

Fante’s Cousin Serafina’s Micro-Textured Pizza Pan, Close up View of the Pan Surface

Fante’s Cousin Serafina’s Micro-Textured Pizza Pan, Close up View of the Pan Surface

The pan has a textured stainless steel surface which provides a naturally stick resistance surface without the worry of any nonstick coatings. And because it is stainless steel, when dinner is over I can just throw it in the dishwasher and relax with the rest of my wine! Easy as a pizza pie.

Cooked Pizza with Antipasto Toppings

Cooked Pizza with Antipasto Toppings

Fante’s Cousin Serafina’s Micro-Textured Pizza Pan can be purchased from Fante’s Kitchenware Shop in Philadelphia, and on their website.

Find out how to place a wholesale order for any products from the Fante’s line, from Harold Import Co.

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About The Fante Family

The Fante family immigrated to the United States in the late 1800’s, and founded Fante’s in the Italian Market, the heart of Philadelphia in 1906. The entire extended family worked in the business and adapted it with the times. Originally a cabinet maker’s shop, the store began selling other items when the Fante sons took over the business in the 1920’s. However, when war broke out in in the 1930’s they were unable to continue importing European goods and began selling cookware, marking the beginnings of the modern kitchen wares shop that exists today. The Giovannucci family emigrated from Italy in the mid-1960’s and settled in Philadelphia, where they became friends with Dominic Fante. Dominic was a community leader devoted to the plight of others in the neighborhood, with a soft spot for immigrants. Three of the Giovannucci siblings found part-time jobs after school at Fante’s. When Dominic and his brother decided to retire, Mariella was a teacher, Nicolino was a bank officer, and Daniele was a hotel manager. Together, the siblings took over Fante’s in 1981, and maintained the company’s reputable focus on providing kitchen tools from the mundane (eg: vegetable peelers) to the very unusual (eg: duck press). Fante’s offers breadth and depth within each category of items, and are a resource of information for customers on all the products they sell. A new generation of Giovannucci’s is now involved in the business, continuing the family tradition of providing quality products, excellent service, and knowledge to all. Link to more detailed historical information on our website: http://fantes.com/history.html

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