The Iconic New York Slice - Mastering the Art at Goodfellas Pizza School 

The Iconic New York Slice – Mastering the Art at Goodfellas Pizza School 

Ah, the New York-style slice.  Thin, foldable, and bursting with flavor, it’s a culinary icon, a symbol of the city that never sleeps. But mastering this street food legend takes more than just throwing some cheese and sauce on a dough circle. Here at Goodfellas Pizza School, we’ll not only teach you the history and secrets behind the New York slice, but also equip you with the skills to recreate it perfectly in your own kitchen or pizzeria.


A Slice of History

The New York-style pizza has a fascinating history.  Evolved from Neapolitan-style brought by Italian immigrants in the early 1900s, it adapted to the fast-paced life of New York City.  Pizzerias started selling pizza by the slice, perfect for a quick and affordable meal on the go. This necessitated a thinner, crispier crust that could be folded and easily eaten while walking.


From Dough to Perfection

The magic of the New York slice lies in its seemingly simple ingredients, each playing a crucial role:

  • The Dough: The foundation of any great pizza. New York-style dough uses high-protein bread flour, creating a strong and chewy crust that can hold its own under a generous layer of toppings.
  • The Sauce: Simplicity is key. Classic New York-style sauce uses crushed tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and a touch of oregano, creating a tangy and flavorful base.
  • The Cheese: Fresh mozzarella is the star, offering a gooey stretch with each bite.
  • The Cook: High heat is essential. New York pizzerias typically use deck ovens reaching scorching temperatures to achieve that signature thin and crispy crust with a slightly charred bottom.


Goodfellas Pizza School Makes You a New York Pizzaiolo

While replicating a professional oven at home might be challenging, Goodfellas Pizza School can equip you with the knowledge and skills to create a New York-style pizza that rivals the best pizzerias in the city. Here’s what you’ll learn:

Dough Secrets: From understanding gluten development to mastering the kneading technique, we’ll teach you how to craft the perfect New York-style dough.

Stretching Techniques: Achieving a thin and even base is crucial. We’ll guide you through proper stretching techniques to ensure a consistent and delicious crust.

The Art of Saucing: Learn how to create a simple yet flavorful pizza sauce that complements the other ingredients.

Cheese Like a Pro: Discover the secrets of using fresh mozzarella cheese for that perfect melt and stretch.

Home Oven Hacks: Even with a standard home oven, you can achieve great results! We’ll teach you clever techniques to maximize heat transfer and bake your pizza to perfection.


Become a New York Pizza Legend

Ready to unleash your inner pizzaiolo and master the iconic New York slice? Book your classes today and become a New York pizza legend, one slice at a time! Don’t wait any longer! Call Goodfellas Pizza School today at (718) 987-2422 and embark on a journey that will transform you from a pizza enthusiast to a New York-style pizza pro. We’ll equip you with the skills and confidence to create this culinary masterpiece in your own kitchen,  impress your friends and family, or even launch your own successful pizza business.  So grab your rolling pin, get ready to learn, and join the Goodfellas family –  we’ll make you a New York pizza legend, one slice at a time!