6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Yorkshire Life today click here

TEST KITCHEN - Dough To Go, Delivita

PUBLISHED: 00:00 23 June 2017

Perfect pizza dough delivered direct to your door by Upper Cumberworth-based Delivita

Perfect pizza dough delivered direct to your door by Upper Cumberworth-based Delivita

Archant

Usually more ‘D’oh!’ than dough in the Yorkshire Life test kitchen, Jo Haywood attempts perfect pizza.

Joe Formisano and Olivia Robinson, founders of Delivita, with their Yorkshire-made handcrafted pizza ovensJoe Formisano and Olivia Robinson, founders of Delivita, with their Yorkshire-made handcrafted pizza ovens

Dough is my kitchen nemesis. I have about as much patience as a tired toddler in an all-you-can-eat sweet shop, so you can imagine how much I love the seemingly never-ending process of kneading, rising, knocking back, shaping and rising again before the bread even gets near the oven. Frankly, I can’t be faffed with it.

The nearest I ever get is knocking up a quick soda bread to have with cheese and a few pickles for Saturday lunch. As this takes about 40 minutes from start to finish (using buttermilk instead of yeast means you don’t have to knead, prove or fiddle with it), I can just about curb my impatience, but any longer than that and I start to gibber.

It’s the same story with pizza dough (another no-no). It takes my family approximately three-and-a-half minutes to demolish a pizza the size of the dining room table, so there’s no way on god’s green stuff that I’m spending much more time than that making one.

Which is where West Yorkshire-based Delivita comes in. Set up by uncle and niece team Joe Formisano and Olivia Robinson, the company recently launched Dough To Go, a range of fresh organic pizza dough delivered direct to your door.

It doesn�t matter whether you�re a fungi fan or a pepper person, this dough will soon go (crusts and all)It doesn�t matter whether you�re a fungi fan or a pepper person, this dough will soon go (crusts and all)

Well, I just had to give it a go, didn’t I? And not just because my pizza-deprived family threatened to banish me to the guinea pig hutch if I didn’t.

So, I ordered the family pack (enough to make a dozen 12-inch pizzas) and, after they were delivered safe and sound to my door, put ten in the freezer for later and set to work with the other two.

To be honest, ‘set to work’ is overstating it slightly. Because Delivita has done all the proper graft – bringing together the organic wheat flour, live yeast, purified water and Himalayan pink salt into a perfect ball of dough – there is very little for the home cook to actually do once you’ve defrosted the balls overnight.

The next day, I removed the dough balls from their protective bags, dipped them in flour and left them at room temperature, covered with a damp tea towel, until I needed them. Then it was simply a matter of stretching and shaping the dough (fun, and less than five minutes), adding my toppings (passata, pancetta, mushrooms and mozzarella) and chucking them in the oven for 15 minutes or so on a high heat.

The end result was, frankly, the most delicious pizza that’s ever come out of my kitchen. The base was crisp with a great chew and a moreish sourdough-like flavour.

Three-and-a-half minutes after I’d called my clan to the table, not a single crumb of crust was left and everyone was already planning their next pizza. Perfezionare! w

For more information about Dough To Go and Delivita’s range of handcrafted wood-fired pizza ovens, visit delivita.co.uk

More from Food & Drink

Friday, September 15, 2017

Delicious food served in a relaxed yet stylish setting, Barkers 1882 Bistro is the perfect dining experience to enjoy with your family and friends.

Read more
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pie & Steak night every Tuesday at the Bay Horse.

Read more
Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Rudding Park Hotel will be serving up some delicious dishes at our annual event on September 25th

Read more
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Food from across the world is served at this cosy West Yorkshire dining location.

Read more
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Here it is, our much debated shortlist of those who have impressed us the most this time.

Read more
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A must-do on any foodie’s calendar, Flavours Food Fest is a feast for the senses. Not only does it offer mouthwatering delights from the region’s best local suppliers, visitors can also enjoy demonstrations from top chefs, beer, Prosecco and gin, live music, and a vintage and trinket market

Read more

The Yorkshire coast has pots and pots of lobsters – so why aren’t more of us tucking in?

Read more
Scarborough
Friday, July 28, 2017

Rosie Millard, chair of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, celebrates with readers

Photographs by Andy Bulmer

Read more
Yorkshire Life Luncheon
Friday, July 21, 2017

Meet some of the finest food suppliers that serve restaurants and hotels around Yorkshire and who will make sure we eat and drink well at our celebration lunch.

Read more
Friday, July 14, 2017

Yorkshire Fine Cheese is based just outside of Huddersfield

Words by Jo Haywood

Photographs by Andy Bulmer

Read more
Monday, July 3, 2017

It’s been a busy time at The Butchers Arms this Spring. The award winning pub in Hepworth, well known for its quality food and ales has added a new dimension to their offer.

Read more
Monday, July 3, 2017

Harrogate based Slingsby Gin share their a Wimbledon inspired cocktail recipe using their rhubarb gin, Pimms, fresh strawberries and mint.

Read more
Friday, June 30, 2017

Thousands of pounds raised for homeless in West Yorkshire

Read more
Yorkshire Restaurants Leeds
Monday, June 26, 2017

One very knowledgeable couple put their heads together to make the most of their garden

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory




Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad
Yorkshire Life Application Link

Local Business Directory

Yorkshire's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search