Spinach Calabrese (Aurelio’s Clone)

Essentially a spinach and garlic calzone cooked on an outdoor grill (a Kamado Joe Big Joe), this is my homemade version of one of my favorite dishes from my favorite pizzeria, Aurelio’s. I spent years trying to perfect this ‘clone’ of Aurelio’s Spinach Calabrese using fresh spinach, garlic, salt, oregano, basil, homemade roasted tomatoes, homemade […]

Pizza Cheese Selection and Blending (Aurelio’s Clone)

A short tip on formulating cheese blends for pizza. This is a much overlooked part of the pizza making process. Go away mozzarella! Bring on the better pizza cheeses such as scamorza, fontina, romano, and parmesan. I designed this blend to mimic the pizza cheese from my favorite thin crust pizza joint: Aurelio’s.

Thin Crust Pizza Sauce (Aurelio’s Clone)

A sweet pizza sauce modeled after one of my favorite pizzas from one of my favorite pizza joints; Aurelio’s. Makes enough for two 16″ pizzas Tomatoes: Option 1: 12 oz tomato paste 12 oz water Option 2: 1 quart roasted tomato sauce Remaining Ingredients: 6 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp salt 0.5 tsp dry basil 0.5 […]

How To Make Pizza Dough

Learn how to make thin crust pizza dough. There are two recipe variants shown; one for active dry yeast and one for natural sourdough yeast starter. This is the dough I use to make all of my pizzas including a clone of the pizza from my pizza joint: Aurelio’s. Makes two 16″ pizzas oz=weight ounces […]