Leopard Spotting

The cornicione of a traditional Pizza Napoletana with the characteristic small black spots and dots, in the pattern of a Leopard’s coat. To achieve Leopard Spotting you need to use a pizza dough that has had a long, retarded fermentation.

Changing the baking stone in your oven to a Biscotto stone can also help with Leopard Spotting. The Biscotto baking stone has a rough texture that helps extract moisture from your pizza dough, promoting the expansion of your pizza cornicione and Leopard Spotting.