Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How to cook italian pizza

In my last post, I promised to share how to cook pizza. Here we go!

First of all, you'll need pizza dough. Well... Usually we buy it
ready to cook in “pizzeria”, but this time it was closed. So we went to our friends, and asked them to help us with the dough since they know how to make it, and actually they do this pretty well.

So you'll need:
2 kg (around 4 lb.) of flour

50 gr (1.76 oz ) of yeast

0.5 litr (16.9 fl.oz ) of water

2 teaspoon of salt

Thes ingredients are for 27 pizzas! So if you don
’t need so many, just take less ingredients.

Pour water in a pot, and put there salt. Wa
rm it just a little, until salt is dissolved. Put flour on a table, and make hole in the middle. Melt the yeast in the warm water. Pour some water in the hole, and mix the flour with water. Add more water and continue to kneed. If the dough is sticky, it needs more flour. Add it! When the dough will become needed condition, knead it other 5-10 min. It should become smooth. When the dough is ready, divide it to small pieces. This photo shows you the size:Place all pieces on a tray powdered with flour. Cower it with a kitchen towel, and leave it to rest for 2-3 hours. After 3 hours:
While the dough is rising you need to prepare toppings.

If you have shredded mozzarella, you skip next step.
Cut mozzarella to the small pieces like on the photo:Leave it in the colander to drain. If you don’t do, this mozzarella will contain too much liquid and pizza will be not good.

Pour 3-4 bottles (1-1.5 l - 30-50 fl. oz.) of “passata di pomodori” – tomato souse - in a bowl. Cut one onion and some basil.Put it into the pot and also some olio and salt. Switch on slow fire. When it begins to boil, let it boil for 5 min and switch off the fire. Remove the onion from the pot.

This video explain the process how to roll the piece of dough for pizza. It must be very thin:

e had a lot of ingredients for stuffing. Now you have to decide which stuffing you want.

* Grilled vegetables
* Raw ham
- Prosciutto
* Boiled ham * Salami piccante – piquant salame
* Scamorza affumicata – cheese scamorza smocked
* Olives
* Capers
* Anchovy * Tunny* Cream (non liquid)
* Cutted tomatoes

* Cutted garlic
* Cutted onion
* Gorgonzola
* Ruccola
* Origano dried

* basil

* Olio

* Salt

Traditional Italian pizza is Margherita. It’s only with tomato souse, mozzarella, olio and salt. When it cooked you can put oregano or basil. Mar
gherita is the base for most of other pizza. Thes photos explain how to prepare Margherita:For cook pizza we used stone oven, but you can cook it also at home oven.

1. Diavola
Put tomato souse, mozzarella, salame pi
ccante, sale and olio.
2. Crudo e panna
Put tomato souse, mozzarella, cream, sale and olio. Cook pizza. Put raw ham.
3. Ortolana

Put tomato souse, mozzarella, grille
d vegetables, sale and olio. Also you can put olives and capers.
4. Prosciutto cotto

Put tomato souse, mozzarella, boiled ham, sale and olio.

5. Napoli

Put tomato souse, mozzarella, anchovy, capers, sale and olio.

6. Tonno e cipolla

Put tomato souse, mozzarella, tunny, cutted onion, sale and olio.

7. Crudo

Put tomato souse, mozzarella, sale and olio. C
ook pizza. Put raw ham.
8. Gorgonzola

Put tomato souse, mozzarella, gorgonzola, sale and olio.

9. Crudaiola

Put sale and olio. Cook pizza. Put cutted fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, ruccola, oregano.

10. Rustica

Put tomato souse, mozzarella, scamorza smocked, garlic, capers, sale and olio.
You can find your own tipe of pizza! Only experiment!


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