La vera Pizza Napoletana
I thought it was time for Pizza again…
Well , I do make Pizza about once a month BUT I thought maybe try a new recipe…
You know how it is…
You use an old faithful….
So now I am being unfaithful to my original recipe….
I suppose that is what being Greedy is all about:)
I love Pizza, I could eat it everyday…
My Pizza though , not a cloggy, greasy pizza hut made one….
The temptation is always there to load the pizzas up with toppings as is our custom…
Anyone who truly loves Pizza and has had pizza from Napoli, the home of Pizza, will know, that is not how it is….
Simple, Simple, Simple….
I try as much as possible with 3 greedyboys, a greedydad and greedycats to stay faithful to the traditional…
At least I have not succumbed to the Deep pan pizza of Chicago!!
Lets get greedy!!!!!!
So what will you need?
500g of Strong bakers Flour
2 teaspoons of salt
15g dried yeast
350 mls warm water
semolina for sprinkling…
Various Toppings that you like!!
Olive oil for brushing.
A lovely bit of Parmesan or Mozzarella…
What to do? What to do?
Mix flour and salt in a large bowl and combine, set aside.
Warm water and add in dried yeast, stirring well and leave to froth, about 15 minutes.
Pour yeasty mix into the dough and mix well, forming a dough and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
After a brief rest, knead the dough for 10 minutes.
Allow dough to rest for about 30-60 minutes, covered.
Pre heat oven to 250 Celsius.
When dough is rested, split in two and then on a lightly floured board, roll out gently but it is best to spread it out using your hands.
After doing this a few times, you will get the knack of it and be a pro in no time at all.
Make it as thin as a crepe but not too thin:)
Make a slight border on the pizza and sprinkle some semolina on the baking trays and lay the bases on the trays.
You can then put your base and toppings on.
My greedyboys like white pizza..
The base is brushed with olive oil and then they have cheese and ham and if they are feeling adventurous…….pepperoni!!
I will usually make my own pizza base with crushed tomatoes, a little salt, a little sugar, some fresh basil and garlic…
Mix it all up and crush well with a potato masher.
I try to be good and keep the toppings to 1-2 if I can….usually a meat veg and cheese…not too much:)
When the pizza are ready, place in the oven and cook for about 7-10 minutes dependant on the oven.
Remove from the oven and drizzle a little olive oil on the pizza and a little parmesan and fresh basil:)
Pizza hut will tempt you no longer!!
Gorgeous with a salad but even better alone:)
Sit and ENJOY, ENJOY , ENJOY!!!!
Pizza Recipe adapted from PASSIONE by Gennaro Contaldo…