Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pizza Any Way You Slice It

I've now tried three different for pizza from three different cookbooks. This one would probably appeal the most to American readers accustomed to American pizza. 

Here's the recipe:

Neapolitan Style Pizza Dough

3 hr 40 min
3 hr 30 min
10 min
4, 9 to 10 inch pizzas



Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let stand for 1 minute, or until the yeast is creamy. Stir until the yeast dissolves.
In a large bowl, combine the cake flour, 2 1/2 cups of the all purpose flour, and the salt. Add the yeast mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead, adding more flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Lightly coat another large bowl with oil. Place the dough in the bowl, turning it to oil the top. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft free place and let rise until doubled in bulk; about 1 1/2 hours.
Flatten the dough with your fist. Cut the dough into 2 to 4 pieces and shape the pieces into balls. Dust the tops with flour. Place the balls on a floured surface and cover each with plastic wrap, allowing room for the dough to expand. Let rise 60 to 90 minutes, or until doubled.
Thirty to sixty minutes before baking the pizzas, place a baking stone or unglazed quarry tiles on a rack in the lowest level of the oven. Turn on the oven to the maximum temperature, 500 to 550 degrees F.
Shape and bake pizzas in desired fashion.

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  1. Never made a Pizza though my wife has hinted we should try sometime

  2. Yum! We're lazy and typically buy the dough ready-made when we make pizza, but maybe we'll try this sometime!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  3. I totally agree -- homemade pizza is easy. I even make it on a weeknight, starting the dough in late afternoon (of course, working from home makes a difference). We often grill ours, but I also bake in the oven too.

  4. Looks easy, I plan to try this.
    Happy WW!


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