Pasta and Pizza        14 May 2024        50         0

Homemade Pizza Recipe

Homemade Pizza Recipe

  • Warm Water – 300 ml
  • Pressed Yeast – 8 g
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp, heaped
  • Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp
  • All-Purpose Flour – 600 g
  • Meat or Sausage – as desired, sliced or diced
  • Mozzarella Cheese – 150-170 g, shredded
  • Pizza Sauce – 2-3 tbsp
  • Tomato – sliced
  • Fresh Herbs – such as basil, oregano, or parsley, to taste
  1. Make the Dough:
    • Dissolve the yeast in the warm water in a large mixing bowl.
    • Add the heaped 1/2 tsp of salt and the 3 tbsp of vegetable oil.
    • Gradually incorporate the 600 g of flour, mixing until a dough starts to form.
    • Knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic.
    • Let the dough rise for 2-3 hours if using immediately, or store it in the fridge for 1-3 days.
  2. Preheat Oven:
    • If you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to the highest temperature possible, usually between 250-300°C (482-572°F), and let it heat for at least 30 minutes before baking. Use a pizza stone or steel if available for the best crust.
  3. Prepare Toppings:
    • Prep your toppings: slice or dice the meat, slice the tomatoes, shred the cheese, and chop the herbs.
  4. Assemble the Pizza:
    • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick.
    • Spread the pizza sauce over the dough, leaving a border for the crust.
    • Add your meat or sausage, followed by the tomato slices and shredded mozzarella.
    • Finish with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
  5. Bake the Pizza:
    • Transfer the pizza to the oven. If using a baking sheet, you may not need a pizza stone.
    • Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden-brown.
  6. Serve:
    • Remove the pizza from the oven, let it cool slightly, then slice and serve hot.

This recipe yields a flavorful pizza with a homemade crust that’s a perfect canvas for any variety of toppings. Enjoy crafting your perfect pizza!

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