How to make pizza dough at home – Italian Cuisine

How to make pizza dough at home


If you want to try your hand at homemade pizza, arm yourself with selected ingredients, imagination for the filling and … good pizza!

Saturday evening: Pizza! This coupled is really a must in all Italian houses, always, and will always be, we have no doubts about it. But if we make it at home, why limit ourselves to Saturday? So if you are a pizza fan too, and want to try your hand at prepare it at home, know that it is simpler than it seems.

Below we provide you with the quick and easy recipes to make pizza dough at home, then a very special recipe on flatbread pizza and in the gallery, some practical advice for stuff it with excellences of Italian cuisine. Enjoy your meal!

Easy recipe for pizza dough

Let's start with an easy recipe to prepare the dough. You need: 500 g of white flour, 250 ml of water, 15 g of brewer's yeast, 20 g of oil, 10 g of salt. Let's start! Melt the yeast in a little water at room temperature. Prepare the flour fountain, add the water little by little, and in the meantime knead with your hands. When you have already poured half the water, add the salt. Now pour the last part of the liquid, always little by little, and knead. Finally, also add the oil little by little and knead again.

Form a loaf, put it in a bowl, cover it with a cotton cloth or plastic wrap and leave it to rest for about an hour and a half in an environment that has a temperature of around 26-28 ° C (for example, inside the oven off, but with the light on).

When the dough has swelled, take it out of the bowl and rework it with your hands, pressing it towards you and then moving it away. Form two smaller spheres, to rest for another half hour. Now the dough is ready to be pulled and stuffed at will.

Quick recipe for pizza dough

To make the process of making pizza at home faster, few precautions are needed during the kneading procedure. First of all a tip: watch out for flour! If you want to speed up the preparation, you must choose low-protein flours, such as 00; those indicated for pizza are not good, as they develop a lot of gluten.

Do all the steps indicated in the previous paragraph, until you get to the leavening: when you put the dough in the oven off, but with the light on, put a saucepan with boiling water near the bowl: the humidity produced will speed up the leavening .

After an hour, once the dough has risen, to speed up, do not rework it, but spread it on the pastry board with your hands. Now it is ready to be stuffed.

How to make flatbread pizza

Flatbread literally means "flat bread": it is therefore a kind of piadina, which can then be stuffed at will, like a real pizza. The recipe really takes a few minutes to prepare. Like ingredients, you need: 100 g of flour 0, 100 g of Greek yogurt, 1/3 teaspoon of baking soda and salt to taste. Let's start! Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with the help of a spoon. On a pastry board, dusted with flour, knead the mixture, until you obtain a smooth and homogeneous one. Now divide the dough in half, and then the two pieces still obtained in half. With your hands, roll out the dough, keeping a thickness of about ½ cm. Then cook the small scones in a pan over high heat for about 2 minutes. Now they are ready to be stuffed.

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