The red pizza that saves dinner with friends: how to prepare it – Italian Cuisine

The simple things are often the best: a few ingredients you have at home and a lot of taste for this pizza that satisfies everyone

Typical of some regions of the center of Italy, it is often found in bakery and is bought for a mid-morning snack from school children or for a break from those who can not give up salt: it is the red pizza! Suitable for parties, buffets and dinners of the last moment, it is easily prepared and also solves a dinner with friends friends.

How to prepare red pizza

You do not need many ingredients, so it is likely that you will already have everything in your home and you can therefore prepare it without too much effort. Only precaution? There leavened, which needs time, to choose the mother yeast or the normal one. Ready to discover the recipe?

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500 g of flour
350 ml of
12 g of extra-virgin olive oil
10 g of normal yeast or 80 g of mother yeast
7 g of salt
250 g of tomato sauce


Put the flour in a kneader (if you prefer kneading, use the pastry board), add the yeast and then, slowly, the water. When the ingredients are mixed and the dough will become more compact, add salt and continue to knead for 5 minutes. The last ingredient to be added is extra-virgin olive oil. Once you get a ball, put the dough in a bowl covered with a cloth and put it in the cold for about 12 hours (if you use the brewer's yeast may be enough for 4 hours or at least doubling the dough).

Then divide the dough, forming two balls and let them rest for an hour before spreading them in a pan greased with oil, always using your hands.

Turn on the oven at 220 ° C. Separately prepare the tomato puree seasoned with salt and extra virgin olive oil (and if you like with dried oregano). Pour the mixture over the dough and bake the red pizza for 15 minutes in an oven already hot. Check the cooking from the edges, so that the pizza is crunchy but not too dry and remove it from the oven. If you like, add some fresh basil leaves.

The extra touch

Complete the red pizza with a flower of salt on its surface, it will give crunchiness and salty taste that is hard to resist! If you want to create alternatives, just before you take it out, add olives or anchovies or try this original recipe with raspberries and mixed fruit.

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