Almost everybody know how is pizza and what it looks like. For whom that didn’t know: here is a little preview. Pizza is enormously popular dish in the world. Especially in Italy, United states of America and Brazil. Generally pizza is thin round shaped bread covered with pizza topping and mozzarella cheese. On top is various toppings depend on different preferences, for example in Germany is very popular adding sausages into topping. Now even who don’t know what pizza is, should have basic idea.
This article help you to success in making your own pizza at home. Providing step-by-step tutorial from preparing pizza dough to cutting into pieces.
Let’s start with making pizza dough.
Pizza dough is created from five main ingredients. It is: flour, water, yeast, oil, salt. We have to choose right ingredients or our homemade pizza will fail at the beginning – making pizza dough. First we have to choose right flour. Flour is main ingredient in making pizza dough. We want pizza flour that is labeled “pizza flour” or “flour for making pizza” made major from wheat. I said major because there are also another types of pizza flour for people without gluten tolerance. Second most important ingredient in making pizza dough is water. I use packed water, but if you can’t use it, then I would recommend to heat over. The third ingredient is yeast. The type of yeast we need is called “instant dry yeast” or simply “dry yeast”. The fourth ingredient is oil, exactly olive oil. The last ingredient is salt, I’m using the Kosher salt.
Flour (100%): 220.54 g | 7.78 Oz | 0.49 lbs
Water (63%): 138.94 g | 4.9 Oz | 0.31 lbs
Salt (1.5%): 3.31 g | 0.12 Oz | 0.01 lbs | 0.69 tsp | 0.23 tbsp
Oil (1%): 2.21 g | 0.08 Oz | 0 lbs | 0.49 tsp | 0.16 tbsp
Total (165.5%): 365 g | 12.87 Oz | 0.8 lbs | TF = N/A
Now when we have all the ingredients selected we can finally start making pizza dough.
First thing what we need to do is to put the ingredients in the right order into mixing bowl. Putting ingredients in right order is really important. First add water and salt and mix it. Now add the flour and yeast. Really important is to not get yeast and salt into direct contact! it will destroy the yeast structure, and you will have to start making pizza dough with fresh yeast. Now turn on your mixer at slow spin mode, we need to get flour absorbed the water. Wait five minutes and raise the speed. After another five minutes, add olive oil and wait for three of four minutes. Now the dough should have the right consistency. Dough should be looking smooth and not be too sticky. If dough is too sticky, mix it for few more minutes. Now paint the dough with oil, cover it and leave until gets double size.
Now we can start making the pizza topping.
For one small pizza (12½oz) we need:
1 tablespoon of salt
3 tablespoon of oil
1 half of small onion
First cut the onion into small pieces and mash the tomatoes. Into larger pot add oil and onions. Before the onions get brown color, add the tomatoes, salt and cover with lid. When mixture staring bubbling lower the heat and leave it under the lid for two hours with occasion stirring. After two hours mixture should get consistency similar to soup.
Now we have dough and pizza topping. So let’s start making our own pizza.
Door Mariane Fletcher