Italian Pizza recipe from Tuscany: all the right steps and tips to have a perfect one!
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 people
All the tips from Italy to make a gorgeous pizza
  • Flour: 500 g, 3½ cups,
  • Dry yeast granules: 7 g, ¼ oz
  • Warm water: 300 ml, 11 Fl.oz
  • Salt: 2 pinches
  • Sugar: 2 tsp
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 6 tablespoons
  1. Preparing this dough has the same procedure to that with fresh yeast
  2. Dissolve the yeast inside a glass with the half of warm water and sugar and wait 3 minutes until there's a foam on the top
  3. Pour the flour on a pastry board and make a well in the center of flour
  4. Add in the center the dissolved yeast with its water, and then the oil and the salt
  5. Begin to incorporate the flour to the ingredients in the center, adding the rest of warm water hand by hand
  6. We must get a soft, smooth, and easy to work mixture
  7. The amount of necessary water may vary from time to time
  8. Make a ball and leave the dough to rise about 2 hours, covered with a cling film or a plastic bowl
  9. after this time flour a worksurface and flatten the dough using your hands;
  10. knock the air out of it using your fingertips
  11. stretch it out as you go until it's as thin as possible, leaving a thicker ring of dough around the edges
  12. slide on to an oiled baking tray, adding some olive oil while adjusting it over the tray
  13. season with tomato puree (previously salted) and all the ingredients that you prefer.
  14. pour oil on the top
  15. Remember: put the mozzarella cheese (sliced or crumbled) just 5 minutes before turning off the oven, otherwise you risk to burn the cheese.
  16. Bake to the max temperature for about 25 minutes
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