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Homemade Pizza From Scratch | An Italian Recipe { + a Video! }

November 18th  •  Posted in Recipe

Homemade Pizza From Scratch | An Italian Recipe

an italian recipe ;

You know I’m Italian, right? And you must know that we love our pizza in Italy. Me and my boyfriend teamed up for something different this time and made a little video-recipe for the recipe of our homemade pizza, to share with you how to make an Italian pizza from scratch! We like to eat pizza every Saturday at dinner (yes, this is why the lighting changes in the clip – hopefully it’s not too annoying but realistic instead!), it’s become a sort of tradition in my family first and then in his too since when I shared my mum’s recipe with him as well. Making pizza is not that time consuming, but the dough has to rest for a few hours, so it’s not something you can plan last minute. But the result is perfect, so I challenge you to try it!

Pizza for two | Ingredients :
250g white flour
150ml water
4g dried yeast
A pinch of sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, oregano, olive oil & sea salt for seasoning

Homemade Pizza From Scratch | An Italian Recipe
Homemade Pizza From Scratch | An Italian Recipe

1 :: Measure out the flour in a very large bowl with the water, the salt, sugar {it will help the dough to rise and will give that classic distinctive flavour to our pizza} and the dried yeast. Using a wooden spoon start stirring together all the ingredients until they start thickening and stirring becomes difficult.

2 :: Using your hands work the dough until smooth and then shape it into a round. Take your time, the smoother the better. You can do it onto a floured surface if you fancy, I find that it works fine if mixed directly in the bowl if it’s large enough to handle – also this will avoid to have too many thing to clean up afterward!

3 :: Place the dough into the bowl and using a knife cut a cross on it, it will help it to rise a lot better!

4 :: Place a {preferably warm} cloth over the bowl and leave it to rest and rise for 1 or 2 hours. Try and avoid to leave it to rise all the afternoon – the taste will be much better if baked after only a pair of hours of rising.

Homemade Pizza From Scratch | An Italian Recipe

5 :: Tip a half of the raised pizza dough onto a floured surface and start shaping it with a rolling pin. We like out pizza thin and crispy so I tried and made it as thinner as possible – and approximately round.

6 :: Line a baking tray with parchment paper, oil it a bit before rolling up the dough onto the rolling pin to transfer it on the tray.

7 :: Using a fork create little superficial holes on the surface of the dough {it will avoid bubbles creation when the dough will be in the oven }. Then spread the tomato sauce on the surface using a spoon {I totally like a lot of tomato on doumy pizza but I know not everyone likes the same, so it’s totally up to you}.

8 :: Chop the mozzarella – again use how much you like, I generally like to cover all my pizza with it – and then place it all over the tomato layer. Add salt, a little bit of olive oil and oregano to taste. Add other ingredients if you want something more creative than a classic margherita.

9 :: Place it in the preheated oven and bake at 230°C for around 15 minutes – but always check that it isn’t burning or becoming too crispy on the outer surface.

10 :: Then serve and enjoy!

I’m aware that this is not the only italian homemade pizza recipe out there and that maybe people do it differently, however we experimented with this recipe for years now and we are totally pleased with it! It’s easy and quick enough that I hope you’ll try and bake your own italian pizza at home as well from now on!

{ Buon Appetito! }

Homemade Pizza From Scratch | An Italian Recipe
Homemade Pizza From Scratch | An Italian Recipe
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  • Mmm, homemade pizza is the best. I used to make it a lot, but now it’s been a while! Making the dough from scratch makes such a difference! And since you’re Italian, I’m sure this recipe is perfect 🙂

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Acquolina, che meraviglia.

  • YUMMY i have never made a successful homemade pizza before so definitely need to follow your steps xxx

  • Oh man! This looks so delicious 🙂 will definitely have to try it one day soon! Thank you for sharing 🙂 xx

  • Rachel Marie

    omg this looks amazing! Pizza has got to be the best food ever.. and it’s even better when it’s home made! x

    http://rachelcoco.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jess Atkinson

    OK this looks amazing. *drools*

    Jess x WOLF IN THE CITY BLOG

  • it looks soo goooood. I will definitely give this a try Giada! thank you for sharing 🙂