What should we do when an 8-year-old son has craving for pizza or a nephew comes to visit us? Make a pizza of course! Well no it all, of course, actually make a good homemade pizza is not as easy as it seems. Real homemade pizzas are those in which we ourselves use our hands to make the dough and shredded tomatoes, make a homemade pizza is not allowed to go to the supermarket to buy the dough and a bottled tomato sauce.
What do you need for How to make homemade pizza?
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (105 ° F – 115 ° F)
- 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast (check the expiration date stated on the package)
- 3 1/2 cups bread flour (you can use all-purpose, but bread flour will give a crispier crust)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tsp. sugar
Ingredients of the pizza
- Oil of olive
- Cornmeal (to slide the pizza to the pizza stone)
- Sauce of tomato (mash)
- Mozzarella cheese or cheese Parmesan, grated
- Feta cheese
- Mushrooms, sliced
- The peppers green, stems and seeds removed, in slices thin
- Sausage Italian, cooked by front
- Chopped fresh basil
- Pepperoni, in slices thin
- The onions in sliced thin
- Ham sliced
Instructions for How to make homemade pizza
- In the large bowl of an electric mixer for heavy work, add warm water. Sprinkle on yeast and let stand 5 minutes until yeast dissolves. Shake to dissolve completely if necessary after 5 minutes.
- Attach a palette for mixing in the mixer. Mix the olive oil, flour, salt and sugar to speed low for about a minute. Remove the paddle mixer and replace with a dough hook. Knead using the mixer and dough hook, a low average speed, until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. If you don’t have a mixer, you can mix and knead by hand. If the dough seems a little too wet, sprinkle a little flour.
- Place the ball of dough into a container that has been coated with a little olive oil. Cover with plastic foil. Let stand in a warm place (75-85 ° F) until it doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours (or several hours, a longer rise will improve the flavor). If you don’t have a hot spot in the House you can heat the oven to 150 degrees, and then turn off the oven. Let cool the oven until it is a little hot.
- At this point, if like do mass for save, you can freeze the mass in a container airtight until by two weeks.
- Place the tray in the lower third of the oven. Preheat oven to 450 ° F for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour.
- Remove the plastic housing of the mass and punching the dough down so that it deflates a bit. Divide the dough in two. It forms two balls of dough. Place each in its own dish, covered with film and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- Prepare your desired ingredients. Ten in has that not going to want to load each pizza with a great amount of ingredients because then the bark goes to finish without be crispy. Around a third of a cup of sauce of tomato and cheese will be sufficient for a pizza. One to two mushrooms into thin slices cover a pizza.
- Work them balls of mass of an in a, take a ball of mass and flatten with them hands on a surface of work slightly in flour. Start in the center and working towards the outside, used your fingers to press the mass for outside.
- Give turned and stretch the dough until no is stretch more. Let the dough relax for 5 minutes and then continuous stretching until reaching the desired 10-12 cm diameter. Use your palm to flatten the edge of the mass, where is more thick.
- Sprinkle a little cornmeal on the surface where you cocking pizza (beware of the hands, the oven is hot!). Gently agitate tray to see if mass slips with ease, if not, gently lift the edges of the pizza and add a little more of corn flour. Bake the pizza until the dough is golden and the cheese is golden, about 10-15 minutes. If you want to, towards the end of cooking time can sprinkle a little more cheese.