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Home-made pizza

Difficulty: Medium
Preparation: 30 minutes

Ingredients

STEP 1 - Preparing the dough by hand

Dissolve the brewer's yeast in the warm water and then add a pinch of sugar.
Pour the soft-wheat flour into the "Pasta Mixer" and add a teaspoon of salt. Start the mixer for a few seconds. Add the water with the dissolved yeast and 4 tablespoons of oil.
Start the Mixer and knead for 3 minutes.
Take out the dough from the machine and shape it into a ball with your hands. Dust it with flour and place it in a large bowl. Cover it with a cotton cloth and let it rise for at least 1 hour in a warm spot, away from any draughts.

STEP 2 - Cooking the pizza

When it has finished rising, place it in the Mixer and knead it for another 3 minutes.
Remove the dough from the mixer and shape it into small balls of about 200g and let them rest for 90 minutes.
Roll out the dough with your hands or a rolling pin until you obtain a pizza of the desired thickness.
For pan pizza, place the dough on a previously oiled baking pan.
Top the pizza, starting with the tomatoes and then add the other ingredients toward the end of the cooking time.
Pre-heat the oven to 220°C and cook the pizza for approximately 20 minutes.

Tips

  • The yeast must never be dissolved with salt, whereas sugar helps the leavening process;
  • leavening in winter can be helped by leaving the dough to rise near a source of heat;
  • use carbonated water for the dough as the mineral salts that it contains will improve the result;
  • pizza needs to bake for 20 minutes in household ovens. Let it cook for the first 15 minutes with just the tomatoes. At the end of the cooking time, add the mozzarella and the other ingredients; then put it back in the oven to finish cooking.