The Best Online Cooking Videos
Already have an account? Sign In
Previewing

Authentic Italian Pizza

(12:43)
4.1
stars
,7ratings
Ready In
Prep Time
Cook Time
Inactive Time
Stefano Borella
Stefano Borella
173 Followers
Tired of Domino's Pizza and Pizza Hut? Italian Cuisine Expert Stefano Borella shows you how simple and easy it is to make your own Authentic Italian pizza that is healthy and delicious! This Grokker Premium video series is on Italian Cuisine.

Cooking Recipe

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Ready In: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
For the pizza dough
5 tsp (10g) of fresh yeast or 5g dried yeast
1 cup (220ml) of Birra Moretti at room temperature
1/2 cup (125ml) of tepid water
3 & 1/2 cups (500g) of strong bread flour or ‘0’ flour
2 tsp salt

For the topping:
2 cups (400g) of Italian tinned plum tomatoes
1 heaped tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil

A little semolina for dusting under the pizza
2 x 125g balls of Mozzarella, drained and sliced
A handful of fresh basil leaves

Directions:
1. Add the yeast to the beer and water, then mix with the flour and salt. Knead for 8– 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Shape into a ball, put in an oiled bowl and cover with cling film or a tea-towel. Leave in a warm, draught-free spot to rise until doubled in size. After the dough has risen, split it into four even-sized balls and leave to rise until doubled in size again. Meanwhile, make the tomato sauce: put the tomatoes in a bowl and squash them into pieces with your hands or blend with a stick blender. Add the oregano, the salt and the oil, and stir well.

2. Bake the pizzas two at a time. Put two baking trays, spaced apart, upside-down in the oven. This gives a flat surface to cook each pizza on. Have a thin wooden chopping board or pala (a thin piece of wood or metal used for transferring the pizza to the oven) and the semolina nearby.

3. Preheat the oven to its hottest setting 482 - 536°F (250 - 280˚C) is perfect. Roll out the dough on a floured surface. Scatter some semolina onto the board or pala, pull the first pizza onto it and spread over a tablespoon of tomato sauce. Top with a quarter of the mozzarella and/or other toppings. Slide the pizza into the oven and quickly pull the board or pala away so that it glides onto the hot, upturned oven tray. Repeat with the second pizza. Bake for 7–10 minutes. The bases should be golden underneath and the cheese bubbling. Garnish with the basil leaves and serve. Bake the second batch of pizzas in the same way.

Authentic Italian Pizza
Other Videos You Might Like
Thumbnail image for Making Pizza Dough
Loyd Grossman
3:09
Thumbnail image for Neapolitan Pizza
Loyd Grossman
11:54
Thumbnail image for Nutella Dessert Pizza
Loyd Grossman
4:10
Thumbnail image for Pizza Toppings
Loyd Grossman
3:29
Thumbnail image for Pizzas on the Grill
Doc Ward
12:47
Thumbnail image for Italian Grissini
Stefano Borella
11:03
Thumbnail image for Gluten Free Pizza
Gluten Free Pizza
EZGlutenFree
3 I Did This
4:46
Thumbnail image for How To Make Simple And Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
How To Make Simple And Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
VideojugFoodAndDrink
0 I Did This
2:32
Thumbnail image for Pizza Margherita with Parma Ham and Rocket
3:18
Thumbnail image for How To Make Your Own Margherita Pizza
How To Make Your Own Margherita Pizza
VideojugFoodAndDrink
0 I Did This
6:19
Thumbnail image for How To Prepare A Wood Fired Oven Pizza
How To Prepare A Wood Fired Oven Pizza
VideojugFoodAndDrink
0 I Did This
6:50
Thumbnail image for Gluten-Free Steak Pizzaiola
Gluten-Free Steak Pizzaiola
EZGlutenFree
0 I Did This
3:13
Thumbnail image for Meatballs Cortinese Style
Joanne Cooke
6:42
Thumbnail image for Trofie Pasta al Pesto
Staffan Terje
17:44
Thumbnail image for Spinach Ricotta Ravioli
Stefano Borella
13:35
Thumbnail image for Chicken Lasagne
Chicken Lasagne
Sainsbury's
1 I Did This
2:24
Thumbnail image for Healthy Quinoa Pancakes
Talya Lutzker
9:39
Thumbnail image for One-Pot Chicken Dinner
Joanne Choi
6:57
Thumbnail image for Mediterranean Kale Salad
Leah Putnam
5:39
Thumbnail image for Homemade Almond Milk
Talya Lutzker
9:41
Thumbnail image for Gluten Free Crêpes
Maya Adam
10:41
Thumbnail image for Fennel Citrus Salad
Staffan Terje
13:30
Thumbnail image for Sushi Masterclass
Reiko Hashimoto
23:31
Thumbnail image for One-Handed Egg Crack
Emily Luchetti
0:45
Testimonial
Suzie R.
I just wanted to say thank you for your site. I discovered it via Anna Olson, my baking mentor. Finding high quality cooking videos that really teach you about food and techniques is such a challenge and yours are amazing. I can't wait to do some recipe testing and love that it is so easy to email yourself the recipes!
Suzie R.
It's time to do something good for yourself
It's free and easy to join
On-demand videos, on your time
On-demand videos, on your time
Learn from the experts
Learn from the experts
1000s of premium produced and curated videos
1000s of premium produced and curated videos