Pizza is one of my favorite street foods. I started my first job as a Pizza Baker. During my time in Italy, I had the opportunity to work at a pizza restaurant, and I was very interested in learning How to make a pizza. I made thousands of pizzas during my working career, but I still remember my first pizza. It was small and not so perfect.
The origins of modern pizza since the 18th century in Naples, Italy.The Pizza known as flatbreads topped with different toppings was consumed by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans.
Raffaele Esposito is credited with developing the Margherita pizza, a simple combination of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. According to legend, he created this pizza in 1889 in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy, and it represented the colors of the Italian flag.
How To Make The Best Homemade Pizza Recipe
When I make pizza at home, I have complete control over the quality and freshness of the ingredients. Homemade pizza is healthier than market pizza because you can use fresh tomatoes instead of canned tomatoes, the freshest herbs, and high-quality cheeses. You can choose your toppings and create special combinations that may not be available by traditional delivery options.
How to Make the Best Pizza Dough
Flour: Most Pizza Bakers use 00 flour to make their dough.
It is a finely ground Italian flour and it is commonly used in the preparation of pasta and pizza dough. Grind sizes in Italy and other parts of Europe range from double zero to two. The finest grind is double zero.
Activate the Yeast: I use Kron Jäst’s fresh Swedish Yeast or you can choose the instant dry Yeast too. When I use this yeast, I get the best results. Both yeasts are working excellent for dough.
You only need one standard packet of yeast for this recipe.
What Is the Difference Between Active Dry and Instant Yeast?
Both active dry yeast and instant yeast are used to help in the rise of bread in the oven, resulting in a fluffy interior. The main difference between active dry yeast and instant yeast is that active dry yeast must be dissolved or “activated” in water before it can be mixed into the dry ingredients used to make bread. However, instant yeast can be added directly to the mixture.
Water: I used warm water, around 100-110°F in this pizza dough recipe. Anything above 130°F will kill the yeast. If you want to reduce rise time, use warm water, otherwise you can use normal tap water.
Extra virgin olive oil: A couple of tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil adds a wonderful flavor to the dough.
Salt: Add the salt to the necessary flavor.
Sugar: Sugar helps to activate the yeast and tenderizes the dough, especially when combined with a little olive oil.
Cornmeal: You can use cornmeal only to dust the pizza pan. Cornmeal adds flavor and freshness to the pizza crust.
Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe:
This pizza sauce recipe is from my experience working in Italy. It is a simple, no-cook sauce that is both easy and delicious – truly the best pizza sauce recipe ever.
How to Make Pizza Sauce:
What kind of tomato sauce is used on pizza?
Plum tomatoes are one of the best tomato varieties for making pizza sauce, but you can also use fresh or canned tomatoes for your sauce. You can easily buy them from your local supermarket.
Homemade Pizza Recipe
- In a bowl, combine the whole plum tomatoes
- Add minced garlic, basil, salt, and black pepper to the tomato mixture.
- Drizzle olive oil into the mixture and stir well to combine. The olive oil adds richness to the sauce.
- The sauce is ready and can be used straight away, or placed in an airtight container and stored in the fridge for up to a week, ready to be used as required.
- Spread the sauce over your pizza dough before adding mozzarella and your desired toppings.
Pizza Recipe Restaurant Style
Homemade Pizza Dough Ingredients