Oh, sorry I am late, I lost myself between Noel Fielding’s spangles and the fried chicken for the superbowl .
But now I am back writing so let’s continue the Pizza Saga.
As you know, or maybe you don’t, I live in Bundoran co. Dongal and here in town we have Mama Rosa’s Pizzeria which does a very good pizza. Unfortunately it’s not as cheap as it tastes good, in fact the price for a pizza is about 10 euros and which Italian crazy person (who doesn’t live in Milan. There everything is so madly expensive) would pay so much for a Pizza?
So I decided to make my own and for being the first time, it turned out pretty good.
It was also waaaay cheaper: I am not good at all with maths but, with 2 kg of flour I made more or less 15 pizzas half with pepperoni, half margarita and paid less than a euro each.
1kg flour + more for dusting
800g water ( cold in summer, warm in autumn or spring and hot, about 30°, in winter)
2gr of dry yeast
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1# Place the flour in a big bowl.
2# Using a fork, mix half of the water with the flour.
3# Add dry yeast while stirring with the fork.
4# Add salt, olive oil and the rest of the water
.5# Cover the mixture with cling film and let it rest for 10 minutes.
6# Dust the working space and start kneading the dough in a letter-book shape always bringing the cut of the dough toward your body. This is a very important step because it helps the gluten toughen up.
7# you are ready when the dough is not tacky anymore but is still smooth and elastic.
8# Put it back into a capacious bowl with the bottom brushed with olive oil cover it with film again and let it rest for at least 20 hours in the fridge.
9# after the time is passed, take out the dough from the fridge, uncover it and let it reach the ambient temperature.
10# Preheat the oven to 200-250°
11 # Take a hand of dough, roll it out and let it set for 10 minutes on the baking sheet.
12# Put the topping on and cook for about 15 minutes
Enjoy, it took you two days to make pizza but now it is so good you don’t think about the hard work you did. It’s like having children, i guess. I don’t have children, still too young.