Select the correct ingredients for pizza
For a start it is very important to choose the right flour and the filling. In order to get the right pizza dough, you need to use flour with a protein content of 12 grams. Gluten contained in the flour, directly affects the formation of a porous crumb.
Thus, in wheat flour "Makfa" contains 10.3 grams of protein. This is more than in a regular Russian flour (9 grams), but less than is necessary to obtain elastic dough.
Real Italian pizza spends in the oven just a few minutes, so when you cooking you cannot use a raw filling – it just will not have time enough to grilled. Pieces of meat, chicken, fish and mushrooms must be pre-fry, and vegetables – stew. With the exception of thinly sliced tomatoes and onion rings. For a few minutes in the oven they'll be covered with a small crust, and the inside remains juicy – just what you need for this pizza. Sausage and other meats pre-heat treatment is not required.
A proven pizza recipe
You will need:
- 250 grams of flour;
- 5 grams of dry yeast;
- a quarter teaspoon of salt;
- 150 ml of warm water;
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil;
- 2.5 tablespoons of tomato paste;
- half a teaspoon dried Basil;
- half a teaspoon of dried oregano;
- 1 small tomato;
- half a small onion;
50 g of chicken fillet;
- 50-70 grams of Parmesan or mozzarella.
It's enough to make 1 round pizza with a diameter of 30 cm (for 2 persons). Increase the number of products depending on how many guests you are going to feed.
The first step is to prepare the dough. Sift the flour into a deep bowl, mix it with the yeast and salt. In a glass of warm water add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, stir and a thin stream pour the water into the dry mixture with the flour. It is not necessary to pour all the water at once – perhaps for the test, it will take you a smaller amount. Knead the dough with your hands. It should not be too steep. Elastic lump of dough, place in oiled bowl, close the top with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for 3 hours (or as long as he needs them.)
The preparation of the dough for pizza it is better to plan in advance. In order to result it is quite porous, the dough should come at least 3 hours. If possible, can longer.
Before rolling the dough prepare the filling and heat the oven together with the baking tray.
Pizza will hold in the oven for 6-8 minutes, so it's important that even the pan was heated to a limit. Preheat the oven to 250oC for 30 minutes prior to placing it in the pizza.
Tomatoes cut into thin kruglyashi, and onions – semirings. Small fillets, fry until cooked in a small amount of oil. Cheese grate on a coarse grater. For the sauce, mix tomato paste, dried herbs, chopped garlic and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
When the dough is ready, roll it into a circle and place on a piece of parchment. Oil future the tomato sauce, then alternately put her onions, tomato slices and chicken. Sprinkle the grated pizza cheese. You should not take too much filling, otherwise it will not have time to grilled.
Remove the pan from the oven and carefully transfer it to the parchment with the pizza. Send a baking sheet in the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes at a temperature of 250oC.