|My Homemade Pizza [image by Zahara Dessert]|
The food in Trieste is unlike any other area in Italy. You are much more likely to find polenta, sauerkraut and bread dumplings on a restaurant menu, rather than the stereotypical Italian dishes such as pasta and pizza.
However having said that, my mother still makes amazing pasta dishes and on special occasions she also makes gnocchi and pizza.
Since #54 on my Life List is 'Master all my mum's Italian recipes' I thought I would start by making Pizza.
I have been making home made Pizza for a while now and I thought I would share with you my recipe.
Some of this recipe is based on my mum's, the rest is an amalgamation of other recipes I have tried and tested along the way.
Pizza by Zahara Dessert
Serves 2-4 people (with left overs)
You can double the quantities of the Pizza Dough if you want to make more
2/3 cloves of sliced garlic
1 can of peeled tomatoes
4 or 5 torn leaves of fresh Basil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Grilled Grape Tomatoes
1 punnet of Grape Tomatoes (about 350grams) (large Cherry Tomatoes will suffice also)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
500g pizza flour (00)
1/2 tablespoon fine salt
1 x 7g sachets of dried yeast
1/2 tablespoon caster sugar
about 320ml lukewarm water
Bocconcini or Buffalo Mozzarella
Sliced chorizo sausage
Dried Chili flakes (optional)
Add any other toppings you fancy
(I know my grandmother would turn in her grave, but I don't mind a good ham and pineapple pizza!) So the toppings are based on your own personal taste
Increase oven to 230 degrees Celsius
|The dough when it is resting [image by Zahara Dessert]|
|The dough [image by Zahara Dessert]. |
Note: try to roll it out as thin as you possibly can.
|Add as much sauce as you like [image by Zahara Dessert]|
|Use any toppings of your choice [image by Zahara Dessert]|
|It is up to you if you want to add Anchovies [image by Zahara Dessert]|
Bake your pizza's in the over for about 15 minutes, or until the pizza looks cooked.
If using Buffalo Mozzarella, you might want to add the cheese after the pizza has come out of the oven, the residual heat melts the cheese slightly.
|The final product [image by Zahara Dessert]|
Let me know if you make it and how your pizza turns out