Taste of Italy: Authentic Homemade Pizza
Create a pizza that will transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Italy! Our Authentic Homemade Pizza recipe is a labor of love that brings together the finest ingredients and time-honored techniques to create a pizza experience like no other. Whether you’re a seasoned pizzaiolo or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe will guide you through the process of crafting the perfect Italian pizza.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- Combine warm water, sugar, and yeast in a bowl. Let it sit for 10 minutes until foamy.
- Stir in olive oil and salt. Gradually add flour and knead until a smooth dough forms.
- Cover the dough and let it rise for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
- Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone inside.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
- Spread tomato sauce over the dough and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Top with pepperoni, black olives, and fresh basil leaves.
- Transfer the pizza to the hot pizza stone and bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
- Remove from the oven, slice, and enjoy your Taste of Italy!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 1 large pizza
Experience the flavors of Italy with this homemade pizza recipe. Crispy crust, gooey cheese, and savory toppings make it a true Italian delight.
Nutrition Information: Calories – 280, Fat – 9g, Carbohydrates – 37g, Protein – 12g
Create this Taste of Italy: Authentic Homemade Pizza in the comfort of your kitchen and savor a slice of Italy with each bite. Whether it’s a family dinner or a gathering with friends, this pizza will be the star of the show. The crispy crust, gooey cheese, and flavorful toppings will transport you to the charming streets of Naples. Buon appetito!