Saturday, July 20 2024

Originating in the lively streets of Naples, this dough captures the essence of traditional Neapolitan pizza, characterized by a light, airy crust and unmistakable flavor.

With simple ingredients and time-honored techniques, you can recreate the magic of a Neapolitan pizzeria right in your own kitchen.


Follow along as we guide you through the process of creating the perfect dough, from activating the yeast to achieving the ideal texture and flavor.

Whether you are a pizza aficionado or your first venture into homemade pizza, this recipe promises to give you a slice of Neapolitan authenticity in every bite.

Get ready to improve your pizza-making skills and delight your taste buds with the incomparable flavor of Neapolitan pizza.

Let’s get started!

 

 

SERVINGS:4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups of warm water
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of active dry yeast (or 1/3 ounce of fresh yeast)
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

 

 

 

Procedure
Preparation of yeast:

Dissolve the brewer’s yeast (if using fresh) in a little warm water taken from the total, along with the sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes until it becomes foamy.

Dough:

In a large bowl, mix the flour with the salt.
Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the dissolved yeast (if you used fresh yeast) or the dry yeast directly.
Gradually add the warm water and start mixing with a fork or your hands.
Continue kneading until all the ingredients are well mixed.
Add the extra virgin olive oil and continue kneading for at least 10-15 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Leavening:

Form a ball with the dough and place it in a bowl lightly greased with oil.
Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or plastic wrap.
Let rise in a warm place for about 2 hours, or until the dough has doubled in volume.

Pizza preparation:

Once the dough has risen, transfer it to a lightly floured surface.
Divide the dough into two or more parts, depending on the size of the pizzas you wish to make.
Roll out the dough with your hands or a rolling pin to the desired thickness.
Transfer the rolled-out dough to a lightly greased baking sheet or baking paper.

 

Seasoning and cooking:

 

Season to taste with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and other favorite ingredients.

Bake in a preheated 470 F oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted and golden.

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