How to Prepare an Authentic Italian Pizza

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Authentic Italian Pizza

Ask any child what their favorite food is and you are likely to get the answer back of pizza. People of all ages love pizza, making pizza parlors one of the most popular type of restaurants in the world.  With all the different variations of pizza available, it is not too surprising that it can easily become overwhelming choosing your favorite type.  Yet, if you ask many people what is their favorite type of pizza, they will tell you cheese pizza, hands down!

One of the only problems with pizza is the fact that it can quickly become expensive. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could make a delicious, pizza parlor quality pizza in your own home?  Making your own cheese and tomato pizza at home that amazes everyone in your family may be much easier than you think!

Pizza Ingredients

 

 

Besides the pizza ingredients, you will also need a good quality rolling pin, a pizza stone, a pizza cutter, and a food brush.

How to Prepare an Authentic Italian Pizza – An easy-to-make, delicious home-make pizza that your family will love. – Pizza Dough ((refrigerated)), Olive Oil ((or Canola oil)), Mozzarella Cheese ((block style)), Homemade Italian Tomato Sauce ((ou recipe can be found <a href="http://www.jansrecipes.com/how-to-prepare-a-basic-homemade-authentic-italian-tomato-sauce/">here</a>), Spinach ((fresh) (optional)), Flour ((to keep dough from sticking while stretching)), Preheat oven to 500 degrees.; Stretch the pizza dough until it covers the pizza stone. This may take some practice. Remember that we are striving for a great tasting pizza here, the perfect look of the pizza will come with practice. Sprinkle a bit of flour on a clean surface and with your hands and rolling pin, stretch the dough till you are able to cover the stone. Try to manipulate the dough as little as possible, because too much handling can often leave the dough tough.
; Brush the dough with a bit of oil and apply an ample amount of tomato sauce. When applying the sauce try not to get too close to the edge of the dough. Focus on the middle and do not over sauce. Just enough to coat is fine.
; Slice the mozzarella into thin strips and apply to pizza, covering the entire surface of the pizza.; Add your favorite toppings. We’ve added spinach.

; Bake in the oven approximately 5-10 minutes until cheese is hot and melted, and the pizza crust is brown and crispy. And here’s your finished pizza: ; – Now you have an easy-to-make, delicious home-make pizza that your family will love. Enjoy!

<strong>About the ingredients:</strong>
<ol>
<li>Pizza dough can be found in most higher-end supermarkets. You can also visit your local pizza establishment and ask if they will sell one to you. Many times they are happy to oblige. Just stay away from anything that comes in a refrigerated <em>tube</em>. Another option is to actually make your own dough. It’s very simple to make your own, but to keep this recipe as simple as possible, we will use ready-made dough.</li>
<li>The olive or canola oil will be applied to the crust of the pizza to make it crispy.</li>
<li>Choose a well-known brand of Italian mozzarella cheese.</li>
<li>Please, please, do not use jarred or canned tomato sauce for this. <a title="Italian Tomato Sauce" href="http://www.jansrecipes.com/how-to-prepare-a-basic-homemade-authentic-italian-tomato-sauce/">Basic Italian tomato sauce</a> is extremely simple to make, you can make it in large batches, use it in a variety of recipes, and it freezes great. Also, the taste difference is incredible between the two. Find a simple, basic recipe or use ours. You won’t be disappointed.</li>
<li>As you know there are countless toppings that you can add to pizza. Spinach is one of my favorites and it provides a boatload of vitamins to boot. If you don’t like spinach, you can leave it out or try something else.</li>
<li>The flour is just used to sprinkle on the area that you use to stretch the dough out so it doesn’t stick.</li>
</ol>

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Cook Time
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Servings Prep Time
8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
5-10 Minutes
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How to Prepare an Authentic Italian Pizza
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An easy-to-make, delicious home-make pizza that your family will love.
Servings Prep Time
8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
5-10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
5-10 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Slices
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Stretch the pizza dough until it covers the pizza stone. This may take some practice. Remember that we are striving for a great tasting pizza here, the perfect look of the pizza will come with practice. Sprinkle a bit of flour on a clean surface and with your hands and rolling pin, stretch the dough till you are able to cover the stone. Try to manipulate the dough as little as possible, because too much handling can often leave the dough tough.
    Stretching the Pizza
  3. Brush the dough with a bit of oil and apply an ample amount of tomato sauce. When applying the sauce try not to get too close to the edge of the dough. Focus on the middle and do not over sauce. Just enough to coat is fine.
    Spread the sauce on the pizza dough
  4. Slice the mozzarella into thin strips and apply to pizza, covering the entire surface of the pizza.
    Add Mozarella Cheese to the Pizza
  5. Add your favorite toppings. We've added spinach.
    Add toppings to pizza
  6. Bake in the oven approximately 5-10 minutes until cheese is hot and melted, and the pizza crust is brown and crispy. And here's your finished pizza:
    Pizza is Done
Cook's Notes

Now you have an easy-to-make, delicious home-make pizza that your family will love. Enjoy!

About the ingredients:

  1. Pizza dough can be found in most higher-end supermarkets. You can also visit your local pizza establishment and ask if they will sell one to you. Many times they are happy to oblige. Just stay away from anything that comes in a refrigerated tube. Another option is to actually make your own dough. It's very simple to make your own, but to keep this recipe as simple as possible, we will use ready-made dough.
  2. The olive or canola oil will be applied to the crust of the pizza to make it crispy.
  3. Choose a well-known brand of Italian mozzarella cheese.
  4. Please, please, do not use jarred or canned tomato sauce for this. Basic Italian tomato sauce is extremely simple to make, you can make it in large batches, use it in a variety of recipes, and it freezes great. Also, the taste difference is incredible between the two. Find a simple, basic recipe or use ours. You won't be disappointed.
  5. As you know there are countless toppings that you can add to pizza. Spinach is one of my favorites and it provides a boatload of vitamins to boot. If you don't like spinach, you can leave it out or try something else.
  6. The flour is just used to sprinkle on the area that you use to stretch the dough out so it doesn't stick.
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