The Perfect Italian Pizza - Chef Recipe by Luigi D'Agostino

The Perfect Italian Pizza - Chef Recipe by Luigi D'Agostino


The Pizza Dough:

1.2kg 00 flour
720mL water
8g fresh yeast
36g sea salt
10g extra virgin olive oil

The Pizza Sauce:

800g whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp dry oregano
1 coffee spoon sea salt
1 handful of fresh basil


For the pizza sauce, mix everything together in a blender and blend for a few seconds.

For the pizza base, put the water in the mixer. Add the fresh yeast and mix it. Add the flour. Turn on the mixer. Mix for 8 minutes then add salt and extra virgin olive oil. Mix for another 6 minutes.

Take the dough from the mixer. Split the dough in 8 pieces of 240g. Make 8 nice balls. Put the balls in a plastic container with a little space between each of them. Close the the container. Let the dough balls rest for around 4 hours until they look double the size.

Take each dough ball out by using a spatula and dip it in the flour. Stretch the dough balls by hand or using a rolling pin. Lay down on a baking tray using a little oil on the tray or baking paper.

Top as you like, Chef recommends 2 spoons tomato pizza sauce, fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella and a touch of Parmesan. Bake in the oven at 250 C for 6-8 minutes. Slice, serve and enjoy!


Dough mixer

Recipe provided by Balboa Italian

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