Tired of making pizza that just does not taste like at your italian bakery? Everybody knows that the very magic of your favorite italian pizza bakery is its oven. An original, well-heated wood/stone oven will give your pizza the proper crust, bite and taste. The thing is: The oven can also often compensate for an average dough. That is good and bad at the same time because it also means that you could just buy a wonderful pizza oven because you fail to make a good though. But let me stop you right there and let's go through this together by having a perfect dough first - then eventually a pizza oven (I do not have one btw but I would love to).
|Making the Dough (including rest time.
Just prep it when you get up in the morning.)
|Baking the Pizza||~6 Minutes|
|Result||1 Big Pizza|
Origin of the recipe
Do you know the platform GitHub? It is a programmers platform, primarily used for open source software. But details aside: A programmer with the username
hendricius started researching what makes for a good pizza dough and then came up with a recipe and a lot of description about the "what and whys".
I will not go as much into detail other than explaining you how to make the pizza dough but here is the original Link if you are interested in reading more:
What you need:
For this recipe it is helpful to have a mg scale (or make a lot of pizza) to be able to weigh the yeast properly. I have this one that is rechargeable and hence does not require batteries: Kitchen scale.
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- 400g Flour Type 1050 (US: 13-15% Protein)
- 0.3g Dry Yeast
- 8g Salt
- 240ml Warm Water
- 1/2tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2tsp Garlic Powder
If you read it you will notice that my ingredients to slightly differ from the referenced original since I found this mix to deliver perfectly tasty results 😋
Preparing the Pizza Dough
Okay let me tell you one thing: If you do not have a little bit of patience you probably should not be making this dough. Simply since if you do not follow the "rest and fold" procedure you could equally just go to the supermarket and buy a ready-to-go dough - take the time. It's not that long!
- Easy: All ingredients together and mix it good. Use a kitchen machine to knead the dough well. The end result should be a pretty non-sticky soft dough.
- Let the dough rest for 30min but use an enclosed bowl (a bowl with a lid) if you can. Most often your room air will otherwise slowly but steadily dry out the dough. By enclosing it it will not dry out.
- Round 1: Gently pull the dough on the sides to make it flat without tearing it apart. Then fold it as if you were folding paper. Now after folding, gently pull the sides to the bottom as if you wanted to cover the dough with itself such that it becomes a round dough. Let it rest for another 30mins.
- Round 2: Repeat the previous step
- Round 3: Repeat the previous step
- Round 4: Repeat the previous step
- Round 5: Repeat the previous step
Baking the wonderful Pizza:
This is not your common pizza dough that will need like 20mins in the oven. Nah! This is some real good pizza that's gonna get you ready in a few minutes 🍕
Pre-Heat your oven to at least 260°C (500°F) - better: 270°C (518°F).
- I do not recommend using a dough roll but you can if you want.
- Take the dough and make a very thin pizza out of it with your bare hands (or with the roll). With very thin I mean: right before being able to look through. It's gonna pump air into it in the oven later :)
- Put your favorite topping on it. My recommendation: Forget tomato sauce and try guacamole as basis instead 🥑 😍
- Bake the Pizza at maximum heat (see above) for 4-7mins until the desired factor of crust color is reached.
- Enjoy this absolutely amazing pizza!! 🍕😋