It never gets old-fashioned. Pizza is one of the most loved foods around the world. Your perfect combination of crispy dough, tomato sauce, melted cheese and a variety of delicious toppings make it a dish that we can all enjoy and if at all wood oven…More than better! We tell you a brief review about the history of pizza and the best… How make a pizza with an oven that, simply, fall in love.
The origins of baked pizza
The history of pizza dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, a thousand years ago. The first flatbreads baked with ingredients on top somewhat resemble what we know today as pizza. However, the version closest to modern pizza originated in ancient Greece, where the population used to prepare flat doughs with oil and herbs.
After passing through Naples, Rome (with his famous Margarita pizza) spread throughout the world. As Italian immigrants moved to other countries in the 19th and early 20th centuries, they took their recipe with them and it didn't take long for everyone who tried it to love it.
In United Statess, pizza quickly became popular, especially in New York and Chicago. New variations emerged, such as New York style pizza, Known for its thin, crispy dough, and the Chicago style pizza, which is characterized by its thicker base and richer in ingredients.
Homemade pizza recipe for a wood oven
Now that you know a little more about the history of pizza, it's time to know howhow to make homemade oven pizza in a simple and delicious way
The secret is in the dough:
To prepare the pizza dough:
- Half a cup of warm water
- 1/4 teaspoons active yeast
- Half a cup of wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Tomato sauce (if it's homemade you'll get a plus)
- Grated mozzarella cheese
Prepare the dough:
- In a large bowl, mix the water and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast dissolves and begins to create a foam.
- Add olive oil, salt and sugar to the yeast mixture.
- Little by little, start adding the flour, one cup at a time, until the dough is dense enough to knead. The exact amount of flour can vary, so add until you have a soft, elastic dough that doesn't stick to your hands. It is something that you should see little by little. (With practice you will surely nail it)
- Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic.
- Form the dough into a ball and place it in a bowl lightly greased with oil. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rest and rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
- Preheat your oven at the highest temperature possible (usually around 245-260°C).
- Extend the dough on a floured surface to form the base of your pizza. You can make one large pizza or divide the dough into smaller portions for individual pizzas.
- Transfer the pizza base to a baking sheet or pizza stone previously floured or covered with baking paper.
- Extend a layer of tomato sauce on the dough.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of grated cheese over the sauce.
Here are the ingredients:
Which ones to choose? It all depends on your tastes:
- Pizza Daisy flower: Fresh tomato slices and basil leaves.
- pizza Pepperoni: Pepperoni slices.
- Pizza Vegetarian: Peppers, mushrooms, onions and spinach.
- pizza Ham and Pineapple: Ham and pineapple in pieces.
You can also create your own by adding your favorite ingredients and creating your own combinations.
Place the pizza in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling and browning. (Be very careful when inserting and removing it)
Take the pizza out of the oven and let it cool a few minutes before cutting it to taste.
They are a classic that will never go out of style and today, you can enjoy this delicacy of the gods and give it to your clients or family at your premises. In Farjas ovens you will find the best wood fired ovens to give it that unique touch that only this tool is capable of granting.
Remember that the key is in the dough... And also in the oven! Contact us for more information!