Pizza is a dish from Italy and it is one of the most famous dish of the world. Pizza is basically a flatbread with different toppings and sauce.
The small pizza is usually called as pizzetta.
HISTORY OF PIZZA?
Pizza was an inspirational dish from flatbreads across the world.
For example Persian has a flatbread with cheese and dates on top for their soldiers.
Focaccia from France which has vegetables toppings and Greece flatbread called plakous with the toppings of cheese, herbs, garlic and onion
And there are plenty of variation could lead to the most demanded and exclusive dish of the world. The first ever pizza created was said as Pizza marinara in 1734 and later pizza margarita in 1796.
Pizza is usually made from galette flatbread in initial times which is considered as poor people food until Spain had introduced tomatoes in Italy and tomato became an important part in pizza.
EVOLUTION OF PIZZA
The Pizza marinara is named after the la marinara the seaman wife who make this dish for the husband who comes from fishing. The marinara usually includes tomato, garlic, oregano, and extra virgin olive oil.
Pizza margarita is basically made to recreate the colors of the Italian flag. It is topped with tomato sauce, basil leaves and mozzarella cheese.
Pizza was initially an sweet dish but later on considered to Savory dish . The evolution of fruits and ham was discovered by Hawaiian pizza which has pizza and ham.
Now a days many varieties and distinct flavor and new fusion dishes are created with pizza. For example Italian Pizza are thick, soft and pliable. Rome has thin pizza base.
The Neapolitan pizza is the authentic original pizza which has certain rules to be followed by the association. Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana”(“True Neapolitan Pizza Association”), which was founded in 1984, has set the very specific rules that must be followed for an authentic Neapolitan pizza.
These include that
- The pizza must be baked in a wood-fired, domed oven;
- The base must be hand-kneaded and must not be rolled with a pin or prepared by any mechanical means (i pizzaioli – the pizza makers – make the pizza by rolling it with their fingers) and
- The pizza must not exceed 35 centimeters in diameter or be more than one-third of a centimeter thick at the center.
These pizzerias follow even stricter standards than the specified rules by, for example, using only San Marzano tomatoes grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and drizzling the olive oil and adding tomato topping in only a clockwise direction.
PIZZA -How to make homemade Pizza?
Pizza base is the one of the main components in making Pizza. It is made by flour, oil, gluten, and fermented and baked with toppings of your choice.
PREPARE THE DOUGH
MEASURE THE INGREDIENTS
An good baked products lies in the perfect measurement of ingredients is important.
Measure the ingredients accordingly and clean our table and be ready.
PREPARE THE DOUGH
In a small bowl, take yeast and add little sugar around 1g and pour warm water in it and mix it nicely and keep aside for fermentation.
Sieve the flour, sugar, salt, bread improver and gluten together.
Slowly add fermented yeast and water and start mixing it.
Once the dough is combined start kneading the dough which really important for about 5 minutes.
Add oil and knead more and rest it covered for about 10 minutes.The reason for adding gluten and bread improver is some refined flour lacks the quality of stretching and elasticity. If your using fully strong bread flour then you can avoid these ingredients.
Knock back and sheet the dough
Once the dough is rested about 10 minutes, turn the dough upside down and divide the dough into 80grams .
Then sheet the dough into round thick or thin according to your preference.
If you wanted a big pizza then take extra grams of dough.
BAKE THE DOUGH
Once sheeted bake the dough at 220 degree celsius in a pre heated oven for 5 minutes if the dough is thin and if the dough is 8 minutes.
If you want to add toppings, bake the dough half and then add toppings and then bake again.
Serving Size 100g
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 266kcal
- Calories from Fat 10kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 10g16%
- Saturated Fat 4.5g23%
- Trans Fat 0.2g
- Cholesterol 17mg6%
- Sodium 598mg25%
- Potassium 172mg5%
- Total Carbohydrate 33g11%
- Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
- Sugars 3.6g
- Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.