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Homemade pizza according to an authentic Italian recipe: how to prepare

Erika IlyinaFood
Homemade pizza. Source: freepik

Have you ever met someone who said they didn't like pizza? If so, you were definitely deceived. Everyone loves pizza, from the youngest to the oldest. There are hundreds of recipes for pizza toppings, as well as ways to make the dough. The birthplace of pizza is Italy. Tourists visiting this country should definitely try the local pizza to understand its true authentic taste.

Or you can make your own pizza according to a recipe posted on Instagram by food blogger mil_alexx. He used an authentic recipe brought from Italy to make his homemade pizza.

Homemade pizza according to an authentic Italian recipe: how to prepare

Ingredients for the dough

  • flour - 300 gr
  • warm water - 215 ml
  • dry yeast - 2 g
  • oil - 15 ml
  • sugar - 10-13 gr
  • salt - 5 g

Ingredients for the filling

  • tomato sauce - 25 g
  • meat filling (sausage or ham) - 90 g
  • tomato - 30 g
  • mushrooms - 1 pc
  • olives - 20 g
  • mozzarella - 30 g
  • hard cheese - 40 g

The way of cooking

1. Pour warm water into a bowl and add salt, sugar, yeast and oil. Mix thoroughly.

Homemade pizza according to an authentic Italian recipe: how to prepare

2. Knead the dough with a spatula and gradually add flour. The kneading process should take 5-7 minutes. As a result, the dough should be slightly sticky. Cover with a towel and leave in a warm place for an hour.

3. Knead the dough and cover it with a towel again and leave it for the same time.

Homemade pizza according to an authentic Italian recipe: how to prepare

4. Divide the dough into two equal parts (the recipe indicates the proportions for two pizzas). Knead the dough to form a round shape.

5. Put the dough on the parchment, and move from the center to the edges to form a circle with a diameter of about 20 cm. To do this, dust your hands with flour.

Homemade pizza according to an authentic Italian recipe: how to prepare

6. Smear with tomato sauce, add the filling, sprinkle with cheese and put in the oven for 8-14 minutes at 240-250 degrees.

Homemade pizza according to an authentic Italian recipe: how to prepare

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