Pizza

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
1 hr 10 min
Cook:
25 min
Ingredients
  • Pizza Dough:
  • 2 liters water
  • 50 grams fresh beer yeast
  • 3 ounces salt
  • 5 ounces olive oil
  • 4 to 5 pounds high gluten flour
  • Tomato Sauce:
  • 2 cans San Marzano style tomatoes
  • 4 ounces salt
  • 15 leaves basil, julienned
  • Oven Roasted Mushrooms
  • 2 pounds assorted wild mushrooms
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 4 ounces olive oil
  • Parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
Directions
Pizza Dough:

Place water, yeast, salt and olive oil in a large bowl and let the yeast dissolve. Put the yeast mixture in the bowl of a standing electric mixer and add enough of the flour until it comes together and using the dough hook, knead the mixture until smooth. Let rise for 1 hour. Divide the dough into 6 ounce pieces and roll out into a 12-inch round.

Tomato Sauce:

Place ingredients in a saucepan and cook for 20 minutes.

Combine all ingredients in a roasting pan and roast in a preheated 450 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Oven-Dried Tomatoes: 20 plum tomatoes sliced in half and seeds removed Olive oil Chopped basil Chopped fresh tarragon

Place tomatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the herbs. Bake in a preheated 250 degree oven for 4 to 5 hours until very soft and dry.

Focaccia Robiola: 6 ounces pizza dough, rolled into a 12-inch circle and docked Olive oil Robiola cheese White truffle oil

Roll the dough into a 12-inch circle and dock with a fork and brush with olive oil. Bake the dough in a preheated 500 degree oven until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Slice the pizza in 1/2 horizontally and fill with the robiola cheese. Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and drizzle with truffle oil.

Pizza Piegata: 6 ounces pizza dough 1/2 tomato sauce, recipe above 1/4 pound thinly sliced fresh mozzarella 1/2 cup roasted wild mushrooms 4 oven-dried tomatoes, chopped 2 canned artichokes, thinly sliced 1/2 cup arugula leaves 1/4 cup Gaeta olives, chopped 3 slices prosciutto thinly sliced Olive oil

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Roll dough out into a 12-inch circle. Spread the ingredients over the surface and fold the dough over into a half moon. Place on a baking sheet or pizza stone and brush with olive oil. Bake until golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.


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