Quattro Stagioni

Total Time:
2 hr 5 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
15 min

Level:
Easy

Directions
  • Make Margherita Pizzas; before adding cheese, top with olives, artichoke hearts, ham and sauteed mushrooms in 4 sections.

  • Margherita Pizzas

  • Stretch dough into two thin 9-inch rounds. Top each with 1/2 cup crushed San Marzano tomatoes, dried oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil; bake until golden. Sprinkle with 1/2 pound diced mozzarella, torn basil and salt. Bake until the cheese melts, then drizzle with olive oil.

  • How to make a pizza:

  • Step 1: Place a pizza stone or an inverted baking sheet on the lowest oven rack and preheat to 500 degrees.

  • Step 2: Stretch 1 pound dough on a floured pizza peel, large wooden cutting board or parchment paper.

  • Step 3: Top as desired, then slide the pizza (with the parchment paper, if using) onto the stone or baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.

  • Pizza Dough

  • Whisk 3 3/4 cups flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Make a well and add 1 1/3 cups warm water, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 packet yeast. When foamy, mix in 3 tablespoons olive oil; knead until smooth, 5 minutes. Brush with olive oil, cover in a bowl and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Divide into two 1-pound balls. Use 1 pound per recipe unless noted.

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  • Photographs by Kana Okada


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