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Homemade Pizza

Did you know that pizza is one of the world's favorite dish? Historically considered a popular Italian dish composed of dough, tomato sauce, and cheese, it was often eaten on the go and folded into a "libretto." The very famous "Margarita" is nowadays available in all sauces, often causing debates and frustration amongst the Italian traditionalists or the pizzaiolos around the world. The subject of the eventual ban of the pineapple pizza for example often resurfaces. More recently, it's a kiwi pizza invented by a Swedish man that went viral and was even regarded as an 'unholy abomination.' Pizza is an art and for some, it means pushing boundaries to make room for creativity, whilst for others it means respecting traditions.

We dream about the day restaurants will reopen, but in the meanwhile, we will have to continue cooking at home. This delicious homemade pizza recipe will delight you for sure!

Ingredients for the dough: 2 to 3 pizzas

100g of cornflour

250g of flour

20cl warm water

1 sachet of dry yeast or a cube of fresh yeast

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Salt and pepper

  • Mix the yeast with the warm water and let it stand for 10 minutes.

  • In a bowl, mix the two types of flours with the salt and the pepper.

  • Make a well and add the yeast in the center.

  • Mix until you form a homogeneous and soft dough.

  • Cover the bowl with a warm damp cloth and leave to swell for 30 minutes.

  • Divide your dough into 2 or 3 balls depending on the size of your baking tray (round or rectangular, you can use a pie tin or even place the dough directly on a baking tray with baking paper).

Ingredients for the tomato sauce:

1 or 2 onions

1/2 carrot

2 cans of diced peeled tomatoes

Provencal herbs

2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • Fry the onions in the olive oil.

  • Add the diced carrots, salt, pepper, and the provencal herbs.

  • Let reduce while stirring and add the 2 canned tomatoes.

  • Correct the acidity with a spoonful of sugar if necessary.

  • Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil if you like your sauce a little creamier.

  • Simmer over low heat for approximately 15 minutes.

Ingredients for the topping:

1 packet of grated mozzarella cheese

1 zucchini (cut into thin slices)

1 tomato

10 slices of ham

  • You can also make a real Pizzaïolo, by preparing all your toppings in advance. It's also a fun workshop to do with your children or for an evening with friends (don't forget to wear your mask and gloves ;)).

  • Spread your dough, pour a ladle of tomato sauce, and add the grated mozzarella. Bake at 250 degrees for 10 minutes, depending on your oven and the size of your pizza it can take up to 15 minutes.

Buon appetito !

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