Italian Pizza Making Class

Have you ever made Italian pizza? When I went to Amalfi Coast in Italy, we made Italian pizza at one of the nicest gardens I have ever seen. (Fun fact: Pizza was invented in Naples, not America, but the second pizza store started in New York. That is how pizza became popular in America).  If I could, I would always eat Italian pizza every day and never get tired of it. The recipe is really simple, but fun. To start off, shape flour into a miniature volcano with a hole in the middle. Then, pour warm water, 2 grams of yeast, 2 table spoons of virgin olive oil, and salt into the middle. Use your palm to knead the dough until it is completely mixed. If the dough gets too dry, add more water, and if the dough gets too wet, add more flour. Shape it into a ball and let it sit for at least eight hours (Sorry it takes so long). After eight hours, take the dough out and flatten it however wide you want it to be. Now, here comes the fun part, spread just a little tomato sauce over the dough. Put cut mozzarella and shaved parmesan on top too (do not put too much cheese otherwise it will become too salty). Top it off with some more virgin olive oil and a nice basil leaf. Then, cook it in a oven for ten minutes or so. (Our teacher cooked it in a wood burning oven.)  Finally, you eat it and it will be one of the best pizzas of your life.

When we ate our pizza, the restaurant workers at the garden made us tons of delicious appetizers to go along side with the pizza including prosciutto, crispy eggplant (I do not really care for that), potatoes with lettuce, buttery cabbage and bok choy, and delicious chocolate ice cream with a cookie and whipped cream. If you have any trouble making this pizza, feel free to ask me. Italian pizza does not have a lot of toppings, but still tastes really good. Also, another difference between Italian pizza and American pizza is that the Italian pizza crust is so thin!!! If you have tried American pizza and Italian pizza, tell me what other differences you can find. Here is some pictures about Italian pizza my family and I made:   Featured imageFeatured imageFeatured imageFeatured image Featured imageFeatured imageThe first pizza is my dad’s, the second pizza is mine, and the last pizza is my sister’s. As you can see in the last picture, I am spreading tomato sauce over the dough.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. AuntyCa says:

    That looks so yummy!

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  2. Sonny says:

    Sounds sooooooo onolicius
    Please make me one when we visit you next

    Gunks

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  3. NorCalKenny says:

    Looks yummy. I’m coming over.

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  4. Sonny says:

    Nate

    I think you forgot to tell us how to cook/ bake the dough

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  5. CC says:

    What temperature do you put the pizza in for (the part for 8 hours)?
    And do you have any suggestions for topping combinations?

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  6. Cathy says:

    Wow! Pizza from scratch! I’m impressed, Nate! If you don’t have time to make the dough, Trader Joe’s has fresh pizza dough ready to roll out. It’s very good. However, nothing can compare with making pizza in Italy! All three pizzas look delish. Your dad, you, and Sophie look very professional in your aprons and hats!

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