How to host an Italian feast
Crisp bottom, two types of mozzarella, salami, artichokes and sun dried tomato pesto. What more could you are for in a pizza?
Italian, Pizza, Pizza dough
for the pizza dough
x 10g sachet instant yeast
for the toppings
roasted tomato sauce
ball Galbani fresh mozzarella
grated Galbani mozzarella
thinly sliced salami
for the sun-dried tomato pesto
sun dried tomatoes in oil
small bunch fresh basil leaves
grated Parmesan cheese
more if you want your pesto a little runnier
salt & pepper
To make the dough, combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
In a jug, mix the warm water with the yeast and sugar and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
Pour the water and the olive oil into the flour and mix until you have a sticky dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes until the dough is smooth.
Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with clingfilm. Allow to rise for 1-2 hours until doubled in volume.
When the dough is risen, knock it down and form 4-6 balls, depending on how large you want your pizza to be. At this stage you can freeze the dough balls, in freezing bags, for use at another time.
Place the balls of dough on a floured tray and allow to rise for another hour.
To make the pesto, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend, I like my pesto to have a fine texture but not be completely pureed. Set aside.
Pre-heat the oven to its hottest setting and place a pizza stone/large baking sheet in the oven.
Roll out the dough balls until as thick as you like then top with a little sauce, the grated mozzarella, salami, artichokes, fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of the pesto.
Carefully transfer to the hot pizza stone/baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
Remove from the oven, allow to chill for a minute or two then slice and eat.
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