As often in life, the simplest is also the best. For a pizza base, we’re just talking about wheat flour, water, baking powder and a little salt, and maybe a drizzle of olive oil. A very basic pizza base recipe can be found at the bottom of this article. But before we get to that, we need to give you some tips on how to get the best possible result.
The right kind of flour
If you want as dense a base as possible on the original Italian, you need to see if you can get wheat flour type tipo 0 or, even better, tipo 00. You can find some at delis, and most well-stocked supermarkets. And if you can’t find it, there’s nothing stopping you from using regular Norwegian wheat flour.
You may not be able to spin the dough like an Italian pizza maker, but you can use a rolling pin. And it’s not so safe if the pizza doesn’t get perfectly round – it’s the taste that counts.
Significant at high temperature
When frying pizza, it’s best to use the highest heat possible. You may not be able to get your oven temperature to the same level as in a professional pizza oven, but there are steps you can take to get the temperature high. Use the highest temperature you have on the oven – some go up to 300 degrees.
If you have a pizza stone, which can be preheated, that’s best. If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can bake the pizza on a tray on the bottom “rack” of the oven. With such high heat, you don’t need parchment paper or grease the stone or board. Just have a light dusting of flour before putting the pizza on, so it goes perfectly well.
Whether you now use a pizza stone or trays; either way, you’re using maximum heat with a bottom heater and fan. It will be very hot then! It’s hard to pinpoint the exact cooking time, but watch and see when the first black, burnt spots start to appear on the crust. The pizza is then ready.
Below we have attached a basic pizza recipe. We have also included a tomato sauce recipe. Then you have the two most important things in the box. Then you can let your creativity run wild with different types of cheeses and toppings. A personal favorite is the mozzarella and parmesan, piccante (hot) salami, pitted black olives and chopped shallots, but just try anything you like.
Also remember that you can make pizza bianca, that is, white pizza. Then you just skip the tomato sauce and have cheese and topping right on the bottom. Or you can coat the bottom with a thin layer of fresh cream first.
Enjoy your lunch !
This is the only basic pizza recipe you need. The dough gives a round pizza – thin bottom.
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4 dl wheat flour
1.5 dl of water
0.5 packet of dry yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons oil
Here is the recipe for a delicious tomato sauce that can be used for pasta, pizza and in soups.
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0.5 pieces Onions
1 clove of garlic
1 can of tomatoes
2 tablespoons of chicken broth
2 pieces of sun-dried tomatoes
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon of oregano
0.5 tsp anise, malt
Oil for brushing
Salt and pepper
This case was first published on 12/06 2017 and last updated on 26/06 2017