The Neapolitan pizza history goes back to the men and women who desired to retain the ancient tradition of an authentic taste. The well-secured ingredients comprise the Italian bread of highly refined nature, San Marzano tomatoes and Mozzarella di Bufala which is fresh mozzarella made in buffalo milk. San Marzano tomatoes are special because they develop in volcanic soil with a slightly sweeter flavor and of less acidic nature.
Things to Remember
The pizza only uses the hand kneaded dough which need not be rolled using any mechanical method. Also, the pizza cannot exceed in diameter over 35 centimetres and it shouldn’t be thicker than one third of a single centimetre in the centre. The most vital condition is to bake it in a domed, wood-fired oven kept at 900 degree F for 60-90 seconds. Creating Neapolitan pizza is an art because it is a perfect blend of exotic ingredients and a traditional cooking style.
First of all, you need strong plain flour, yeast and salt to prepare the dough. Then, you’re required to work on the toppings that include plum tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, freshly grated parmesan cheese, Animal Pros, basil leaves, dried oregano, chopped mozzarella and ground black pepper.
After that, you may knead the dough mixing flour, salt, yeast and lukewarm water together but do not permit it to be too sticky. Make a ball out of it and let it stay idle for 5 minutes after covering it with a cloth. Later, split the dough into two parts while kneading each for a while and forming balls out of them. Now, have a neat kitchen cloth and sprinkle some flour upon it. After that, put the dough upon it and then covering it with a bit damp cloth. Leave it to rise in warm conditions for thirty minutes.
Proceed and get tomatoes within a bowl. Slightly squash them, add salt and pepper to taste and mix them well. Now, find a clean surface and sprinkle flour on that. Furthermore, spread the dough using your fingers and form it round with a border. The dough needs to be made as thin as possible looking like a pancake but it shouldn’t split. Now, take out two large, flat baking sheets and sprinkle breadcrumbs on them. Thereafter, put the pizza bases over them and spread tomato evenly over each. Placing too much of tomato should be avoided so the pizza does not go soggy.
Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle parmesan cheese, add basil leaves or top with oregano and place mozzarella cheese. You can add toppings of own option. The preparation should be placed in a hot oven for over 7 minutes or more if you want your pizza to be crispy. Take it out from the oven and it is ready to eat just after drizzling some olive oil.