After having entered about 1000 KitchenAid giveaways on ThePioneerWoman.com and having won none, I’ve finally bought my own fantastic…
Artisan Stand Mixer
I was sooooooooooo thrilled and excited of finally owning a KitchenAid that I have immediatelly start using it.
I made Pizza Sunday night!
There are 2 main kinds of pizza: the Roman style, crispy and thin, and the Napoli style: soft and elastic. Personally I like the Napoli style better but that is very hard to make and you will need a traditional wood oven for making it properly. So at home I just make the roman style: a nice, light, crispy pizza crust which I have stuffed with speak and arugula!
You can use the crust for making any kind of pizzas tho,from simple margherita, to peperoni pizza, or mushroom and ham and lots more.
I’ll be posting other pizza recipes in the future but for today let’s try this delightful speck and arugula one!
I love PIZZA!
for the dough
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 tsp instant yeast
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup warm water
for the pizza
- 3-4 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 slices of speck
- 100 g mozzarella cheese
- fresh arugula
- extra virgin oil to drizzle
For the perfect pizza you need to prepare the crust ahead of time, I generally make it 1 day before, but 2 or 3 days before would be even better. This would give the dough enough time to properly age
Dissolve yeast in about 3/4 cup warm water and let it sit in the counter for about 10 min
Combine flour and salt
with your mixer on low speed slowly drizzle in 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, then slowly pour in the water and yeast and keep mixing for a few minutes until you get a nice and smooth dough
Coat a bowl with oil, place the dough into the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a towel and let it rest for about 3-4 hours in a warm and dry place
This is about 4 hours later
can you see the difference?
now punch the dough down and place it in a zip lock bag and refrigerate for at least 24 hours or more if you can
This is the following day: nice and aged!
Divide the dough in half and roll the first half in a very thin circle
coat with some oil your baking tray and lay the pizza dough on top
Spread some tomato sauce
add some salt and mozzarella cheese sliced up quite thin
Bake at 250 C for about 10 min placing the pan on the lower rack
As soon as the crust start getting a nice golden-brown color and the mozzarella cheese is bubbling, take the pizza out of the oven
and lay on top a few slices of speck
and plenty of fresh arugula leaves
Cut your pizza into slices and enjoy!
mmm, nice and crispy!