Mediterranean Pizza

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One of my new resolution for the coming months is to learn how to make proper pizza. I love pizza! It’s one of those food I can never get tired of! However I’ve never been a great pizza maker, despite my several attempts everytime there was something that needed to be improved.

This pizza has been the best one I’ve made in a long, long time. Might have been the fresh yeast I’ve used, the proper oven I’ve baked it in, or just the fresh air but the result was excellent!

Here is how I made it and how you should make it, if you feel like…

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 warm water
  • 12 g fresh yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + 4 tbsp
  • 1 grilled eggplant
  • 2- 3 small grilled zucchini
  • 1 big tomato
  • 200 g mozzarella cheese (fior di latte)
  • 4-5 leaves of fresh basil
  • 4-5 Greek Olive

Start by making the dough, as usual combine flour and 1 tsp salt. Pour in about 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

Dissolve 1 tsp of sugar and the fresh yeast in about 2/3 cup of lukewarm water

Pour the water onto the flour and kneat the dough with your hands or an electric mixer

Kneat until you get a smooth and soft dough. Cover with plastic wrap, place in a dry and warm place and let it rest for about 2-3 hours.

Meanwhile slice up very thin a big ripe tomato

grilled zucchini

grilled eggplant

slice very thin 200 g of mozzarella

basil

and black Greek olives. We will chop this up very soon

Grease a baking tray and roll out the dough very thin, as thin as you can

Distribute all the prepared vegetables on top of the dough, sprinkle some salt

and drizzle about 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

Bake at 250 C for about 15 min

Remove from oven and let  it rest for a few minute the serve!

Im serious. You guys should try this one

Love

- LittleDani

 

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

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