Monday, March 21, 2011
Pizza is not really my favorite thing in the world. Sure, it's ok every now and then, and I admit there has been a lot of nights when cooking sounds like such a chore, and then; pizza night. Usually take-out, because baking pizza yourself.. well, again, quite a chore.
We haven't had pizza lot since Titus started to eat, because he does not like pizza very much at all. I wanted to try home made, partly because I had a hankering for a pizza with loads of garlic, no tomato sauce, and parma ham, and partly because I wanted to see if he'd like it better. (I made him one with just garlic and red onion and he found it ok but wasn't very enthusiastic about the whole thing.)
I liked the dough a lot - it was really easy to just make before work, and then let it proof in the fridge for the whole day.
20 g fresh yeast
250 ml cold water
180-240 g all-purpose fkour
120 g durum flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp oil
Crumble the yeast into a bowl. Add the water and stir until it's dissolved. Add flour, salt, sugar and oil and work into a supple dough. (Start with the smaller amount of all-purpose flour and add more if you need it. My dough was too sticky and almost runny, so I added a bit.) Work the dough very well, so you get a good gluten development.
Place the dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge until it's doubled in size. I made it before I left for work and took it out when I got home, and that was perfectly fine. Let the dough sit at room temperature for an hour or so before baking.
Divide into smaller pieces, shape pizzas and top them with whatever you'd like. Bake in a really hot oven until they're as well done as you want them to be - preferences (and ovens) vary so much I don't want to give any specific recommendations).
Recipe in Swedish: