Wednesday

▶ ▶ ▶ The Ungt Blod Pizza Guide!


Okay okay, here it is: My guide to making pizza! I would just like to start by noting that this is just the way i do it and i do not claim to know what im doing, but we do like our pizza: in the last two weeks we might have had pizza 7-9 times! delicious! Okay, here we go, this is going to be a long story:

The first step is the dough. I base it on some tips i got from my brother in law the idea is one part water + one part flour, wait, repeat, wait + one part flour So for example for this portion (which will make up to six pizze) i took 2,5 dl water, added 10g yeast + some salt added 2,5 dl flour (this time i experimented and used a little full grain spelt, which worked out good) and then i let it sit for an hour after the hour i add 2,5 dl water + 2,5 dl flour and waited let it rise for another hour finally i added 2,5 dl flour and split the dough into six parts i added enough flour to each part to make it firm enough to shape. not very precise instructions, i know, but you need to experiment. leave the dough for 20-30 min - i place the dough in the fridge and take it out as i make the pizze one by one.

My tip about choosing flour is looking a something high in protein. This will make the dough more elastic!


Now if i should choose the most important tip for making good pizza at home it is without a doubt: GET A PIZZA STONE! This is a round, flat stone that you heat up in your oven and then you bake the pizza directly on it Your oven should be turned up to the max (300 on ours) and then wait for 10-15 minutes after the oven says its hot enough. Then the pizza stone is heated all the way through and you will get the most crispy crust!

Roll out a piece of dough - i use a glass bottle - in plenty of durum flour so it is completely non-sticky! place the dough on a light cutting board (you will use this to slide the pizza on to the stone - if you have a pizza peel - lucky you) then add tomato purée in a thin layer

after having experimented a lot with the tomato sauce i finally settle on this very quick and easy solution with plain tomato purée -its simply the best! sometimes i will add some puréed sun dried tomatoes - thats good too. add cheese and other toppings you want baked - like sausage (i often use salchichón or chorizo) or mushrooms or thinly sliced potatoes!

slide the pizza on to the hot hot pizza stone. This is difficult! Sometimes i fail. I really want a pizza peel... If you give up on the whole sliding thing, an alternative is placing the pizza on baking parchment which will slide much easier, but you will loose some of the goodness in the crust! The pizza will be done after about 7-8 minutes - this depends a lot on the oven so just check on it after a few minutes and take it out when you like how it looks.

 ▶ Then add any fresh toppings you desire: I like fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, arugula, fresh basil or thyme, parmesan, chopped black olives, pesto, prosciutto... not all at the same time, but they can be combined in many delicious ways!

finally i put a cup of olive oil with garlic and chopped, fresh basil on the table to drizzle over the pizza.

And there you have it! all the delicious pizza you desire! its actually really easy and quick - you can make a big batch of dough as i do and keep it in the fridge for later in the week -or in the freezer for even later! That way you avoid the only step that takes time and that you have to plan. I hope you will all go experiment and PLEASE: send me your favourite toppings! i need new inspiration!

17 comments:

sandra said...

mmmm! yum! we eat a lot of pizza here too, should get a pizza stone, thanks for the tip! otherwise i think we make it about the same way. manitoba cream is a great flour, high on protein. yesterday i had bacon and goat cheese on my pizza, it was a hit! with tomatoes as well. bacon + egg a la breakfast are great toppings too. and asparagus. and olives. i should try thin sliced potatoes, it sounds great!

alice said...

Great guide! I agree about the pizza stone. The best pizza I ever had only had one topping... gorgonzola! It was in an Italian place and it stunk so much but I was in cheesy heaven. However it is not very healthy to have only cheese and pizza base so I don't make that at home :) On the ones at home whatever topping I have I always crack an egg onto the middle.

Brit said...

Hmmm I think I know what we've been doing wrong... We don't let the dough rest enough! Great tips for pizza! I'm going to try your pizza guide/recipe soon!

la_sale_bete said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to try out these tips! (my previous efforts at pizza-making have been only halfway successful). =)

Lea said...

wow! thanks a lot for this dear mette! your dough looks so grainy, do you use wholemeal for it? My favourite pizza topping is fresh spinach, feta cheese (crumbs) ad of course some oliveoil with garlic and fresh chillies :) have a nice day!

nath said...

yum. we like artichoke hearts & rosemary, or griddled aubergine with very softened onions or courgette, mint and red chilli on ours. and always capers and black olives and chopped garlic. love pizza, LOVE!

Jenny said...

Love your instructions! Thanks!
I am an avid pizza maker but just received a pizza stone and peel so am excited to try that out and go for a thinner, crispier crust than the usual puffy dough that I make.
Some toppings I think are delicious: pear, gorgonzola, walnut, and prosciutto if you like meat. Mmmm.

Aimee said...

Yay! Thank you for making this guide. I can't wait to try!
I think my favorite toppings are plum tomatoes, fresh basil and buffalo mozzarella (margarita pizza).

milk tooth's rain said...

thank you! that pizza seems really gustosa (tasty)!

peachey said...

YUM!
in the summer, we like thinly sliced peaches, rosemary and goat cheese on our pizza (no tomato sauce). It's delicious!

Pip Lincolne said...

Oh YUM!!! YUM!!! I love pizza. I love potato and taleggio with some chilli and fresh basil and a sprinkling of cherry tomatoes on mine! This post is SO lovely to look at. AND I am hungry now. Excellent work! x

melly said...

Bookmarking this page! Thanks for sharing :D

jokemijn said...

this looks so good. First i need a much better oven, that's for sure. I'm going to keep this in mind and definitely try it!

steph said...

Thanks for the pizza guide! I love making pizza too, but usually use store-bought dough and I don't have a pizza stone yet. I'm interested in trying your dough method. I suggest you try the Vermont style pizza: cheddar cheese, maple syrup, chopped walnuts, plenty of thinly sliced apple, and a dusting of cinnamon. It's soooo good.

A Merry Mishap said...

I think this is great, thank you so for sharing. I need to give this a try but I doubt it will look at good as yours!

Alta Somers said...

This morning I decided I was going to make pizza for dinner and I got so excited when I remembered your wonderful guide!
The dough is rising right now and I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Bunches of thanks for your recipe!

Alta Somers said...

This morning I decided I was going to make pizza for dinner and I got so excited when I remembered your wonderful guide!
The dough is rising right now and I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Bunches of thanks for your recipe!