The secret to a good Italian pizza dough is not just mixing a few ingredients. It is also necessary to know the right proportions between them and to have some patience.
Next we tell you the step by step of a spongy and crispy dough at the same time.
500 grams of strong flour, 18 grams of fresh yeast, 1 dessert spoon of salt, 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 250 milliliters of warm water.
1. Put the warm water in a glass, crumble the yeast and add it to the water. Stir very well until dissolved. Put the flour in a large bowl with the teaspoon of salt, mix. Make a well in the middle of the flour and, in it, add the oil and the yeast mixture. Strong flour is one of the key ingredients to achieve a fluffy pizza dough.
2.Remove everything and mix, knead until all the ingredients are integrated in the form of dough. Remove the dough to the counter (previously floured) and continue kneading for 8-10 minutes. It must be a compact mass that no longer sticks to the hands.
3.Form a ball with the pizza dough and let it rest for about 45 minutes or an hour, covered with a cloth.
4.Form a ball with the pizza dough and let it rest for about 45 minutes or an hour, covered with a cloth.
5. Take the homemade pizza dough out of the bowl and knead it for a few minutes, folding it into itself by making folds with it.
6. With this amount of dough, you will have to prepare two homemade pizzas. Cut it in half, take one of the halves and knead it. Go stretching the Italian pizza dough on the counter until it is the thickness you like. Bake in preheated oven on high for about 6-15 minutes (or until golden brown). Take it out and add the ingredients so you can finish baking it.