ITALIAN FLATBREAD PIZZA

WITH TUSCANY RESERVE

INGREDIENTS

Make your own pizza dough with below ingredients or buy fresh from your local Italian Market Place!

Pizza Dough: Makes enough dough for two 10-12 inch pizzas

  • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) warm water (105°F-115°F)

  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) of active dry yeast

  • 3 3/4 cups (490 g) bread flour

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Pizza Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Cornmeal (to help slide the pizza onto the pizza stone)

  • One 28 oz. can of tomato sauce (smooth, or puréed preferably San Marzano)

  • Tuscany Reserve

  • Fresh shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Chopped fresh basil

  • Pepperoni, thinly sliced (or any toppings of your choice)

RECIPE

1. In large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water; let stand for 5 minutes. Add oil and salt. Stir in flour, a cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.

 

2. Roll onto floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 2-3 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.

 

3.Cover and let rise in a warm place until dough doubles, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, pick out toppings of your liking (pepperoni, Italian sausage, black olives, etc.) 

4. Punch down dough; divide in half. Press the dough into a greased 12-in pizza pan or pizza stone.

 

5. Combine the tomato sauce and 2 tbl Tuscany Reserve to create your pizza sauce then spread over the dough.

 

6. Add your toppings to the entire flatbread.

 

7. Bake at 400° for 15-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

8. Sprinkle fresh basil on top of the cooked pizza.

9. Enjoy with a glass of  Chianti wine or a nice cold Peroni beer!

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