How to Make your Own Pizza
Did you know that, according to legend, margherita pizza was named after Queen Margherita of Savoy back in the late 1800s? Apparently she liked the colour combination of basil, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese because it reminded her of the tricolore Italian flag.
Today margherita pizza is one of the most famous Italian dishes globally and of course the kids love it!
At Villa Pia, our children’s cookery classes give little ones a chance to make pizza from scratch. The kids enjoy stretching the dough out and they have fun adding all sorts of toppings.
Traditional Tuscan pizza is made by hand and cooked in a wood-fired oven for that perfect crispy base. Ever wondered how to make your own pizza at home? Try this basic Italian recipe from our Villa Pia chefs!
Ingredients: 500 grams flour
25 grams of beer yeast
water and salt as necessary
Make a mound of flour and add a pinch of salt. Dissolve the yeast in a cup of warm water. Add the water and yeast mixture to the flour and start to nead, add some more water gradually if necessary. When the dough has become soft and elastic leave it on a plate to rise for an hour.
Once the dough has risen, grease a flan dish and stretch the dough as thinly as possible in the dish.
Add the toppings you want and place in a hot oven 250 degrees for 20 mins.
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