Do you want to make a gourmet pizza? We will give you the right advice
Today, pizza is no longer just what we have known since we were little: there is also gourmet pizza. Pizza is a dish so loved that it has experienced a consistent evolution. Now it is no longer limited to being made only according to traditional methods or ancient recipes that are handed down from family to family. It is not that the classic margherita and other recipes handed down for generations have disappeared. These are still there and surely there will always be.
However, new trends in the culinary field lead us to want to experiment with new tastes and increasingly innovative recipes. So even pizza is gourmet and its recipes offer us many good combinations of ingredients, without losing sight of tradition. In this article we will give you some tips not to be underestimated if you want to prepare an exceptional pizza.
How does a pizza become gourmet and how it differs from the others
As we wrote above, a gourmet pizza is often made following new recipes and aiming at different combinations of ingredients. This can concern the seasoning, but above all the dough. Today there are many types of flour, which allow you to make a tasty and different pasta. Unrefined flours and those produced with a mix of cereals are excellent, especially if they are obtained using the most traditional methods.
In this case we recommend the flours of Mulino Marino. They are produced using the highest quality raw materials. The company prefers natural stone grinding, a long-lived technique that allows flour to be obtained in a single step. Mulino Marino carries on the art of hammering and strives every day to use ancient cereals. The brand’s flours are definitely the ones that will help you create a tasty gourmet pizza, with a unique dough. The rest will be done by the filling!
How to make a gourmet pizza? The recipe
To prepare your special pizza you will need the following ingredients:
- 500 g of Mulino Marino Buratto flour (type 2 soft wheat flour),
- 35 g of extra virgin olive oil,
- 300 ml of water at room temperature,
- 5 g of fresh brewer’s yeast,
- 5-10 g of fine salt.
The first thing to do to make a gourmet pizza is to put the yeast in the water and make it dissolve well. Put the flour in a large bowl, pour the water slowly and start kneading.When you get to half the water, add the salt. Continue to pour the water and knead until you get a compact and smooth dough. Then insert the oil a little at a time and knead again. Continue to work the dough on a floured pastry board.
When you have made a homogeneous and smooth dough, put it in the bowl, cover it with a cloth and let it rest for at least a couple of hours. Then take it back, knead it a little more and put it back in the bowl. This time, however, let it rest in the oven off, leaving the light of the appliance on. When the dough has doubled in volume, you can roll it out and prepare your gourmet pizza.
Generally, the best solution is to let the dough rise for at least 8 hours. Reaching 24 hours of leavening you can get an even softer and more digestible dough.
The cooking and filling of gourmet pizza
To fill your pizza, you can choose the most classic ingredients and create a unique filling, perhaps adding a few more touches of taste. You can also start from a white or red base, then play with the ingredients you prefer and try unexpected combinations. Here are some pairings to try:
- Pesto, cherry tomatoes and provola cheese.
- Zucchini, zucchini flowers and mozzarella.
- Peas and bacon.
- Artichokes, orange and buffalo mozzarella.
- Cod and truffle.
- Peppers and buffalo mozzarella.
- Bacon, cream and onions.
- Cream and ham.
It is advisable to cook for 6-7 minutes the pizza seasoned only with tomato or white in a static oven preheated to 250 °. Subsequently, you can take it out of the oven, finish the filling and bake again, continuing to cook at the same temperature for another 6 or 7 minutes.
Remember to use only quality, first choice ingredients: this is the secret to creating an excellent gourmet pizza. Find out now what ingredients you can find on DF Gourmet: from Mulino Marino products to starred chef-proof sauces, our shop offers you everything and more!