If you love to enjoy a good homemade pizza, improve the final result using the recommendations of chef Pino Prestanizzi, a Calabrian chef who runs one of the best classic pizzerias in Barcelona, and who also has a YouTube channel.
Made at home and with fresh and healthy ingredients, pizza can be a healthy and complete occasional dish, ideal to share with your loved ones. If you want to surprise them, you can use the expert advice of Pino Prestanzzini, an Italian pizza chef who currently has 788,000 subscribers on YouTube and 78,000 followers on Instagram.
In its social networks and YouTube videos, Prestanzzini solves viral challenges, tastes products, cooks with famous youtubers, and shares recipes to make at home such as pasta carbonara, authentic lasagna, tiramisu, focaccia, pesto, and of course, pizza. with its corresponding homemade dough. Today we will give you three of his tricks -which have millions of reproductions behind them- to make your pizzas come out like a true Italian chef.
The dough must have the following ingredients: 500 grams of type 00 flour, 350 centiliters of water, 10 grams of yeast (one tablespoon), 20 grams of salt and a good splash of virgin olive oil . Mix the yeast with the flour, add half the water, mix, the pinch of salt, continue mixing, add the stream of oil and the remaining water and start kneading with those hands until you have a ball that does not stick to you. to the hands
The secret? Leave it covered and covered with a cloth for two hours so that it rises, without letting even a hint of air enter it.
Ideal oven temperature
You won’t be lucky enough to have a wood-fired oven like the one in this image, but your electric one works too. It is important to oil the tray well without fear and distribute the dough in the shape of the tray , gently tapping it with your fingertips.
The oven should be turned on at the maximum temperature, the ideal would be at 300 degrees, or failing that, at the maximum temperature, which will take a little longer to do. Add oregano, basil, oil and salt to the tomato sauce and incorporate it into the dough and put it in the oven, at first without any other ingredients, for a few minutes -it depends a lot on the power of the oven, between five and ten minutes is usual-.
The perfect time to add the cheese… and also the oregano
Remember to add the oregano to the tomato sauce, and if you want to add fresh oregano on top, do it a few minutes before taking the pizza out of the oven.
Take the pizza out halfway through baking to add the cheese to your liking – this will prevent the cheese from burning. The classic is mozzarella, you can also add pepper, mushrooms, capers, onion… whatever you want.