Chiappa Family Pizzas (Pizze della Famiglia Chiappa)

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the dough:

  • 7 g fresh yeast
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 500 g flour (plus extra to dust)
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (plus extra to grease)

the topping:

  • 1 plum tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano (plus extra to serve)
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 5 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 200 g mozzarella cheese
  1. To make the dough, dissolve the yeast and sugar in 250ml warm water and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes

  2. (The yeast should make the water froth and bubble, but don’t worry if it doesn’t happen

  3. ) Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl

  4. Using a fork, mix in the yeasty water until it starts to form a dough

  5. Add the oil and bring together into a smooth dough

  6. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until it has an elastic, smooth texture – time to give your arms a workout! If the dough sticks to your hands, add a little extra flour

  7. Place the dough back into the bowl and cover with a damp tea towel

  8. Leave in a warm spot for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until it has doubled in size

  9. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to its maximum temperature, 250˚C/480˚F/gas 9

  10. In a food processor, blend the tomatoes with the oil, oregano, salt and cayenne pepper

  11. Get the mozzarella and your choice of toppings ready and grease 4 baking trays (approximately 35cm x 25cm) with a little oil

  12. When your dough is ready, divide into 4 tennis-ball-sized amounts and mould until smooth

  13. (If not using immediately, cover with cling film or a damp tea towel for up to 2 hours

  14. ) On a floured surface, roll each of the balls of dough to fit the baking trays

  15. The dough should be quite thin – about the thickness of cardboard

  16. Transfer the pizza bases to the trays

  17. Place a ladleful of the tomato sauce in the centre of each base and spread towards the edges, leaving a 1cm edge for the crust to form

  18. Sprinkle each pizza with grated mozzarella and your choice of toppings

  19. Place in the hot oven and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until the base is cooked and golden

  20. Serve, sprinkled with a little oregano

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