Hi again !!!!
Well, in Italy we have two different kind pizza.... the Napolitan one and the roman one...
I'm specialized ( if an amateur like me can be specialized, LOOL
) in the roman kind...
the following recipe is the one that gave me the biggest satisfaction for my home made pizza:
Early in the morning , mix half liter of water, half Kilo of flour, type "O" and about 2 gr. (yes just that little) of fresh yeast ( I hope that it's the right english term for LIEVITO) , mix it all and put it in the refrigerator.
At about 5-6 p.m. take out from the refrigerator the paste and begin to mix gradually the following ingredients:
250 gr. of flour 10gr of fresh yeast and 15 gr. of salt ( VERY IMPORTANT:
before adding the salt BE SURE that the yeast is perfectly mixed with the rest of the paste, otherwise there will be no leaven and the paste will be no good..... never let the yeast be in direct contact with the salt) and 30 gr of olive oil (extravirgin). When U'll get a soft and elastic paste put it to rest for about an hour in a warm place (77 to 86 °Fahrenheit) before working it.
After the resting hour, U can cut the paste into many pieces , spread them, flavour them and put them in the oven.
Usually home ovens reach max 482° degrees but the hotter they can reach , the better the pizza will be cooked in less time... wooden fire ovens easily reach 752° !!!
It's a bit long process, but I can assure U , it's worth the effort!!!!
I got this recipe from one of the best italian pizza makers that works in Rome and since that time I use only this recipe with great results!!!
Of course, there are many different methods , ingredients and techniques , especially if U have to prepare a pizza in a wooden fire oven, and those techniques are a secret of the pizza maker (after all it takes quite long to create the right mix of ingredients and preparation's methods), but for an easy home made pizza this one is great...
Try and let me know!!!!
If U need any other advice, just let me know and I'll do my best to help..
Also if anyone plans to come to eat pizza in Rome, I can help U to go the best pizza restaurants in the whole Rome (that means: WE ARE GOING TOGHETER TO EAT THE BEST PIZZA IN ROME LOOOOOOL