Homemade Pizza

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30m prep

30m cook

6 servings

Lots of you asked us about the pizza recipe, here we go: homemade pizza! Here is the recipe by Chef Francesco Cavazzina.


  • 500 ml Water
  • 750g Flour Caputo Pizzeria
  • 25 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 20g Salt
  • 10g Honey (optionally sugar)
  • 1g Dry Yeast



Add water to a bowl and dissolve the yeast with the honey. Then add only 500g of flour and mix it until well incorporated. After that add the rest of the flour, salt and extra virgin olive oil. Mix the dough by hand for at least 20-25 min (with the mixer machine 14-18 min at lower speed). This will help to develop the gluten in the dough.


When the dough is ready and it is not sticking to the hands, turn the dough into a ball, add a few drops of olive oil on top of it. Then coat the “dough ball” with the oil uniformly and place it into a bowl. Cover it with cling film and a kitchen towel and let it rest for 20 min at room temperature.


After removing the dough from the bowl, put it on the table that you have previously sprinkled with flour (sprinkle also a bit of flour on the dough itself) and cut it in half. Knead each half into a tube shape ( this process is called stagliatura). Then make 3 pizza dough balls and repeat with the second half. At this point, you should have a total of 6 pizza dough balls.

Take a tray and dust it with flour. Place the pizza dough balls on it and dust them with flour as well. Then cover properly with cling film and let them rest for up to 6/8 hours at room temperature. (if the tray is not properly covered with cling film this will cause the pizza dough balls to dry and make them less pliable).

Note, if you don’t use all the pizza dough balls after resting, you can keep them in the chiller and use them the day after by taking out them from the chiller 1 hour before their use.


After 6 to 8 hours remove very carefully the cling film from the tray. Sprinkle some flour on top of the pizza dough balls and cut the edges of the dough with a spatula. Then put some flour on your spatula as well and lift the dough balls with the spatula. Place the “balls” upside down in a plate with some flour (be careful not to damage the ball).

Make sure that the dough ball is completely dusted with flour so that it does not stick to the working surface. Place the dough ball on the working surface and knead the balls into a flat circular form.

Or just order our pizza dough that makes the whole process easier.



  • 400g Tomato whole cherry
  • 2pcs Basil leaves (tear by hand)
  • 4g Salt
  • 10g Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Open the tomato can and pour them into a bowl. Make sure to crush the tomatoes until a sauce consistency, then add olive oil, salt and basil and mix together.

As to the topping you can always personalize it. For example, in between Margherita or Ortolana, what is your favourite one? 


  • Tomato sauce for pizza
  • 250g sliced mozzarella fior di latte valle verde or buffalo mozzarella baronia
  • 3-4pcs basil leaves


  • Tomato sauce for pizza
  • 250g sliced mozzarella fior di latte
  • 3-4pcs basil leaves
  • 1 can grilled peppers
  • 1 can grilled aubergines
  • 1 can grilled zucchine
  • 1 can grilled artichokes orogel
  • 1 can mushrooms sliced trifolati 
  • 1 can taggiasca pitted olives


Preheat the oven at the maximum temperature for at least 30 min and put an oven tray upside down inside or a baking stone.

For the margherita pizza: place the shaped pizza dough on a baking paper and add on the tomato sauce and the fior di latte mozzarella.

For the ortolana pizza: top the shaped pizza dough with the tomato sauce, the sliced grilled vegetables and then the mozzarella fior di latte.

Add a few drops of olive oil to brush the cornice and on top of the pizza. Place it in the oven and cook it until golden brown colour.

Buon Appetito


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