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Barnaby P-C

The Story

The History of the Pizza

The pizza we know and love was born in late 18th-century Naples. They were sold by street vendors to port workers and casual labourers. Pizzas back then were at there were mostly


A delicious, fast and easy recipe to cook pizza at home.
Servings 4
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 9 mins


  • 500 g bread flour
  • 16 g kosher salt
  • 1 g dry yeast
  • 350 ml water
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic cloves, Red pepper flakes
  • 28oz can of whole San Marzano tomatoes
  • Low-moisture mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • Fresh basil


  • In a bowl, blend the flour, active dry yeast, and salt. Add the water and, with a wooden spoon or your hands, mix thoroughly.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap until it has more than doubled.
  • Flour a work surface and scrape out the dough. Divide it into 4 equal parts and shape them.
  • Start the pizza sauce by heating olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Then add some roughly cut garlic and saute for one minute. Add some red pepper flakes and let those cook for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Add a 28-ounce can of whole San Marzano tomatoes. Stir in and lightly break up the tomatoes and let simmer for 30-45 minutes.
  • Add sauce to a blender and puree for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Slowly start to pat the dough down into the general shape of a pizza.
  • Add your sauce and low moisture mozzarella along with whatever toppings you’d like and place on your pizza stone in your preheated 500°F oven (pre-heat for 1 hour). Bake for 7-9 minutes.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian

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