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  • Content: Stone ground flour, natural starter yeast, organic sweet cherry tomato sauce, dried oregano, pitted taggiasca olives.

    Homemade pizza is simple and delicious. All you need is a little time plan to make it when you are at home for a few hours, like on a Sunday afternoon. We choose to use a whole grain unrefined, unenriched and unbleached flour, stone ground made from only Italian wheat. Whole flours are rich in nutrients and taste and will make a darker and more flavorful bread.
  • Yield: Makes a large tray
    Prep time: 15 minutes
    Cooking and leavening time: 3 hours

    Mother yeast, 1 ounce (2 tablespoons)
    Whole flour Cappelli, 1 pack (500g)
    Luke warm water, 2 ½ cups
    Sea salt, 2 tablespoons
    Sugar, 1 tablespoon
    Cherry tomato sauce, 2/3 bottle
    De pitted Olives, ½ jar
    Extra virgin olive oil, 9 tablespoons
    Dried Origano, two pinches
    Fresh Mozzarella, half pound diced

    Utensils Needed
    Oven, oven tray, electric mixer or bowl, tea towel, rimmed baking sheet

    Place all ingredients but the olives, sauce, oregano and oil in the electric mixer or in a bowl and mix or knead until smooth and uniform. Add 4 tablespoons of oil and mix. Cover the bowl with a damp clean tea towel and let sit for about 2 hours, or until the dough has roughly doubled. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease the tray with a little oil (1 tablespoon). Now knead lightly and gently press into the baking tray, flatten to fill whole tray and obtain a sheet no higher than 1 inch. If the dough is too sticky use some flour on your hands. Spread the sauce, olives, mozzarella and oregano on the whole surface and drizzle the remaining 4 tablespoons of oil. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, until the crust looks crispy and light brown.

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