Get transferred to a beautiful Mediterranean cost with this pizza recipe. This authentic Italian culinary delight originated in the southern town of Naples and is all about simplicity at its best. Made from scratch delicious dough is topped with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella and fragrant fresh basil.
Because the pizza is so simple it is essential to use the freshest, high quality ingredients and homemade pizza dough. This classic pizza is really all about the best tasting ingredients and getting maximum flavor from minimal amounts of them. So if you are looking for a pizza loaded with toppings and a bounty of different flavors we have other wonderful recipes in the site.
Traditionally Neapolitan pizza is cooked in a wood-fired oven and if have it at your house you are definitely a lucky one. But if like rest of us, oven is the equipment of the choice, you can still come pretty close to the authentic taste of pizza you would get in Naples.
Making this pizza is really a Labor of love. You create the dough, make the sauce, assemble the pizza and bake it. Making the dough from scratch is an art form on its own. It includes multiple steps of kneading the dough, refrigerating it for up to 72 hours, letting it rise at room temperature and finally rolling and stretching it out into pizza shape. Sauce easily comes together in food processor with simply pulsing the tomatoes into chunky liquid.
Pizza cooks in a very hot 475 F oven or higher if permitted to mimic the authentic wood-fired oven. Cooking on pizza stone that has been preheated is recommended. But with all the effort and time spent in the end you are guaranteed to be rewarded with tasty, flavorful authentic pizza just like the one in Naples.