Cheese, bacon and arugula pizza
This week Luisa Morón, from cooking with my carmela , teaches us that, combining love with a little water, flour and a few other ingredients, result in a homemade pizza that will make children and adults smile with joy. Do not miss this recipe from our friend Luisa, because you will discover that you can eat homemade pizza without much effort or difficulties.
Today it's pizza. Who does not like a delicious pizza prepared at home? I think few.
It is very easy to prepare it and even more so with a base like the one I present to you today.
But I'm going to tell you a little about the history of pizza, which I'm sure many of you already know... It seems that pizza was born in Naples. In fact, it is the most popular Neapolitan dish. It has evolved over time in terms of its components and the way it is made.
It is usually a simple food, the ingredients are water, oil, flour and yeast. We also know that pizza has undergone many modifications and we can find many variations. Each area of the world has a different concept of “pizza”.
We will make this recipe with three types of cheese, with bacon or pancetta and arugula. I have also used a fantastic ceramic tray from "Emile Henry" that allows you to cook the pizzas so that they are made to the right crispiness. We can even take it on the tray for presentation at the table. It will hold the heat and distribute it evenly.
You can give it more uses, not only for our pizzas, since it serves as a tray for many presentations, such as cheeses, cold cuts, salads with bowls with their dressings….
For the pizza dough
- 200g of water
- 50g of oil
- 25g of fresh yeast
- 400g of strong flour
- a pinch of salt
For the filling
- 150gr of tomato sauce with basil and oregano
- Idiazabal cheese, Parmesan and Gouda to taste
- 200gr of bacon or pancetta
- Arugula leaves to garnish
- oregano and oil
From the traditional dough
- In a bowl, mix the water with the oil, then add the yeast and mix again. In another bowl we put the flour with the salt, form a volcano and add the previous mixture. We mix everything until the dough detaches from the walls.
- Now comes the time to knead. In the base that we are going to work we fill it with flour. We begin to work the dough with our hands, we must knead it so that it is as elastic as possible and it rises better. The best way is to roll it out like a noodle and then twist it into a spiral, do this several times.
- Then we continue to knead the entire dough for approximately 10 minutes. Kneading is the trick of a good dough. Now put it in a bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 200º. On the base we sprinkle the tomato sauce and spread it all over the base, we can help ourselves with a palette.
- Add the three types of cheese all over the pizza, to taste, depending on what you like cheese. Add bacon to the pizza all over the surface. Finally add the arugula leaves and a little oregano. Leave some arugula leaves to garnish.
- I always add a little oil to pizzas before putting it in the oven. Put in the oven for about 20-25 minutes at 180º. You already know that each oven is different, keep this in mind.
- You already have your arugula pizza with bacon and cheese ready to eat.
I hope you enjoy it.
Qué buena pinta tiene la pizza, seguro que está rica, pero es que además Luisa hace unas fotos horriblemente bonitas!!
Llevo detrás de la bandeja bastante tiempo, me gusta porque sé que luego me va a servir para otras presentaciones, pero me echa para atrás porque también tengo el capricho de comprar una piedra par a pizza. Eso sí, el día que me decida, ¡estoy deseando preparar una como esta!