Italian Bread & Pizza

How to Make NEAPOLITAN PIZZA PARIGINA

Pizza Parigina it’s a typical Neapolitan rustic pizza consisting of pizza base stuffed with tomato, provola cheese, cooked ham and a covering of crispy puff pastry … in a word, delicious!!!

 


 

 

 

SERVINGS:4

INGREDIENTS:

For the Pizza Dough:

  • 250 grams of 00 flour (1½ cups)
  • 150 ml. of water (2/3 cup)
  • 12 ml. of extra virgin olive oil (3 tsp)
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 3 grams of fresh yeast  (0.71 tsp)
  • 1 pinch of sugar

To Garnish:

  • 400 grams peeled tomatoes (14 oz)
  • 75 grams sliced cooked ham (3 oz)
  • 150 grams (5 oz) of cheese (caciocavallo, mozzarella or provola)

To make Cover;

  • 120 grams  (4 oz) of puff pasrtry
  • 1 small egg yolk
  • 1 cup of milk

 

 

Preparation of the pizza dough:

  • In a bowl, pour the water at room temperature and dissolve the yeast with a fork.
  • Pour the flour and sugar into another bowl and mix by hand.
  • Gradually incorporate the yeast with the water.
  • Knead by hand until the mixture takes on a consistency.
  • Gradually pour in the oil. After incorporating half of the oil, add and stir in the salt. Add the rest of the oil.
  • Knead again until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
  • Transfer to a work surface and work the dough for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Form a ball and place in a large container.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at a temperature of 77 to 82 F for about 3 hours.

Assembly and cooking:

  • Drain the peeled tomatoes and cut into strips. Mash them with a fork or chop them with a knife.

  • Take the dough and place on the plate with parchment paper and lightly oiled.

  • Stretch the dough with your fingers and cover with plastic film. Let stand about 20 min.

  • Remove the plastic film and spread the tomato over almost the entire surface.

  • Slice ham and cheese evenly.

  • Spread the puff pastry and form a rectangle large enough to cover the pizza.

  • Place the dough on the pizza, smooth the edges and prick with a fork.

  • In a bowl, combine the egg yolk and milk and brush the surface.

  • Preheat the oven to 390 F.

  • Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 min.

  • Cut into pieces with a knife.

  • Serve and enjoy!

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