Pizza Bianca (white pizza)

Serves: 4

You will need

For the dough

1 sachet active dry yeast
180ml lukewarm water
250g strong white flour
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp salt

For the topping

100g good quality mozzarella, preferably buffalo-milk
100g ricotta cheese
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp grated parmesan
Small bunch fresh basil, leaves only
Salt and pepper



Directions

1 For the dough. In the bowl of a food mixer add all the ingredients and mix on a medium-high speed for 6 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic, or if you want to do it by hand, mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon and then knead for 10 minutes.

2 Pat the kneaded dough into a round shape and place in an oiled bowl, cover loosely with cling film, place in a steam oven on 40oC for 25 minutes to prove or leave in a warm place until it has doubled in size.

3 Preheat the oven to 220oC.

4 When the dough has risen and doubled in volume, remove from the bowl. Flatten it as much as you can with the help of a rolling pin, transfer into a tray and then do the rest with your fingers. Leave the rim a little higher than the rest.

5 Now assemble the pizza. Spread the ricotta and mozzarella, garlic, parmesan and seasoning across the dough.

6 Bake for 15 minutes.

7 Once it’s cooked, scatter over the basil leaves and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top. Serve immediately.

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