Peter Reinhart’s Napoletana Pizza and Pizza Sauce from Scratch

I was going to do this post later, but I got so many requests for the recipe and detailed post ever since I posted the preview images on FB group that I decided to do it earlier and push the post planned for today. SO all you HBG members, here is the recipe and detailed instructions for making pizza at home from scratch.

 

Peter Reinhart's Neapoletana Pizza

Peter Reinhart’s Napoletana Pizza

When I first thought of making pizza, I kept postponing it. Why? Because I fear the unknown. How can I make pizza at home? There must be special techniques/ pan/ equipment required. It can not be that simple.

Pizza Sauce from Scratch

Pizza Sauce from Scratch

These were few of  my thoughts.

Peter Reinhart’s recipe has been touted as the best across blog-o-sphere and I was influenced, to say the least! Since I do not own his book, I chose to go with Heidi’s detailed instructions and recipe.

Peter Reinhart's Napoletana Pizza

Peter Reinhart’s Napoletana Pizza

If I am making the pizza, I had this niggling thought, why not make the pizza sauce at home? Why not jump in, why test waters only? So came across the recipe for sauce at home, on food network which had very good reviews.

Pizza Sauce from Scratch

Pizza Sauce from Scratch

All in all I was set for a pizza at home. And when I started doing it I realized how simple and easy it is. The dough is pre-made, the sauce is pre-made. You only need to rise the dough for 2 hours before ready to roll and bake the pizza.

It was a breeze. Without a pizza stone. You don’t know what it is? Even I don’t know?

Pizza Sauce from Scratch

Pizza Sauce from Scratch

I sent kid and V to school and office respectively and set about rising the dough. After 2 hours, I rolled it quite easily and then was happily putting together the most scrumptious pizza I ever had.

I used minimal toppings – sauce, cheese, green pepper and olives. The less the better.

Peter Reinhart's Napoletana Pizza

Peter Reinhart’s Napoletana Pizza

After the first bite I realized that this truly is the simplest, easiest, tastiest, yummiest and bestest pizza I ever had. I know bestest is no word. But I am pizza crazy at the moment so excuse me, please!

I have kicked myself 100 times during the pizza making process and I am sore! I don’t have a fetish, please relax. I kicked myself for not attempting, pizza sauce and pizza at home. It is so simple. Now pizza dough is going to be a permanent feature in my freezer.

Pizza Sauce from Scratch

Pizza Sauce from Scratch

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Sending this recipe to

  1. Bake Fest #  24 hosted by Pallavi, an event originally started by Vardhini.
  2. What’s with my Cuppa event started by Nupur.
  3. Yeastspotting
  4. Panissimo – October Edition, originally started by Bread & Companatico (Barbara) and Indovina chi viene a cena? (Sandra).
  5. Bread Showcase by Wisla – A Polish group similar to Panissimo

Comments

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  2. hi deepali this is really fabulous one turned very pretty… visit my space whn u have time
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  3. This is yummyyy…I am drooling over all the pictures..I wish I could come and visit and gobble the whole thing up…hihi..too good dear..

  4. This is my favorite pizza. Thank you for attaching beautiful baking. I invite you again.

  5. A thin crust, just the way I like it. Good job! And nice photos too. Thank you for contributing to Panissimo.

  6. Fabulous. Thanks for linking this to my event. Looking for more wonderful recipes like this.

    On-going event: Dish it out: Coconut and sugar/salt.

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