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Traditional Style Pizza

Birrittella’s Traditional Style Pizza: An Easy Step by Step Recipe.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Dough Temperature 2 hrs
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Equipment

  • 1 Pizza Stone OR Pizza Baking Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Birrittellas NY Traditional Style Dough
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 6 oz Freshly Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup Pizza Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Basil Leaves Optional
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan Optional

Instructions
 

  • Be sure to allow your dough to come to room temperature before stretching. (About 2 hours)
  • Preheat your oven to 475 degrees. If using a pizza stone, let it heat up for 20 mins in the oven.
  • Flour your work area along with your dough.
  • Begin pressing through the center working from the inside out to form the shape of your dough. Do this for a few minutes until your dough starts to widen out a bit.
  • Then pick up your dough, place your fist in the center, then, using your other hand, pull away in a circular motion to stretch the dough. Repeat this about 5 times then place your dough down to rest for 5-10 mins.
  • After resting, pick your dough up and repeat your circular stretching motion. By now it should be much easier to work with and should become about a 14”-16” wide pizza.
  • Oil your pizza pan with olive and place your dough on top
  • Add your pizza sauce and cheese.
  • Bake for 20 mins or until crust becomes lightly golden and crispy. Each oven is different so be sure to check about halfway through.
  • Add a minute or two more if necessary to bake.
  • Remove from the oven and add your freshly grated parmesan and basil leaves. Enjoy!
Keyword Dough, Pizza, Traditional