Introduction: Pizza "Margherita" and "Funghi"

About: Hello, my name is Auroris. Every day we have the opportunity to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.

Pizza "Margherita" or Pizza "Funghi" ? So hard to decide, so I will do both.

Choose your favorite topping and try to make Homemade Pizza!!!


Dough (for 1 pizza)

  • 100g water, lukewarm
  • 10g Fresh yeast
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 200g Flour - High-quality flour, all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Choose the topping:

Margherita (for 1 pizza)

  • 200g Mozzarella
  • 100g Tomato sauce
  • Basil leaves
  • Salt

Funghi (for 1 pizza)

  • 250g Mushrooms
  • 20g Butter
  • 100g Mozzarella
  • 100g Tomato sauce
  • Thyme leaves
  • Salt

Step 1: Activate Yeast

In a large bowl, mix together water, fresh yeast, and sugar. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Step 2: Prepare Dough

Add flour, salt and knead everything. Mix the olive oil in as the last step.

I use a mixer

  • for Thermomix set 2 min/"Kneading"
  • for KitchenAid set 2 min/Speed 2

Form dough into a ball shape, cover with cling film and let rise for 2 hours (until double in volume)

Step 3: Preheat Oven to 220°C / 420°F for a Sufficient Amount of Time

Step 4: Forming the Pizza Base

Cover the baking tray with baking paper. I will make one square pizza with 2 toppings, so I cut in half the ingredients.

The base must be prepared by hand. With a motion from the center outwards, start to press your fingers of both hands on the dough ball. Work gently to obtain the desired shape. At the edge form a small rim.

"Specifically excluded are the use of a rolling pin and mechanical presses."
- according to the official Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana rules - no joke)))

Step 5: Margerita

Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce, and mozzarella cubes, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 20 minutes.

Step 6: Funghi

Fry the mushrooms (with a pinch of salt) in butter until lightly brown. Drain off any excess oil. Spread tomato sauce, mushrooms, mozzarella cubes. Bakefor 20 minutes.

Step 7: Aromatic Herbs

Mix the leaves with olive oil, and sprinkle over the pizza and bake an additional 2-5 minutes.

Step 8: Bon Appétit!

Pizza Speed Challenge 2020

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Pizza Speed Challenge 2020