Authentic Pizza Napoletana Recipe

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INGREDIENTS

  • Pizza dough 1 recipe
  • Peeled whole tomatoes, drained — 1 (14-ounce) can
  • Olive oil — 1 tablespoon
  • Oregano — 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper — to taste
  • Fresh buffalo or cow milk mozzarella, sliced into thin rounds — 1 pound
  • Olive oil — for drizzling

Directions

  1. Make the pizza dough according to directions. Set a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F.
  2. Put the tomatoes through a food mill or pulse them lightly in a food processor or blender., leaving them a little chunky. Stir in the 1 tablespoon olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough one-half of the dough into a 13-inch round. Transfer the round to a floured pizza peel. Spread about 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce over the dough, starting in the middle and working in a circular motion outward. Leave a 1-inch border around the edge of the dough.
  4. Lay half of the mozzarella slices evenly over the pizza, sprinkle it with salt and pepper and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.
  5. Slide the pizza onto the pizza stone and bake until cheese is melted and the crust is cooked through and browned, about 7 to 9 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, cut into pieces and serve immediately. Repeat with remaining dough.

 

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