- Tomato sauce
- Spices/herbs as you like
The flour is the be-all and end-all for making the perfect pizza dough. You need to use a special-grade flour, which can be Tipo 0 or Tipo 00. The decisive factor here is the protein percentage which must be 12.5% or higher. The protein percentage contributes to a strong gluten structure.
- 1 kg Tipo 0 or Tipo 00
- 650 ml water
- 2 grammes of yeast
- 30 grammes of salt
Pour water into a bowl, add salt and mix well.
Add 30% of the flour and mix till all the flour has been dissolved.
Then add the yeast and the rest of the flour. Knead until all the flour has been absorbed into the dough and then tip the dough out onto the table.
Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes until smooth and strong The core temperature must be between 23 and 26 degrees Celsius.
Cover the dough with a damp tea towel and leave to rest for 2 hours.
Cut the dough into 6 parts and roll into small balls. Put the balls into a plastic box that is large enough to leave room for the dough balls without touching each other. Put on the lid and leave to rise for 24 hours at 16-18 degrees Celsius – i.e. in a cool room.
Use your fingers to stretch out the dough – on no account use a rolling pin!
Sprinkle durum flour onto the table when shaping your pizzas.
Use your fingers to press a 2-cm edge all around the pizza. Turn the pizza upside down and repeat the process 4 times.
Now the pizza should preferably be of a diameter of approximately 20-25 cm. Stretch the pizza over the entire circumference till it reaches 35-40 cm in diameter.
Put the topping of your choice onto the dough. Sprinkle a little durum flour onto your pizza peel and gently push it under the pizza. Place the pizza in the centre of your Forno Spin and switch on the rotation. Bake for 1-1½ minute.
Nikolaj's Tomato sauce
- 2 cans skinned tomatoes
- 1 garlic clove, halved
- 1 pinch of chilli flakes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Put olive oil and garlic into a saucepan and place it on the gas ring
Heat the oil at medium heat. Add chilli when the garlic begins to turn golden and then the tomatoes.
Add salt and pepper and leave the tomato sauce to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Sample the sauce and season with additional salt and pepper, as required.
Put your tomato sauce onto the calzone base leaving a 2 cm edge.
Put ham, mozzarella and herbs, if any, onto one half of the calzone pizza. Fold the dough over and press the edge all the way round.
”Twist” the edge all the way round to make sure that your calzone is completely sealed.
Bake the pizza till golden and crisp for approximately 1½ minute in total. Turn down the heat to medium heat after 1 minute and for the remaining time.