Le Pizzette
Mini Pizzas

Le pizzette are a popular snack (una merenda) in Italy.  You'll often find them served in bars.  
They are usually topped with some sugo di pomodoro (tomato sauce) and la mozzarella.

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Ingredients

750g Pizza or 00 Flour

14g Brewer's Yeast

400ml Warm Water

100ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4 tsp Sugar (check instructions on yeast packet)

3 tbsp Table Salt

400ml Tomato Sauce

1 Ball Fresh Mozzarella

Oregano

Ingredienti

750g Farina da Pizza 00

14g Lievito di Birra

400ml Acqua Tiepida

100ml Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva                    

4 Cucchiaini di Zucchero

3 Cucchiai di Sale Fino

400ml Sugo di Pomodoro

1 Mozzarella Fresca

Origano

Nella foto: un'impastatrice, il lievito, la farina e l'olio d'oliva

Passo 1 - Step 1

È ora di cucinare!
It's time to cook!

  • Place la farina - the flour, il lievito -yeast, lo zucchero -sugar and il sale - the salt in a mixing bowl - una ciotola.  Use the dough hook attachment to mix them together.

  • Piano piano - gradually add l'acqua -the water and l'olio extra vergine d'oliva - the extra virgin olive oil.   Make sure you tap the sides of the bowl to loosen any flour that has stuck.

  • A ball of dough should form after the water and oil have been added.  Mix on the lowest speed setting for 10 minutes.  Afterwards, you should have a ball of dough as pictured below.

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Passo 2 - Step 2

  • Lascia riposare l'impasto - Leave the dough 'to rest' in the bowl, covered with a warm, damp cloth for 2 hours.  Dopo, l'impasto sarà raddoppiato di volume - Afterwards, the dough will have doubled in size, as pictured above.

  • Togli l'impasto dalla ciotola - Remove the dough from the bowl.  It should be very elastic and will shrink a little when handled.

  • Spargi un po' di farina - Sprinkle a little flour over a clean work surface and using un matterello - a rolling pin, stretch out half of the dough.

  • Use una tazza - a cup or a cookie cutter per fare dei dischi - to make discs.

  • Dab some kitchen roll in olive oil and lightly grease una teglia - a baking tray.  Poi sistema i dischi nella teglia - Then spread the discs out on the tray.

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Passo 3 - Step 3

  • Spalma il sugo di pomodoro sulle pizzette - Spread the tomato sauce over the pizzette.  (The tomato sauce is il sugo di pomodoro and the recipe is found on the Pasta, Risotto and Sauces page.)

  • Spargi l'origano - sprinkle the oregano over the sauce then spargi la mozzarella - crumble the mozzarella over the top by hand.

  • Cook in il forno - the oven, preheated at 220°C for 12-15 minutes.

  • Serve right away or enjoy cold as a snack - una merenda.

Buon appetito!

le pizzette, Italian mini pizzas, recipe

Le pizzette sono pronte da mangiare!

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