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Pizza, Gabriele Bonci recipe!!!!


Gabriele Bonci is one of the most famous Italian bakers from Rome, is the owner of a very famous pizzeria in Rome city centre called Pizzarium!
I love this guy, every thursday is a guest of my favourite italian cooking program “la prova del cuoco” the italian version of ready steady cook! Listening to him while he talks about bread, pizza, how to knead is just amazing and definitely contagious. I wanted to try this recipe for a very long time but I never got the chance before and though it was quite difficult but I was wrong...a beautiful pizza very easy to make! You need to try this!!!

350 gr. of strong flour (Bonci recommends to use organic and stone-grounded flour)
245 gr. of water
2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
10gr. of salt
some semolina flour
5gr. of fresh yeast
In a large bowl with a fork mix the flour, yeast and water. When it's almost mixed add the oil and the salt. Mix well until the lumps are gone.The dough will be very sticky and quite fluid.
Let it rest for 10 minutes. Put the dough in a well floured (with semolina flour) surface and knead it gently folding the dough like an envelope and turn the dough by 90ยบ, fold and turn the dough for a few times. You will see the dough getting smooth and less sticky!
Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and let it rest in the lower part of the fridge for 24 hours.
Take out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature, pre-heat the oven at the maximum temperature.
Drop the dough in the well floured worktop, and with the finger tips stretch the dough. Then with your arms put it on a oiled baking tray!
To help you watch this video, is in Italian but you can see clearly how to fold the dough and how to move it to the baking sheet.
My favourite is pizza margherita but you can use the topping you prefer.
Place first the tray at the bottom of the oven and then move it at the top of the oven. It will take approximately 15 to 20 mins to cook.

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3 commenti

  1. Oh I love!!! Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I love that I can be assured that your recipes will be authentic Italian classics! Thank you x

  2. Thank you Dom, yes real Italian pizza!!!! and very delicious!!!
    You have to try this!!!!

  3. That looks really delicious and totally authentic. I will have to try this out, your blog is great!