This new pizza recipe is high on flavour and low on fuss.
A white sauce pizza always gets people eating.
Pizza in Spain
Spanish people eat approximately 4.3kg each in Pizza per year. This may sound a lot, yet that is small compared to markets such as the US and UK. The Spanish also enjoy a Mediterranean style diet of cereals, pulses, vegetables, fish and other seasonal foods.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Spain here.
Base Bianca Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Base Bianca Pizza either in your wood pizza oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Base Bianca Pizza Ingredients
Ensure you have enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce amounts below are for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Base Bianca Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Parsnip Puree
- Red Onion
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Base Bianca Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry pizza dough balls.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can add a splash of olive oil for a great taste.
Preparing Base Bianca Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for White Sauce. Spread the White Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
- Parsnip Puree
- Red Onion
I find this pizza flavorsome as is, or you could enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Base Bianca pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
About Red Onion
Often consumed raw, Red Onion can also be cooked or grilled with other foods. Red onions are crunchy, pungent, sweet, and slightly spicy when raw, and the cooking process reduces their flavour and spice levels.
The compound that gives red onions their striking colour – Flavonoid – reduces LDL, the bad cholesterol, and is good for people reducing their cholesterol levels. Red onions contain vitamin C, fiber, iron, and calcium.
When making Base Bianca Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
Yes, I know, many people swear by hand stretching, however there’s times in all our lives where we need a good wooden roller.
Sometimes called a paddle or shovel, a pizza peel is a vital tool for those who make pizza regularly.
Good quality metal or plastic bench scrapers make it so much esier to both cut your dough, and scrape your bench. I prefer plastic to avoid scratching my bench.
Mozzarella is typically white when fresh, however when seasoned, it often changes to light yellow. Ideally it is served the day after it was made. However it can be kept in brine for a week, or even longer if packaged well.
Mozzarella is the most popular cheese to put on pizza as a topping. It can also be twisted to form a plait, and called Treccia.
These are all true, believe me!
Pizza by plane
There’s a restaurant located in Alaska, called Airport Pizza. As the name suggests, they deliver pizzas by plane.
Frozen pizza was invented in 1957
Originally only available in grocery stores at first, until popularity grew, and is now onshelves at convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations and bars.
In 2016, UK Pizzeria, Crazy Pedro’s, launched a Cadbury Creme Egg Pizza. As well as the creme eggs, the pizza is also topped with marshmallows, brownies and chocolate sauce.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make great pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Can I make pizza without making pizza dough?
Absolutely! Just buy a premade base at your shopping centre, or even ask your local pizza store if they will sell you some bases or dough. It’s amazing how many people will willingly do this, to encourage you to start your homemade pizza hobby.
Can I use Baking Powder instead of yeast?
I don’t recommend using baking powder as a replacement at all. Baking powder is a chemical leavener. It isn’t the same as yeast at all. Yeast is an organism that enables pizza dough to develop richer flavors and texture. Types of bread that are made with chemical leaveners are a totally different texture than pizza.
Can I use durum wheat flour for pizza dough?
It depends; if it’s fine enough, yes. Durum wheat is a variety that is usually ground down to make semolina, which is used to make pasta. If it is ground into a finer flour, it can be used to make pizza dough and breads.
Have you made Base Bianca Pizza?
Featured image: Source