Spianata Calabrese piccante is a Hot Italian Salami from Calabria
Made with love, this pizza style boasts a good taste, matched with a unequaled smell.
Always make time to choose delicious ingredients and pair these with a fantastic crust for you and family to savor a scrumptious pizza feast.
If you like pizza with Tomato pizza sauce get ready for your stomach to rumble!
Pizza is a delicious and versatile food that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. One of the best things about pizza is that it can be customized to suit your individual tastes and dietary needs. You can choose from a variety of toppings, including vegetables, meats, and cheeses, to create a pizza that is truly your own.
Additionally, pizza is a great source of carbohydrates, which provide your body with energy to power through your day. Eating pizza can also be a fun and social activity, whether you’re enjoying a slice with friends or having a family pizza night at home.
So next time you’re thinking of what to eat, consider trying a pizza, you won’t regret it!
Pizza in Italy
A Naples invention, Pizza originated in Italy in the 1700’s, and they know how to craft the perfect pizza. Naples is the most famous location for pizza in the entire world, and you can still visit the world’s oldest pizzeria, the stunning Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Italy here.
Calabria Pizza Recipe
If you love pizza, you’re in for a treat! We’ve created a recipe for a delicious home baked Calabria Pizza that you can make in your backyard pizza oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Calabria Pizza Ingredients
Choose 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
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
- Two tsps salt
Calabria Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Spianata Calabrese Piccante
- Hot Calabrian Chili Peppers
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
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 Calabria Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can either make your own dough following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or a mixer, mix the dough until smooth. Pour dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Place dough into lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Sit in a warm place for roughly 30 minutes to an hour, to rise until it doubles in size.
- Fold the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently by hand for around five minutes or until smooth.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for the desired size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
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 either make your own tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Add ingredients in a large bowl, and stir or blend well.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
If you need to freeze this sauce, use an ice cube tray. Each cube is perfect for a small to medium sized pizza.
Preparing Calabria Pizza
Preheat your oven to roughly 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone or tray.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza peel, roll out to be smaller than that.
You start by spreading the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or ladle.
Then start 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.
Toppings to put on this pizza are;
- Spianata Calabrese Piccante
- Hot Calabrian Chili Peppers
Whilst this pizza is mouthwatering as is, or you could with another pizza variety?
Put the Calabria pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and set a timer for 10 minutes.
After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
Fresh Mozzarella is typically white, however when seasoned it can change to light yellow, depending on the animal’s diet. Due to its high moisture content, it is traditionally served the day after it is made, however it can be kept in brine for a week, or even longer if packaged well.
Mozzarella was first cited in an Italian cookbook in 1570. Nowadays, Mozzarella can be twisted to form a plait, and called Treccia. You can also buy it as a smoked cheese, called Affumicata.
When making Calabria Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s the basic pizza tools that I always suggest…
I use quality wooden boards constantly when making pizzas, botth to carry dough balls and to use when slicing baked pizzas.
The one pizza tool everyone should own. There are a few varieities to choose from, see how to cut pizza for more.
A pizza stone is a great way to up your pizza game at home. Read more about cooking with a Pizza Stone.
Did you know that in any given day, a quarter of the world’s population eats food with Chili Peppers in it? They were being eaten 6,000 years ago, according to scientists.
The active ingredient in chili peppers is capsaicin. When it is eaten, capsaicin triggers pain receptors that normally alert the body to dangerous physical heat. That’s why sometimes it may feel like your mouth really is on fire.
Facts about Pizza
What do you think about these facts?
Norway loves pizza
Each person that lives in Norway eats approximately 11 pounds of pizza each per year.
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 on shelves at convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations and bars.
Pizza making FAQ
Below we’ve compiled the most common pizza making questions and provided expert answers. Are you looking for how to make awesome pizza at home? Please read on!
What is double cut pizza?
A double cut pizza is exactly as it sounds. Say your large pizza normally gets cut into 8 slices. A double cut pizza will be 16 slices. So double the cuts (and resulting pizza slices).
How many carbs in pizza sauce?
For every 100 grams of pizza sauce, there are roughly 9 grams of carbohydrates.
Why didn’t my pizza dough rise?
If your pizza dough hasn’t risen, it’s because there was little or no fermentation. A few reasons could be (a) the yeast was dead. Try using fresh yeast again and see. (b) there wasn’t enough yeast – normally you need 1% to 5% of your flour weight. Try increasing the yeast percentage. (c) The conditions are too cold. You will find that it may take longer, depending how cold your kitchen is. Try placing the bowl near a sunny window perhaps?
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