Originally from France, this Crudaiola pizza is a mouth watering pizza worth trying.
Carefully baked, this pizza gives a divine taste and ideal smell.
Always ensure you get perfect ingredients and add them to the perfect crust for your family to take part in a out of this world feast.
If you crave Vegetarian pizza with a Tomato pizza sauce then you shouldn’t look any further than this one.
Pizza is one of the most delicious and versatile foods out there! It’s the perfect meal for any occasion, whether you’re celebrating with friends and family, having a casual night in, or just looking for something comforting to eat.
It’s also a great way to get your daily dose of carbs, and if you choose toppings like vegetables and lean meats, it can be a balanced and nutritious meal too.
Plus, with so many different types of pizza available, you’ll never get tired of eating it. You can choose from classic pepperoni, to more gourmet options like truffle and arugula. Trust me, once you start eating pizza, you won’t be able to stop!
Pizza in France
The French love their food. Their most popular foods include bread, pastries, Cheese, soups and seafood. In a 2018 study, 96% of French people said they enjoy pizza with 84 percent ordering pizzas at home.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from France here.
Crudaiola Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Crudaiola Pizza either in your pizza oven or using a pizza stone.
Crudaiola Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Crudaiola Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Black Olives
- Baby Carrot
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 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 Crudaiola 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 yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 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 your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
- Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local shop, It takes around five minutes to make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- 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.
Don’t forget that you can always add salt and pepper to taste.
Preparing Crudaiola Pizza
Switch oven on to at least 450 degrees and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Stretch out dough into a circle, on a floured surface.
If you are using a pizza steel or stone, make sure it is preheating in oven.
Now it’s time to add the sauce. This recipe calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce around the pizza base, leaving a gap at edges.
Add your ingredients in size, from the largest to smallest.
Cheese should be sprinkled on at the end.
Toppings for this pizza are;
- Black Olives
- Baby Carrot
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
Whilst this pizza is very good by itself, yet why not with another pizza variety?
Put the Crudaiola pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and check the pizza.
This pizza should take approximately 15 minutes, however allow it to cook to personal taste.
About Baby Carrot
Baby carrots are a type of carrot that is smaller and more tender than regular carrots. They are often sold pre-peeled and pre-cut, and are ready to eat straight from the bag.
Baby carrots have a sweet, crisp flavor and are a healthy and convenient snack. They are a great choice for people who want to add more vegetables to their diet, and are perfect for munching on-the-go.
When making Crudaiola Pizza, I suggest you just use what you have available, without spending any money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
Having a good dough mixer can make all the difference. You don’t want to be manually kneading forever, do you?
Having a nice oil jug to pour olive oil gives you a decadent edge. They don’t cost that much either!
I use quality wooden boards constantly when making pizzas, botth to carry dough balls and to use when slicing baked pizzas.
Black Olives are Olives that have been allowed to fully ripen on the tree before harvesting. Black Olives aren’t Plain and boring either. There are a wide range of cured Black Olives to choose from, such as Italian Olives.
Black Olives have great nutritional value, and are a fantastic source of dietary fiber, iron and vitamin E. Black Olives contain high amounts of healthy monounsaturated fats.
Strange Pizza Facts
Here are some facts about pizza.
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.
Norway loves pizza
Each person that lives in Norway eats approximately 11 pounds of pizza each per year.
Most varieties of cheese on a pizza
The most varieties of cheese on a pizza is 834 was achieved by Morgan Niquet, François Robin and Julien Serri, during the SIRHA in Lyon, France on 25 September 2021
Pizza making FAQ
Below we’ve compiled the most common pizza making questions and provided expert answers. Are you looking for how to make delicious pizza at home? Please read on!
How to freeze pizza slices?
You can freeze pizza slices in small zip lock bags or plastic wrap, as long as it is air tight.
How long does a pizza take to cook?
A pizza can cook in as little as 90 seconds in a very hot pizza oven, or as long as 15-20 minutes in a typical kitchen oven. It also depends on the thickness of the base, and the amount of toppings included.
What kind of yeast for pizza dough?
For pizza, you can use either dry Yeast or fresh yeast. The importance thing here is that the yeast is still active, and not too old.
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