Diavola aka Devil-style Sauce, is called that, after its spicy taste. To be Diavola, the pizza needs plenty of spice, normally from hot Salami and pickledJalapeno.
Created well, this pizza boasts a delectable flavor, coupled with a excellent scent to enjoy.
Ensure you always pick excellent toppings and add them to a fantastic crust for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable homemade pizza meal.
Are you into Meat pizza with Tomato sauce? Then you can’t ignore 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.
Diavola Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Diavola Pizza using a backyard pizza oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Diavola Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough 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
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 2 tsps salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
Diavola Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Spianata Calabrese Piccante
- Chili Powder
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 Diavola Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry premade pizza dough in balls.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Leave sitting for roughly five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the 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.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected 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
Why settle for boring store-bought sauce when you can make your own? We’ve included a simple recipe for you to follow. But, if you’re not feeling up to it, you can always purchase sauce at your local market.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Using either a whisk, or blender, mix well.
- Let sit for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to use or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- You can also freeze leftover sauce.
Give your pizza sauce a spicy kick by adding some chilli or sweet chilli sauce to the recipe.
Preparing Diavola 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
- Chili Powder
I find this pizza great by itself, yet why not pair it with another pizza as well?
Put the Diavola pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten 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.
The Italian word for Pepperoni is Peperone, which translates to Bell Pepper. The first use of this word can be traced back to the early 20th Century when it was used to refer to a Sausage. In the early 1900s, Italian immigrants started combining their European superior flavors with American ingredients.
In 1919, the first mention of Pepperoni occurred in New York City. It gained popularity and was used as toppings for most Italian pizzerias and delicacies. Pepperoni is widely accepted as an Italian-American food.
When making Diavola Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
Glass Measuring Jug
A good quality, heavy glass measuring jug with clear marking for various measures to me is a must. I hate taking chances with portions, so it’s an important tool for me.
Dough Proofing Box
If you make a lot of dough through the year, you’ll find owning a pizza dough proofing box very useful.
Glass Measuring Jug
I hate taking chances with portions, so having a quality glass jug with clear to read measurements a vital kitchen tool for me.
Spianata Calabrese Piccante
Spianata Calabrese Piccante is one of the most exciting pizza toppings for those who like a bit of spice on their pies. Originating from Calabria, Italy, this topping adds a kick to any pizza due to its unique mix of red pepper flakes, garlic and anchovies.
The savory flavor and slightly hot taste make it an ideal topping for pizzas that can be enjoyed either as a snack or part of an Italian-style meal.
These facts will interest you.
The longest calzone came in at a whopping length of 18.22 m (59 ft 9.5 in) in July 2019. It was achieved by The Vaughan Pizza Fest and Roberto Vergalito (both Canada) at Revel Park in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.
Pizza as currency
The world’s first pizza ATM went live in 2016, at Xavier University, Ohio. Customers can purchase a medium pizza using a touchscreen, which the machine then heats up and dispenses through a slot.
That’s alot of pizza
There are over 61,000 pizzerias trading in the USA.
Keen on seeing more than Diavola pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make delicious pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making 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.
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