Created in New Zealand, this Garlic pizza is a luscious pizza you should try at home.
Baked with care, this pizza style has a fantastic taste and impeccable scent to enjoy.
Take time to invest in perfect toppings and add them to a delicious crust for you to enjoy a delicious feast.
If you like Vegetarian pizza with Olive Oil pizza sauce get ready for hunger pains.
Experimenting with different pizza toppings is a great way to discover new and exciting flavor combinations! The possibilities are endless, from classic toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms, to more adventurous options like BBQ chicken and pineapple.
By trying different pizza toppings, you open yourself up to a world of new tastes and textures that you may have never considered before. Plus, it can also be a great way to try new foods and ingredients that you may have been hesitant to try in other dishes. Also by experimenting with different topping combinations you can create a pizza that truly suits your personal taste and preferences. You might be surprised how much you enjoy a topping you’ve never tried before.
Plus, it’s just plain fun! There’s nothing quite like biting into a slice of pizza loaded with your favorite toppings and realizing you’ve created your perfect meal. So go ahead and be daring, try something new, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different pizza toppings!
Pizza in New Zealand
Naples-style pizza is very popular throughout New Zealand, with a crunchy, crispy crust with a selection of toppings that are local from New Zealand, as well as imported Aged Cheeses and Meats.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from New Zealand here.
Garlic Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Garlic Pizza either in your wood pizza oven or the oven in your kitchen.
Garlic Pizza Ingredients
Ensure you have 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
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- Two tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
Garlic Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Olive Oil
Olive Oil Pizza Sauce
- 1 clove of Garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- Salt to taste
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 Garlic 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 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.
Olive Oil Method
You can make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Press or finely chop the garlic into a small bowl.
- Add the olive oil, oregano, and coarse salt.
- Stir ingredients well together.
- Apply to pizza bases.
Try using a pesto sauce, or adding a little pesto to your sauce for a new flavour.
Preparing Garlic Pizza
Start by heating your oven to at least 450 degrees.
Spread out your dough on a well floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, flour the peel and create your pizza on it.
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Olive Oil. Spread the Olive Oil Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Olive Oil
Whilst this pizza is great as is, or you could with another style of pizza?
Put the Garlic pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and see how cooked pizza is.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
Parmesan is a translation of the Italian words, Parmigiano-Reggiano. The two terms refer to the same cheese. Often referred to as the “King of Cheeses”, Parmesan is an Italian hard, granular cheese produced from cows’ milk, which is then Aged for at least 12 months.
Parmesan was praised as far back as 1348 in the writings of famous Italian writer, Boccaccio, in his works, the Decameron. October 27 is designated the International “Parmigiano Reggiano Day” by The Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano.
When making Garlic Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have already, and avoid spending a ton of money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
You will find having a seive such a useful element for pizza making as well as all your baking. It’s great to filter all flours through a fine mesh sieve, to make sure they’re ready for use.
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.
Pizza making is all about precision, so having a full set of both wet and dry measuring cups on hand is critical. It is so important when making pizza dough to accurately measure all your ingredients.
Globally, more than 10 million tons of garlic are produced every year. Many ancient civilisations, such as the Egyptians and Romans, embraced Garlic for its medicinal properties.
So many cuisines across the globe use Garlic. So many different dishes use garlic, it is probably easier to list the dishes that Garlic doesn’t go in. Garlic is a fantastic topping on pizza.
Want to store some leftovers after your meal? Here are a few tips.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
How to reheat
There are many ways to reheat pizza. We cover seven of them in this article.
Can you freeze pizza?
You can freeze pizza for up to three months, however I’d suggest consuming it within the first few weeks, ideally.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How much sodium is in a slice of pizza?
Pizza has a significant amount of sodium. A typical slice of pizza can have anywhere from 600 to 1500 mg of sodium per slice. This makes it easy to hit the daily 2,300mg limit that they recommend.
Can I use a mixer to make the dough?
Sure thing! I regularly do. Always use a mixer with a dough hook attachment to make your pizza dough. First, add the dry ingredients and form a well to add the liquid, then always start on the lowest speed first, before increasing the speed and mixing for 5-6 minutes. If your mixer starts sounding like it’s straining, turn it to a slower speed for a longer time.
Where was the world’s most expensive pizza made?
The worlds most expensive pizza costs $12,000 and is made in Salerno, Italy.
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