First created in South Korea, this Neapolitan pizza is a delectable pizza you’ll want to try.
Made with love, this type of pizza boasts a savory taste paired with an extravagant scent to enjoy.
Spend the time to find excellent toppings and pair these with a delicious crust for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable homemade pizza feast.
If you crave pizza with a Tomato pizza sauce then you shouldn’t look any further than this one.
There’s something about pizza that just makes it irresistible to so many people. One reason is the combination of flavors and textures. The combination of warm, gooey cheese and flavorful sauce is hard to beat. Plus, you can add all sorts of toppings to a pizza, from meats like pepperoni and sausage to vegetables like mushrooms and bell peppers.
This allows for endless flavor combinations to suit everyone’s taste. Another reason is that pizza is a comfort food, it’s warm, it’s filling and it brings back memories of happy times with friends and family.
Additionally, pizza is also a social food, it’s perfect to share with friends and family while watching a game or just hanging out. All of these reasons contribute to why pizza is one of the most beloved foods around the world.
Pizza in South Korea
Pizza isn’t regularly consumed in South Korea, compared to many other local dishes. Most South Korean meals are based on rice, Meat, seafood and vegetables. The very tasty Kimchi is served with just about every meal.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from South Korea here.
Neapolitan Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Neapolitan Pizza whether it be in your wood pizza oven or your kitchen oven.
Neapolitan Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so add more or less, if required.
Simple Pizza dough
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Neapolitan Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Olive Oil
Easy 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 Neapolitan Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or buy a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around 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 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.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
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.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
You can make the sauce the day before and refrigerate to save time.
Preparing Neapolitan 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 Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce 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
I find this pizza good on its own, or why not enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Neapolitan pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
In 10 minutes, open oven door and check.
The pizza should take roughly 15 minutes to cook, adjust time to cook to personal taste.
Native to tropical regions, Basil is mostly grown as a herb to add to dishes. The Leaves can be used either dried or fresh on salads, pasta, meats, fish and, of course, pizza.
Basil works best alongside toppings such as cheeses, Tomatoes, lemon, garlic and Olives. Weird fact: ancient Roman gardeners thought that Basil would grow larger, if you yelled and cursed at the plant.
When making Neapolitan Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
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.
Related to mangoes, almonds, cherries and peaches, Olives are very healthy, with high levels of vitamin E and powerful antioxidants. Olives are small stone fruits that grow on trees that can live for thousands of years.
Olives come in an assortment of colour, however this is a reflection of the maturity of the fruit; green and black olives come from the same trees, and aren’t different species. In ancient roman times, women used olive oil in their hair and skin during bathing.
Facts about Pizza
What do you think about these facts?
Don’t worry, be happy
In Cambodia, some pizzerias have marijuana topped ‘happy pizzas’ on their menu.
Celebrate everything cheese pizza
Did you know the US celebrates National Cheese Pizza Day, every 5th of September.
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.
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 long should I leave stretched out dough out before making pizza?
As short a time as possible. The longer you leave it, the more chance that your dough will stick to whatever surface it is on, will become moist and soggy or will start drying out. It’s best to roll out a ball of dough just prior to adding the pizza sauce and toppings.
How long to preheat pizza stone?
Ideally, you should poreheat your oven for at least 30 minutes prior to putting the pizza in.
How do I make pizza in a cast iron skillet?
It is easy to make pizza in a cast iron skillet! Just preheat your cast iron skillet or pan, carefully lay your stretched-out pizza dough inside, add your pizza toppings and cheese, return the pan to the oven, and bake away. If you find it sticks, try adding more flour or oil underneath the base when placing it in the skillet.
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