Most countries have a vegetarian pizza option.
Baked well, this type of pizza boasts a fantastic flavor, matching the immaculate scent to enjoy.
Although now with Vegan Cheeses and doughs, it is becoming more common to see Vegan pizza too.
In the mood for a Meat pizzas with a Tomato sauce? Well then check this pizza out.
Pizza making is a fun activity that brings people together. Whether you’re a group of friends, family or coworkers, it’s an interactive and social activity that allows everyone to get creative with their toppings and make their own personalized pizza.
Plus, it’s a great way to bond and spend time together while creating something tasty. You can make the dough from scratch or use pre-made dough, and have a mini pizza making party. It’s a great activity for kids and adults alike, everyone can get involved and have fun.
Making pizza together is a great way to break the ice and get to know each other if you are in a new group. Whether you are experienced or new to making pizza, it’s a fun and tasty way to bring people together and make memories.
Pizza in Spain
The Spanish people are avid consumers of a Mediterranean style diet, based on fish, olive Oil, pulses, cereals and fresh vegetables as well as other seasonal foods. The Spanish consume about 4.3kg each in Pizza per year.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Spain here.
Pepperoni Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Pepperoni Pizza from either a wood fired pizza oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Pepperoni Pizza Ingredients
Ensure you have 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
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Pepperoni Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
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 Pepperoni 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 salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and 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.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
DIY pizza sauce is a cinch with these simple instructions. But, if you’re not in the mood to make it from scratch, feel free to purchase some from your local store.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To save time, you can make the sauce ahead of time and keep it in the fridge till you’re ready to use.
Preparing Pepperoni Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by 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.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
I find this pizza flavorsome as is, or you could enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Pepperoni pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
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 Pepperoni Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
Leftovers need to go somewhere, and I hate using lots of plastic wrap or alfoil. I prefer good air tight clear containers for my fridge.
Dough storage containers must be of high quality and airtight.
Quality Food Containers
Leftovers need to go somewhere, and I don’t enjoy using aluminium foil or plastic wrap all the time. A couple of good air tight containers should be in every home.
Mozzarella is typically white when fresh, however when seasoned, it often changes to light yellow. Ideally it is served the day after it was made. However it can be kept in brine for a week, or even longer if packaged well.
Mozzarella is the most popular cheese to put on pizza as a topping. It can also be twisted to form a plait, and called Treccia.
These are all true, believe me!
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.
In 2016, UK Pizzeria, Crazy Pedro’s, launched a Cadbury Creme Egg Pizza. As well as the creme eggs, the pizza is also topped with marshmallows, brownies and chocolate sauce.
Keen on seeing more than Pepperoni pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make great pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked 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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