First made in Italy, this Tartufata pizza is a scrummy vegetarian pizza you should taste.
Made as shown, this type of pizza gives a distinctive taste, matched with a imaginative aroma to enjoy.
Always ensure you get the best toppings and pair these with a perfect base for you and friends to savor a perfect pizza dinner.
If you enjoy a tasty Vegetarian pizza using a Tomato sauce then you may fall in love with this pizza.
Pizza is incredibly popular for so many reasons! For one, it’s a versatile dish that can be customized to suit just about any taste. Whether you prefer a classic pepperoni pizza or a more unconventional option like a BBQ chicken pizza, the options are endless.
Additionally, it’s a food that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, making it perfect for family dinners, parties, or a casual night in. Another reason why pizza is so popular is that it’s a relatively inexpensive meal that can be made at home or easily ordered from a pizzeria or even delivered to your doorstep.
Lastly, It’s just flat-out delicious! The combination of gooey melted cheese, savory tomato sauce and various toppings is hard to resist for many. All in all, pizza is a crowd-pleaser, and it’s no wonder it’s so beloved by so many people around the world.
Pizza in Italy
A Naples invention, Pizza originated in Italy in the 1700’s, and they know how to craft the perfect pizza. Naples is the most famous location for pizza in the entire world, and you can still visit the world’s oldest pizzeria, the stunning Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Italy here.
Tartufata Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Tartufata Pizza either in your backyard pizza oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Tartufata Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. 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 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- Two tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
Tartufata Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Oyster Mushrooms
- Truffle Oil
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 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 Tartufata 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 glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 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 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.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for 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
You can make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at 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.
You can make the sauce the day before and refrigerate to save time.
Preparing Tartufata 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;
- Oyster Mushrooms
- Truffle Oil
I find this pizza very nice on its own, or why not with other pizzas as well?
Put the Tartufata pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 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.
The very delicious Truffle fungus is one of the highest priced foods that you can buy. The high costs come from the scarcity of Truffles, how extremely difficult they are to grow, and the fact they take many years to cultivate.
The flavors are often difficult to describe. Some say Truffles taste like they smell: nutty, oaky and earthy, with sweet and juicy notes similar to fresh Black Olives.
When making Tartufata Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s what items I always recommend…
A quality rubber spatula really helps when it comes to scraping bowls and plates, etc.
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!
There are thousands of varieties of Mushrooms, with different colors, shapes, and sizes. All of the edible ones are low in calories and fat, and contain modest amounts of fiber and various nutrients.
Mushrooms have been eaten and used as medicine for thousands of years. Button, Oyster, Portobello, Shiitake and Enoki are among the most popular Mushrooms to eat raw or cooked.
Here are a few interesting pizza facts…
A couple of dollars
As a whole, US pizza restaurants sold US$45.6 billion worth of the good stuff in 2021. That was actually less than the US$46.24 billion the year before.
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 making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
Where is the world’s oldest pizza parlor?
The worlds oldest pizza parlour, which still operates today, is Pizzeria Port’Alba, in Naples, Italy. It first opened in 1830. The date is actually further back, as the true established date began in 1738, where Antica opened as a food stand for peddlers.
How do I find the best pizza dough recipe, given there are so many?
You aren’t wrong – there are seemingly thousands of pizza dough recipes out there, and it is hard to know what works best for each person. Overwhelmed? Try your hand at the simplest looking ones first, and as you build your pizza dough making confidence, turn your hand to some of the many other different pizza dough recipes. Before you know it, you’ll find one that satisfies everyone’s tastes in your group.
What is calabrese pizza?
A Calabrese style Pizza usually has a small amount of grated cheese, a slightly thicker crust and multiple toppings (including spicier ones).
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