One of the most expensive foods in the world, Truffle is an amazing ingredient on pizza. This Russian invention for a pizza will have you wanting more.
Carefully made, the following pizza gives an exquisite taste, matched with a incredible smell.
Take time to invest in the best ingredients and pair these with the perfect crust for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable pizza dinner.
If you enjoy Vegetarian pizza that has Tomato sauce this may be what you have been searching for.
The variety of pizzas available today is simply amazing! One reason for this is that pizza is a very versatile dish that can be made with a variety of ingredients, crusts and toppings. This allows for endless possibilities and experimentation in creating new and exciting pizza flavors.
Another reason is that pizza has been adopted and adapted by many different cultures and regions, each one adding its own unique twist to the dish. For example, you have Neapolitan pizza with its traditional ingredient and Margherita pizza with a specific mozzarella and basil toppings, also in the United States you have New York style and Chicago style pizza which are different in terms of crust and toppings.
This fusion of different cultures and ingredients has led to the creation of a wide range of pizza styles, each one with its own unique flavor profile and charm. So, whether you’re in the mood for a classic pepperoni pizza or something more adventurous like a pizza with shrimp and avocado, there’s sure to be a pizza out there that will satisfy your cravings.
Pizza in Russia
Other popular Russian meals contain Beef, lamb, pork and Chicken, and Potatoes plus root vegetables. Sour Cream, porridge and bread accompanies many meals.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Russia here.
Truffle Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Truffle Pizza from either a backyard pizza oven or using a pizza stone.
Truffle Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so add more or less, if required.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Truffle Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Truffle Oil
- Olive Oil
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 Truffle 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. 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
You can make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
If your sauce seems to runny, add some more tomato paste.
Preparing Truffle Pizza
Preheat your oven to at least 450 degrees for 30 minutes or longer.
Spread out pizza dough on floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, you can create your pizza on it (after flouring).
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:
- Truffle Oil
- Olive Oil
Whilst this pizza is fantastic on its own, or why not enjoy it with a fresh salad?
Put the Truffle pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and check the pizza.
This pizza should take approximately 15 minutes, however allow it 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 Truffle Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
If you ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more, then you need a pastry brush. These brushes tend to be cheap to have and very handy to use.
Do you have quality digital kitchen scales? It’s a great tool for any chef or pizza cook.
These may seem like a weird tool to some, however other pizzaiolo’s swear by using scissors instead of a traditional pizza cutter.
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.
Have leftover pizza? Here’s what to do.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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.
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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