What is a recipe for an authentic Italian pizza?


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For an authentic Italian pizza, prepare your dough mixing 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of water, 1 package of active dry yeast and a pinch of sugar. Garnish with tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and a hint of salt.

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Stir the flour and 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl. In a separate container, mix water, yeast and sugar. Set aside for about five minutes.

Stir in half of the flour and salt mixture, making sure there are no dry spots. Add the rest of the flour 1/2 cup at a time. Form a ball of dough and transfer it to a floured flat surface, then knead it until smooth.

Pour a little of olive oil in a large bowl, then transfer in the dough and lightly coat it. Cover with a cloth and let it rest in a warm place for about an hour until it doubles in volume. Punch it down and divide it into four equal pieces.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Stretch out one of the dough pieces to create a circle with a diameter of about 10 to 12 inches. Place it on a lightly floured oven tray.

Garnish each pizza with 1/2 cup of tomato sauce, 5 slices of mozzarella cheese, and 3 to 5 basil leaves. Add a small amount of olive oil and some sea salt. Bake in the oven for roughly five to seven minutes until the crust is golden brown.

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