With this first procedure, we begin to introduce the categories of the Blog, which will basically be four practical categories and a more conceptual one. In detail:
- Recipes and basic preparations
- Detergents and detergents (for home and body)
- Gifts and clothes
- Furniture and DIY
- Thoughts, ideas, notes and more
Each category is marked by color and will soon be navigable with a special menu.
But let’s not waste any more time and start with our homemade pizza!
Why pizza? What does it have to do with it?
More important than the recipe itself is to understand what the pizza recipe does to a blog that should talk about how to live intentionally, independently, respecting the environment, others, etc.
First of all, I think it is fundamental to start with something simple, and that can give us so much immediate satisfaction, and that puts us in a positive mood. Starting with something “boring,” dull, would not provide the same impetus, and above all, it would really seem all a bit strange, unusual.
On the other hand, pizza makes us feel a little at home, as well as being very welcome and suitable for everyone, be they omnivores, carnivores, vegetarians or vegans.
The pizza is always good, for everyone, it’s familiar, it’s okay.
And there’s more. Making pizza at home is simple, we gain in taste (we can select the ingredients, the flours, the yeasts and the condiments that we like best) and we earn ourselves in health, in money saved, we produce less waste, we can also reduce food waste. , putting some leftovers as a condiment on the pizza (some vegetables, fish, meat, egg, cheese, etc ..).
The alternative to having pizza at home is to order it from the takeaway, but it brings with it pollution, if it is a motorized deliveryman carrying it, higher costs and at least a guaranteed waste: the box to transport the pizza.
This is why I have been trying to make pizza at home for as long as possible, sometimes even when I have guests. They like it because it’s okay because it’s good for me and it’s quick and easy to prepare (as well as cheaper).
And then I find that cooking for others is an adorable thing, a gesture of affection, which unites a little more.
Sign the ingredients I use for two people but consider them indicative. Before arriving at these doses, I followed a recipe that did not satisfy me 100% and then I started to slightly modify the treatments, the ingredients, and the proportions to make it more suitable for me and a satisfying quantity. (and still, some things I control a little by eye)
Ingredients for pasta:
- 300 g of flour (I use 200 g whole wheat + 100 g Manitoba or gluten 0)
- 170 ml of warm water (25 ° C would be the top)
- 20 g of oil
- 8 g of salt
- 3 g of brewer’s yeast
- (I actually use an enzyme that has another dosage, proportionate to the amount of flour, so try to find out what is the best dosage for the fungus you use)
Ingredients for seasoning:
- Tomato puree (here I go to eye: I like tomato sauce, but if it is too much it becomes inedible then dose it well and try to understand what quantity you want)
- Oregano (to the eye / to personal taste)
- Mozzarella, a little less than the classic bun (here, too, with a little sight and a little taste)
- There are various leftovers or delicious things to add (I had recently added some salmon and half an onion, served for other recipes, I added zucchini, and with these ingredients, I seasoned the pizza that came fantastic!)
- in a large bowl, combine the yeast and flour
- pour half the water mixing (I help myself with wooden chopsticks)
- add the salt and then the other half of water, still kneading
- add the oil continuing to press for a few minutes (if above 5 minutes it is better even if it is a little beating, I realize it, but it serves to activate the yeast)
- cover the dough with a cloth and let rise for 3 hours
- After rising, roll out the dough and place it on an oiled baking sheet (no baking paper: the pizza cooks worse besides being a waste, an unnecessary waste).
- add the tomato and oregano
- Bake in a preheated oven at 200 ° C, for about 15 minutes
- remove from the oven, add any seasonings and mozzarella
- put it back in the oven for 5 minutes
As already mentioned, an excellent way to use food scraps from the week is to use them as a condiment on pizza! Vegetables, pieces of meat, cold cuts, cheeses, …
Seasoning the homemade pizza with what we have advanced is an excellent way to avoid waste and have a tasty pizza and a different pizza.
Making pizza at home is an excellent way to start self-producing, to live independently and it’s also great to have a lower environmental impact (if you don’t take everything packaged in plastic bags) and to save a little bit. It is also a great way to finish some leftover food.
Making pizza at home can also be a Zero Waste or Low Waste recipe: by buying flour and other ingredients in stores that sell loose products, the number of waste produced for this recipe will be close to zero.
If you have questions of any kind, you are curious to understand the passages on which I have not focused, or if you want to report something or suggest topics, please write me without delay in the comment box below!