Pizza Prosciutto – Ham Pizza
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Today I’ll show you my Pizza Prosciutto Recipe. You can prepare the popular mafia cake in different variations.
Cooked ham pizza or pizza with air-dried ham (crudo) and rocket, you have to make this decision yourself!
In this article I’ll show you how to prepare it step by step with lots of photos to whet your appetite.
Now quickly listen to the music, I like to hear Pavarotti when kneading dough, the dough is definitely getting better!
Table of Contents
1. Recipe Pizza Prosciutto
Here you can find the recipe with photo preparation steps…
Questions I answer gladly over the comment function at the end of the side.
Guidance from chef Thomas Sixt.
Simple tutorial for baking ham pizza.
|500||g||Flour (I take type 405 )|
|30||g||yeast or 1 pack dry yeast (I prefer fresh yeast)|
|3||pinches||Sugar (I use brown sugar)|
|230 – 250||ml||lukewarm water (or mineral water)|
|1||pc||clove of garlic|
|some||thyme (or Oregano)|
|1||pc||tomato (a big one)|
|2-3||packages||Mozzarella (see cheese table)|
|1||tbs||oliv oil (or herb oil)|
Preheat the oven to approx. 30 °C.
You can switch on the light in the oven, as a rule the temperature development is sufficient.
Sieve the flour freshly through a fine sieve and place in a mixing bowl, adding the remaining ingredients for the yeast dough.
Mix the dough with a hand mixer and knead.
Then shape the dough into a ball with your hands.
Let dough rise
Place the dough back in the bowl, cover with a cloth and put in the oven for 30 minutes.
Prepare the tomato topping:
You can season the chunky tomatoes directly with salt, pepper and sugar or sweat a mixture of onion cubes and garlic cubes and refine the tomato sauce accordingly.
Cut the mushrooms into thin slices.
Then cut the mushrooms into thin strips.
Remove the leaves from the basil collar.
Remove the buffalo mozzarella from the packaging, then dry and grate coarsely or pluck finely.
Process the dough
After 30 minutes, the dough volume has loosely doubled in the warm oven.
Remove the pizza dough from the oven and knead with your hands.
Add flour if necessary.
Shape the dough into a ball and then shape into a flat cake with your hands.
Roll out dough
Now you have to make up your mind!
Prepare the dough either on the baking tray with baking paper or with coated pizza trays.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of 2-3 mm on baking paper and lay it on the trays.
Put the baking tray or pizza tray with the dough back in the oven and leave to rise at 30° C for at least 15 minutes.
Remove the pizza trays from the oven and preheat the oven to 220°C top/bottom heat or combination hot air.
Spread the prepared tomatoes thinly on the pizza dough.
Sprinkle the mushroom strips on top.
Cover with ham, black olives, basil leaves.
Put on cheese
Finally, cover with the grated cheese.
Now bake in the oven, the cooking time is 10-15 minutes, then serve quickly!
2. Nutritional Information
3. Which Ham goes with Pizza Prosciutto?
To make the selection easier for you I have prepared an overview for you here…
|Mozzarella or other cheese (see cheese table)||Italian boiled ham cut into thin slices.||Ham and cheese baking together|
|Parmesan cheese finely grated||Air-dried ham, cut into wafer-thin slices.||Place the ham, rocket salad and parmesan on top after baking.|
3.1 Variants with Cooked Ham
For the cooked ham pizza, proceed as described in the recipe below. The ham bakes with the remaining ingredients covered with cheese.
3.2 Variant with Air-Dried Prosciutto Crudo
For the variant with air-dried ham I have the simple instructions here:
- I recommend you a not too long matured, wafer thinly sliced Parma ham
- Cover your pizza dough only with tomato sauce and mushrooms
- You can’t put on much mozzarella in addition.
- Now off into the oven!
- Final, shortly before serving, place the Parma ham slices and rocket on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Sprinkle with cold olive oil and serve quickly.
4. Select Cheese for Pizza Prosciutto
You can use any cheese you like. Here you will find a good selection:
|Mozzarella di Bufala Campana||light, fine||delicious|
|Dutch cheese like Gouda||to heavy||🙁|
5. Preparing Italian Pizza Dough
Today we leave the finished dough on the shelf and show the delivery service the cold shoulder! Here follows my concentrated information load of pizza dough tips, after all I’m waiting for an invitation from you! Flour for pizza dough…Ideal is type 405! Best dough guidance… Let the yeast dough rise in the fridge for 24 hours. Freeze pizza dough? Better freshen it up! Dough secret tip… use mineral water!
5.1 Ingredients for the yeast dough
- flour type 405 (organic product is the best!)
- fresh yeast
- lukewarm water or mineral water
- olive oil
- brown sugar
5.2 Quickly Prepare Pizza Dough
In the overview the simple steps:
- Knead the ingredients with the kneading hooks and then form a dough ball.
- Cover the dough with a damp kitchen towel and place in the oven.
- Leave your yeast dough to rise for about 30 minutes at a maximum temperature of 30°C.
If you cannot adjust your stove below 50°C, please use only the light.
Turning on the light switch usually generates enough heat so that the dough can go well.
After 30 minutes I recommend to knead the dough with some flour and roll it out.
Then I bring the dough with a thickness of approx. 3 mm on the baking sheet with baking paper or on the pizza trays.
I let my dough rise again for about 15 minutes.
5.3 Preparing Yeast Dough Using the 24-hour Method
Prepare the yeast dough with room-warm sparkling mineral water. Then cover and leave to “rise” in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Yeast dough according to the 24-hour method: A digestible and pleasant dough with a super Italian feeling!Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Basically, you can let the pizza dough rise for up to 48 hours. Afterwards please bake!
6. Tips for Preparing Ham Pizza in the Oven at Home
What is the ideal temperature? Do I have to preheat the oven? Here is a summary of the pizza oven secrets:
- Use baking trays with baking paper or coated pizza trays
- Pizza stones need a long preheating time. Therefore, please use only if your time allows!
- Preheat the oven to at least 220°C, a real pizza oven will reach more than 300°C depending on the design.
- In my experience, the best way to bake a pizza is hot air in combination with top/bottom heat.
How many degrees does a pizza need?Pizza baking tips for home from chef Thomas Sixt
The temperature range between 200 and 210°C is optimal!
Why is top/bottom heat with hot air good?
Because in a real pizza oven there is not only high heat but also a flow of air.
Let us now take care of the preparation…
7. More Ideas from the Baking Tray
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