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Neapolitan Pizza

By Mike Fitzick

Neapolitan Pizza

Mike Fitzick is back with yet another next level pizza recipe, and this time, it's a little bit of Naples for you to re-create with your own pizza oven.

This Neapolitan pizza dough is a result of two years of research by Mike who was on a mission to find the perfect recipe which ticked all his boxes. You can make it using a pre-ferment such as a sourdough starter or poolish or skip this step entirely to simplify the recipe.

Try out Mike’s Neapolitan pizza recipe below and tag us in your creations using #gozneykitchen.

Ingredients

For the Poolish

  • 4.4 fl oz water 

  • 4.4oz flour 

  • 0.04oz instant yeast 

  • 0.03oz honey 

For the Dough 

  • 37.77oz 00 flour 

  • 23.1 fl oz water 

  • 1.26oz salt 

  • 0.08oz instant dry yeast 

  • 8.46oz preferment 

For the Topping 

  • San Marzano tomatoes 

  • Parmigiana Reggiano 

  • Fresh mozzarella 

  • Basil 

  • Olive oil 

If not using a preferment: 

For the Dough 

  • 42.01oz 00 flour 

  • 27.3 fl oz water  

  • 1.26oz salt 

  • 0.14oz instant dry yeast 

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Step 1: Making the preferment (day before)

You can use either sourdough starter or a poolish for the preferment. To learn how to make a sourdough starter click here.

To make the poolish, mix the yeast with the water and honey to combine, then add to the flour and stir until there are no dry bits left. Cover and place in the fridge for 16 hours.

Step 2: Inoculate the preferment

Take 8.46oz of preferment and mix with 2.82 fl oz of your water and set aside.

Step 3: Mix the dough

Add the remaining water to the mixer, add the yeast and mix to combine for 10 seconds. Add the flour and mix on slow for 5 to 7 minutes until all the flour is combined.

Step 4: Bassinage

Turn the mixer to high and slowly add the inoculated water bit by bit.

Step 5: Salt

While the last of the inoculated water is being absorbed, add the salt and mix until combined – roughly 3 to 5 mins. The dough will look silky smooth and have a lot of strength.

Step 6: Fridge

Remove the dough from the mixer, smooth into a ball and place into an oiled bowl. Cover and place in the fridge for one hour.

Step 7: Ball

Remove the dough from the fridge and divide into 8.81oz pieces. Ball, place onto a tray and cover. Put the dough balls in the fridge for 24-48 hours.

Step 8: Make and bake

Remove the doughballs from the fridge at least 3 hours before you want to make pizza. Open a dough ball, top with San Marzano tomatoes, Parmigiana Reggiano, fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil and bake in Roccbox or Dome at 430°C/806°F for 60-90 seconds.

Slice and enjoy!

If not using a preferment:

Step 1: dividing the water

Separate 2.82 fl oz of your water and set aside.

Step 2: Mix the dough

Add 694g / 24.48 fl oz of water to the mixer, add the yeast and mix to combine for 10 seconds. Add the flour and mix on slow for 5 to 7 minutes until all the flour is combined.

Step 4: Bassinage

Turn the mixer to high and slowly add the 2.82 fl oz of water bit by bit, waiting for the water to be absorbed before adding more.

Step 5: Salt

While the last of the water is being absorbed, add the salt and mix until combined – roughly 3 to 5 mins. The dough will look silky smooth and have a lot of strength.

Step 6: Fridge

Remove the dough from the mixer, smooth into a ball and place into an oiled bowl. Cover and place in the fridge for one hour.

Step 7: Ball

Remove the dough from the fridge and divide into 250g / 8.81oz pieces. Ball, place onto a tray and cover. Put the dough balls in the fridge for 24-48 hours.

Step 8: Make and bake

Remove the doughballs from the fridge at least 3 hours before you want to make pizza. Open a dough ball, top with San Marzano tomatoes, Parmigiana Reggiano, fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil and bake in your Gozney pizza oven at 806°F for 60-90 seconds.

Slice and enjoy!

Recipe Contributor

Mike Fitzick

Mike, who runs the show at Bakeria 1010 in New Jersey, is famous for his classic pizza recipes. Square, round, deep pan, Neapolitan – you name it, Mike does it.

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