Pizza at home

@pizzoli (3381)
Italy
February 12, 2007 3:11am CST
The cheese you use on it, is real mozzarella?? If not, you cannot call it pizza....
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
12 Feb 07
My mom makes pizza (and so do I) the way her mom made it in Italy...without cheese. It just has lots of tomato, garlic basil, and sometimes red peppers. Most of the pizzas made and eaten in the US is loaded with tons of fatty cheese. I'd rather have lots of veggies.
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@pizzoli (3381)
• Italy
12 Feb 07
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@pizzoli (3381)
• Italy
12 Feb 07
sorry....your answer has been positively rated today, thanks again buddy for your kind answers
• United States
12 Feb 07
That sounds like an awesome pizza.
@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Of course its real! Who wants fake cheese on pizza? YUCK! I enjoy cooking pizza at home, its with my own pizza crust I learned while I lived in Europe. Here's the recipe, you can also make great rolls with it! Pizza and Roll dough: Makes 2 - 16 inch pizzas 1 package dry active yeast (2 1/4 tsp.) 1 1/2 cups very warm water (110°F) 4 cups all-purpose flour, more for dusting (or 18 ounces) 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (kosher salt preferred) 2 tablespoons olive oil To make the dough: Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and set aside (a Pyrex 2-cup measure makes for easy pouring; be sure the cup isn’t cold). Put the flour and salt in a food processor (or GLASS mixing bowl if hand mixing) fitted with the steel blade; process briefly to mix. With the machine running or stirring vigorously in the bowl, add the water-yeast mixture in a steady stream. Turn the processor off and add the oilPulse a few times to mix in the oil (mix well in bowl). Divide the dough: Scrape the soft dough out of the processor or bowl and onto a lightly floured surface. With lightly floured hands, quickly knead the dough into a mass, incorporating any bits of flour or dough from the processor or bowl that weren’t mixed in. Cut the dough into 2 equal pieces with a knife or a dough scraper. Roll each piece into a tight, smooth ball, kneading to push the air out. You can make this dough the same day or a couple of weeks ahead. Put the individual balls in plastic bags and refrigerate overnight or freeze for up to a month. To use dough that same day: If you want to make one pizza as soon as possible, put the dough ball on a lightly floured surface, cover it with a clean dishtowel, and let rise until almost double in size, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 450F To shape pizza: Put the newly risen ball of dough on a lightly floured surface. Dust the top with flour. Using your fingertips, press the ball down into a flat rounds about 1/2 inch thick. Lift the dough and lay it over the back of the fist of one hand. Put your other fist under the dough, right next to your first fist. Now gently stretch the dough by moving your fists away from each other. Each time you do this stretch, rotate the dough. Continue stretching and rotating until the dough is thin, about 1/4 inch, and measures about 9 inches across. Alternatively, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough thinly on a floured surface. Rub a bit of flour onto a pizza pan (or a baking sheet). Gently lift the stretched dough onto the pizza pan or baking sheet. Top the pizza, scattering the ingredients around to within ½ inch of the border. Bake until the edges are golden, about 10-15 minutes. Makes a delicious and simple pizza dough... easy to work with, great for kids! Pizza the next day: If you want to bake the pizzas the next day, line a baking sheet with a floured dishtowel, put the dough balls on it, and cover them with plastic wrap, giving them room to expand (they’ll almost double in size), and let them rise in the refrigerator overnight. To use dough that has been refrigerated overnight, simply pull it out of the refrigerator about 15 minutes before shaping the dough into a pizza. To freeze dough: Dust each generously with flour as soon as you’ve made it, and put each one in a separate zip-top bag. Freeze for up to a month. Bon appetit!
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@pizzoli (3381)
• Italy
17 Feb 07
Your kind answer has been positively rated today, thanks my friend for your kind attention, i appreciate your advices and i look forward to see you soon in my discussions
@jotace (2094)
• Spain
12 Feb 07
When I make pizza at home, the cheese is always mozarella. It's very important because otherwise it wouldn't be a real pizza for me neither, it could be some kind of sandwich with a pizza shape. In my opinion mozarella is one of the most typical ingredients of a pizza and it's my favourite one too.
@pizzoli (3381)
• Italy
12 Feb 07
your answer has been positively rated today, thanks for your answer my friend
• United States
12 Feb 07
My sister and I were just talking about Italian foods the other day. She was complaining because her husband uses to much Parmasean cheese on everything including pizza. The problem is, he won't go to the store to get it. They only buy their cheeses from the Italian store and she was mocking me for using Kraft Parmasean cheese. She said that's not PARMAESAN. LOL
@pizzoli (3381)
• Italy
12 Feb 07
correct.....
@ondo1015 (1885)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I don't know how to cook pizza. Maybe I know How to cook hot cake in a waffle pan. This is a tricky style of cooking hot cake.
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@pizzoli (3381)
• Italy
12 Feb 07
your answer has been positively rated today, thanks for your answer my friend
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Actually you can call your creation anything you wish. Don't be limiting!!! Since we are not making our cheese, the package states mozzarella so we have to take that as it is. I am sure that they add other things too. Chicken is my favorite on pizza so does that make it not pizza in your mind? Come to think of it, pizza is different in different countries!!
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@pizzoli (3381)
• Italy
12 Feb 07
your answer has been positively rated today, thanks for your answer my friend
@chellicks (904)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
yes, because mozzarella is very good in pizza nice combination. i really love pizza with mozzarella cheese melting on top, its so yummy.
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@pizzoli (3381)
• Italy
12 Feb 07
your answer has been positively rated today, thanks again buddy for your kind answers
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
12 Feb 07
I made a pizza for supper just now. but i never put mozarella on it, because that is very expensive. But my son liked it. If not pizza than what was that ??? :DD
@pizzoli (3381)
• Italy
12 Feb 07
your answer has been positively rated today, thanks for your answer my friend
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I do but mozzarella on my pizza but i like to add colby jack cheese as well. I shread both and sprinkle on top yummy!!!
• United States
26 Feb 07
i usually use mozzarella cheese for pizza & sometimes add with other mixed cheese to make it more flavorful ! a grated provolone cheese is great also for pizza toppings...
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Pizza is best with whole milk mozzarella cheese, but I do use the part-skim just to cut down on the calories and fat. I don't know for sure, but I believe that a lot of pizzerias here also use part-skim cheese. Pizza is one of my all-time favorite foods; I could eat it several times a week and never get sick of it!