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The Best New York Style Pizza Recipe You Should Try
Pizza is a delicious dish where melted cheese, tomato paste and ultra-thin dough are the stars.
Despite the fact that it was born in Italy, the dish has been traveling the world, obtaining its own versions according to the local gastronomy and the creativity of the person who prepares it.
In this sense, in New York a variety of this dish is prepared that is simply a true delight.
Next we will explain how to prepare it in a simple way. We also offer some recommendations and tips so that the final result is as close as possible to the original version.
New York style pizza ingredients
With this amount of ingredients you can prepare two pizzas a few inches in diameter.
398 grams of wheat flour.
9 ounces of water.
Half a tablespoon of instant yeast.
Half a tablespoon of olive oil.
A tablespoon and a half of salt.
A tablespoon of sugar
Tips and recommendations so that your New York-style pizza is perfect
If you don't have a mixer, you can well knead by hand, but keep in mind that this process is slower and requires a lot of effort.
You can also use a food processor, if you don't have a mixer.
It is necessary to wait for the dough to hydrate and integrate very well before adding the oil.
If you want to use the dough for the same day, you should knead for 4 to 10 minutes. If you use the dough for the next 3 to 4 days, it should be kneaded for 4 to 5 minutes, while if you will use it the next day, you must knead for 8 to 10 minutes. In this way the gluten will develop well.
The dough should rest for at least 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator, covered with transparent plastic wrap so that it ferments. This is an essential requirement.
Ideally, before getting ready to roll out the dough to prepare the pizza, preheat the oven to 260ºC.
Similarly, we should prepare a tray with waxed paper and sprinkle a little wheat flour. This in case of not having a refractory stone or for pizza.
For the preparation of the sauce, we just crush tomatoes (or we use a can of crushed tomatoes) and season with salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and fresh basil.
When you take the dough out of the refrigerator, you cannot work it cold, wait for it to heat up for an hour at room temperature.
Before adding the mozzarella, put the cheese in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Steps for preparing New York style pizza
Note: Due to the length of this recipe, we will divide the process into several parts so that you better understand each phase.
Preparation of the dough
In a bowl, pour the flour followed by the instant yeast, salt and sugar. It is very important that we mix these ingredients dry. You can do it with the help of a paddle or fork.
We add a little water to the bowl of the mixer, followed by our flour mixture.
Turn on the mixer on the low level so that the ingredients are incorporated, and we can help you with the machine with a paddle, to bring the ingredients to the center of the mixer.
When you notice that the mixture has the consistency of hydrated dough, add the oil. If you notice that the dough is too wet, just add a little more flour. Let the machine knead for 4 to 10 minutes.
Divide the dough in two, make a ball and place it in a bowl previously greased with olive oil to prevent them from sticking, and cover with plastic wrap.
Put the covered bowl in a refrigerator for at least 24 hours.
To shape the dough
Fill a bowl with wheat flour and after removing the dough from the bowl, place it on top of the flour in the bowl and sauté very well over it.
Knead the flour disk, pressing the center with a dough to flatten it and with the other hand we go around pressing a little to form the thick edge. Don't worry if the dough is a little thick in the center.
With our hands, we begin to flatten the center by expanding outward. This technique is like massaging the dough. However, the thick edge should not be touched.
Sprinkle some flour, turn the dough and repeat the previous step on the other side, also without touching the thick edge.
Flour again to turn again and place the hands together one next to the other in the center of the dough, while with one we flatten and with the other we turn, respecting the edge.
We place the dough in both fists, and we go around with small jumps. This one will stretch little by little.
Quickly, when the dough is stretched we take it to a tray and stretch it on the surface.
Pizza Preparation and Baking
Add the sauce over the entire surface, spreading from the center out in a circular motion. You can use a ladle to make it easier for you.
Add the cheese sprinkling it and covering the entire surface.
Next, add the pepperoni.
Place the pizza in the preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes. You'll know it's done when the edges are golden brown.
Finally, cut the pizza into several slices and place each slice on a plate. Enjoy with all your friends.
How to enjoy this pizza in the best New York style?
Ideally, the portions of this pizza should be served very large, so when taking the bites, the portion should be doubled in half. Fortunately, thanks to the ultra-thin dough, it can be folded this way.
You can accompany it with any drink of your choice, be it a soft drink, an alcoholic drink or fruit juice.