Marta from Rome, Italy - our Marketing and Business Development intern is sharing tasty recipes with you. This week: fried pizza bites
Hello everyone! My name is Marta and I'm very happy to share with you my first cooking blog post! If you're not familiar with the dish it's because it's from the country that I'm originally from: Italy.
I came here to beautiful Sofia for a Marketing and Business Development internship at Flat Manager, but due to the current crisis we're facing, I'm left with some free time. In order to keep busy and to (hopefully) keep you lovely readers entertained, I decided to share with you some easy yet tasty recipes.
I hope you enjoy them!
Here’s some useful information before we get started:
Since I’m gluten intolerant I’ve decided to use gluten-free flour, but feel free to use the one you prefer or have available.
The more the dough rests, the better! Some people let it sit for 24 hours, but if you’re lazy like me just give it a few hours (6-8). My suggestion is to make the dough in the morning and let it sit while you go about your day. Make sure that it stays away from hot and/or cold places. This process is necessary to allow the dough to rise, becoming fluffy and soft.
If the dough seems to be breaking apart during the kneading process, add a tiny bit of olive oil.
Here’s a tip for the tomato sauce: always make sure to taste what you’re making, especially if you’re using a pre-made sauce, it might need further seasoning or not depending on your taste. I personally like adding a few basil leaves and a pinch of sugar to balance the acidic taste that tomatoes sometimes have. When the sauce is ready, add a generous amount of grated cheese for extra consistency and flavor! If you prefer the taste of garlic, feel free to use that instead of onion: let it roast on both sides with olive oil but make sure not to burn it. After you pour the tomato sauce in the pan, leave the garlic clove for a couple of minutes for the sauce to absorb its flavor.
Get creative with the garnishes! Feel free to add whatever you prefer: grilled veggies, ham, pesto sauce, or even sweet spreads for a delicious dessert.
INGREDIENTS FOR 25 FRIED PIZZA BITES:
Flour – 700 g.
Lukewarm water – 500 ml
Salt – 20 g
Baking powder – 5 g
Tomato sauce – 600 ml Salt
Onion Grated cheese
Olive oil Basil
Sunflower oil – 2 Litres
Let’s get started!
First, we need to make the dough.
Place about half of the flour on the side of a bowl (the best would be a wooden or glass bowl, but if you don’t have either of them don’t worry! I’ll teach you a trick to make sure the dough doesn’t stick to the surface).
Add the salt and baking powder then mix everything together with a spoon. Next, pour half of the water on the other side of the bowl – making sure not to pour it directly onto the flour. Start mixing the flour and the water with a spoon until the mixture has this consistency.
Now it’s time to start working with our hands!
You can keep mixing the dough inside the bowl or