Chef Simone Falco of Rossopomodoro's Napoletano Margherita Verace Pizza

April 11, 2018
Chef Simone Falco of Rossopomodoro's Napoletano Margherita Verace Pizza


Author Notes: Simone Falco's Original Recipe that is used in Rossopomodoro in New York City. Staff Writer

Makes: 4 pizzas

Ingredients

To Make the Dough

  • 650 grams Flour
  • 350 grams Cold Water
  • 18 grams Salt
  • 5 grams Yeast

Toppings

  • 14 ounces 2 cans of Afletra San Marzano peeled tomatoes
  • 1 ball mozzarella di bufala
  • Flour Salt (to taste)
  • Olive Oil (to taste)
  • Basil (to taste)

Directions

To Make the Dough

  1. Dissolve the salt in water for 1 minute, add the yeast
  2. Start mixing 4/5 of flour with water for 3 minutes, add the remaining flour and continue to mix for 15 minutes.
  3. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes covered, then shape into four loaves; let rise for eight hours covered with a wet towel or tight plastic wrap.

Toppings

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 550 degrees Fahrenheit (or highest possible)
  2. Drain and Slice Mozzarella
  3. Pour tomatoes into bowl, add salt and crush tomatoes with hands
  4. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet, dust with flour
  5. Place dough on the paper and flatten it with rolling pin
  6. Use a table spoon to gently spread the tomato sauce on the dough; place the mozzarella slices and basil on top, drizzle with olive oil
  7. Cook pizza for 3 minutes or until golden brown

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