Pizza bufalina

Pizza bufalina

64 ratings

Flavia, financial analyst


„My absolute favorite pizza. Buffalo mozzarella is what separates an ordinary pizza from an extraordinary one.“

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
14
min.
Baking
120
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-1+
1 ball
buffalo mozzarella (drained)
250 g
all-purpose flour
150 ml
water (lukewarm)
½ tsp
sugar
3½ g
active dry yeast
1 tsp
salt (divided)
2 tbsp
olive oil (divided)
150 ml
tomato purée
10 g
basil
50 g
cherry tomatoes
flour, for work surface
basil, for garnish
Metric
Imperial
  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella (drained)
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 150 ml water (lukewarm)
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 3½ g active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt (divided)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 150 ml tomato purée
  • 10 g basil
  • 50 g cherry tomatoes
  • flour, for work surface
  • basil, for garnish

Utensils

  • kitchen towel
  • oven
  • small measuring cup
  • pizza stone
  • pizza paddle
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large mixing bowl

Enjoy with

Chianti
A medium-bodied Chianti, with fruit-forward notes and undertones of gentle spice and earth, is the perfect wine to drink with homemade pizza.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
1593
Protein
66g
Fat
54g
Carb
214g

Step 1/8

Add sugar and yeast to lukewarm water; stir thoroughly until dissolved.
  • 150 ml water (lukewarm)
  • ½ tsp sugar
  •  active dry yeast
  • small measuring cup

Add sugar and yeast to lukewarm water; stir thoroughly until dissolved.

Step 2/8

In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour and salt. Then add olive oil and water mixture to center of the flour and mix together until well incorporated.
  • 250 all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • large mixing bowl

In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour and salt. Then add olive oil and water mixture to center of the flour and mix together until well incorporated.

Step 3/8

Turn out dough onto a floured work surface and knead until dough is smooth, but firm. Transfer back to floured bowl, cover with kitchen towel, and store in a warm, dry place for approx. 1 – 2 hours until dough has doubled in volume.
  • flour, for work surface
  • kitchen towel

Turn out dough onto a floured work surface and knead until dough is smooth, but firm. Transfer back to floured bowl, cover with kitchen towel, and store in a warm, dry place for approx. 1 – 2 hours until dough has doubled in volume.

Step 4/8

Place pizza stone in unheated oven, then preheat to 250°C/480°F.
  • oven
  • pizza stone

Place pizza stone in unheated oven, then preheat to 250°C/480°F.

Step 5/8

Remove dough from bowl. On a floured work surface, flatten out to approx. the size of the pizza stone. Transfer to a pizza paddle.
  • flour, for work surface
  • pizza paddle

Remove dough from bowl. On a floured work surface, flatten out to approx. the size of the pizza stone. Transfer to a pizza paddle.

Step 6/8

In a small bowl, mix together tomato purée, olive oil, and salt. Roughly tear up basil leaves and add them to sauce. Spread a thin layer over pizza, transfer to pizza stone, and bake in preheated oven at 250°C/480°F for approx. 6 – 7 min.
  • 150 ml tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 10 basil
  • oven
  • pizza stone

In a small bowl, mix together tomato purée, olive oil, and salt. Roughly tear up basil leaves and add them to sauce. Spread a thin layer over pizza, transfer to pizza stone, and bake in preheated oven at 250°C/480°F for approx. 6 – 7 min.

Step 7/8

Meanwhile, cut cherry tomatoes in half and buffalo mozzarella into thin slices. Remove pizza from oven; place tomatoes and mozzarella on top, return to oven and bake for another 6 – 7 min. until cheese is melted and crust is golden.
  • 50 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella
  • cutting board
  • knife

Meanwhile, cut cherry tomatoes in half and buffalo mozzarella into thin slices. Remove pizza from oven; place tomatoes and mozzarella on top, return to oven and bake for another 6 – 7 min. until cheese is melted and crust is golden.

Step 8/8

Garnish pizza with fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with high quality olive oil before serving, if desired. Enjoy!
  • basil, for garnish

Garnish pizza with fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with high quality olive oil before serving, if desired. Enjoy!