Düsseldorf How many pizzas can you eat in your lifetime? The amount can hardly be counted. Worldwide, there are more than 30 billion a year. To make it taste good too, we have put together our favorite pizzerias in Düsseldorf.
Pizza is one of the Germans’ favorite foods. Rightly. We have put together our favorite pizzerias in Düsseldorf – of course with a claim of incompleteness. Good appetite!
Where pizza was invented Pizza as we know it today was probably invented in Naples. That was more than a hundred years ago. Since then, the recipe has been improved and always passed on.
Today, there are around 3,000 pizza producers in Naples. Making a real Neapolitan pizza follows strict rules. These not only determine the size and thickness, but also specify the ingredients and type of preparation. For example, the pizza must be baked in a wood-fired oven.
The city claims to have created the only true version – “la vera pizza napoletana” – of this treat in the 18th century. More than 30 billion pizzas are eaten every year. In December 2017, Unesco put pizza on the list of intangible cultural heritage with an urgent need for protection.
Homemade Italian pizza You do not have to be a pro to bake pizza. Here is a recipe for five pizza margherita:
Ingredients: 0.5 liters of water, 25 grams of salt, 1 half teaspoon of dry yeast, 900 grams of flour type 405, mozzarella (picked in pieces), grated parmesan, basil leaves, oil.
First, mix the water with the salt in a bowl. Then add a little flour together with the yeast and mix with a food processor on the lowest setting until everything has dissolved. Gradually stir in the flour until it is completely mixed with the water. Knead on the lowest setting for about 20 minutes.
Knead the dough ball on a floured table with both hands for 15 minutes. When the dough feels fluffy and no longer sticky, it is done. Then cover with a cloth and place in a warm place for at least 2 hours, but better for 1-2 days.
Now cut the dough into 5 pieces and shape them into balls. Use your fingers to shape a ball into a round patty, working from the inside out.
Cover the pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, basil and pour a little oil over. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake in the oven on the highest setting and bottom rack for about 5-7 minutes. Buon appetito, that is: Good appetite!
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