Learn How to Make the Best Homemade Pizza with Gennaro Contaldo | Citalia

  • Опубликовано: 9 дек 2015
  • Pizza is arguably Italy's most famous dish and can now be found all over the world. We're most familiar with takeaway and even frozen pizza but once you've made your very own pizza from scratch, there really is no going back.
    In this video, Italian chef, Gennaro Contaldo shows you how to make homemade pizza at home - don't worry, you don't need a wood oven to follow this recipe. Here you'll learn how to make, knead and shape the dough before topping with delicious Parma ham and fresh rocket for a simple yet delicious meal!
    (makes 2 x large pizzas)
    For the dough
    500g strong flour
    5g salt
    10g fresh yeast
    325ml lukewarm water
    Topping for Margherita
    150g tinned chopped tomatoes or tomato passata
    Salt & pepper
    1 x tablespoons extra virgin olive oil & extra for drizzling
    1 x tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
    1 x ball mozzarella
    A few fresh basil leaves
    Topping for Prosciutto & Rocket
    Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
    1 x ball mozzarella
    1 x tablespoon grated parmesan
    4 x slices of Parma ham
    Handful of rocket
    Juice of ½ lemon
    First make the dough. Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Gradually add the yeast mixture, mixing well until you obtain a dough. Place dough on a lightly floured work surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Cover with a cloth or cling film and leave to rest in a warm place for at least 30 minutes until the dough has doubled in size.
    Preheat the oven to 220 degrees centigrade.
    Take the dough, knock it back, then divide into two pieces, cover each with a cloth and leave to rest in a warm place for a further 30 minutes.
    Meanwhile prepare the toppings. For the Margherita, place tomatoes or passata in a small bowl, season with salt & pepper and stir in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Roughly chop the mozzarella.
    Sprinkle some flour onto a clean work surface and with your fingers spread each piece of dough into a roughly round shape with a border, make the dough as thin as you can but be careful not to tear it. Sprinkle some semolina or flour onto 2 large flat baking trays and place the pizza bases on them.
    Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over each base. On one, spread the tomato mixture evenly over, sprinkle with parmesan, scatter a few basil leaves over and top with mozzarella.
    On the other base, arrange mozzarella and parmesan all over, top with Parma ham.
    Place both pizzas into the hot oven and bake for 8 - 10 minutes.
    In the meantime, toss the rocket in a little extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.
    Remove the pizzas from the oven, top the Parma ham pizza with rocket and serve immediately.
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Комментарии • 1 990

  • Abimael Rivera Rivera
    Abimael Rivera Rivera 11 часов назад

    This is my favorite pizza video

  • Abimael Rivera Rivera
    Abimael Rivera Rivera 11 часов назад

    "I remember one night I went into nipples "

  • vBDKv
    vBDKv 18 часов назад

    I think I'd rather order my pizza. I got this lovely italian joint 3 mins awlk away from me.

  • Homeless
    Homeless День назад

    Pizza time.

  • Noah Kallies
    Noah Kallies День назад

    I sure hope he washed his hands

  • Mika Mika
    Mika Mika День назад

    Thank you so much for this brilliant recipe!!! It is such a simple and perfect dough! It turns out delicious pizza! 220℃, 10-13 minutes,and
    it's ready.
    Da leccarsi le dita! 😊

  • AJBeetle1
    AJBeetle1 2 дня назад

    His accent isn't fake, he's just lived in England a long time... Calm down folks...

  • H Huang
    H Huang 4 дня назад

    Yeah, homemade, sure.

  • Reginald White
    Reginald White 4 дня назад +1

    “Mo za Della” (Mozzarella)

  • Dominik Moravcik
    Dominik Moravcik 4 дня назад +1

    Why he put parma into an oven? It may result in an overdried piece of expensive meat?! Otherwise, good video!

    • Relaxed
      Relaxed 23 часа назад

      As far as I know it's correct to put it in the oven but I'm not an expert. In any case, not all Parma is actually the best Parma and it isn't unreasonable to use a less expensive one for making a pizza.

  • ziggysb1
    ziggysb1 5 дней назад

    It's a soft flour for shure..like a type 550 in video.
    I use 70% of soft flour and 30% hard flour , and hit about 300C° in Owen.
    Greetings from Croatia

  • thrillaspirit
    thrillaspirit 5 дней назад +2

    Köstlich ♡

  • Heavy Metal
    Heavy Metal 7 дней назад

    I'm Italian and my mum buys pizza from tesco 😁

  • Shaggy
    Shaggy 7 дней назад

    Pizza is American.

  • dodo
    dodo 7 дней назад

    Awesome video !

  • Alexandru EPURAN
    Alexandru EPURAN 8 дней назад


  • S Uda
    S Uda 9 дней назад

    So cold water is okay then.
    I always use warm water. But sometime daugh does not rise enough.

  • Russ Michaels
    Russ Michaels 11 дней назад

    Nothing like proper Italian Pizza.
    My favourite is Mamma Mia Pizza in Margate

  • slim salim
    slim salim 11 дней назад


  • Jaszczurka Janusz
    Jaszczurka Janusz 11 дней назад

    And bake it for how many minutes ??

  • Brayan Velez
    Brayan Velez 12 дней назад +3

    I see Italy 🇮🇹 vividly 🤣

  • Dario Caverzasio
    Dario Caverzasio 12 дней назад

    parmigiano ....no!

  • Abhishek Srivastava
    Abhishek Srivastava 12 дней назад

    Shady Scams video. This is not a home made pizza because the oven he is using is not available in 99% of homes in US. Anyone calling this a "home made" pizza is retarded.

  • Severi Suttinen
    Severi Suttinen 13 дней назад +1

    Hi an american here! What does 500 grams mean?? I don't understand why people don't use the cup system, its so easy and simple :D

    • Vapervop
      Vapervop 11 дней назад

      no, metric system is better

    • TheDodgingMoose
      TheDodgingMoose 12 дней назад

      So hard to add a zero once u multiply with 10

    • Jensen-Bremer Mapa
      Jensen-Bremer Mapa 13 дней назад

      Aleksa 😂

    • Aleksa
      Aleksa 13 дней назад


    • Jensen-Bremer Mapa
      Jensen-Bremer Mapa 13 дней назад +2

      Severi Suttinen here’s a comparison:
      If you convert the recipe:
      500grams flour- 17.64oz
      5grams salt - .18oz
      10grams yeast - .35oz
      Which one is easier to remember?
      In metric, the higher or lower you go you either add (k) when you reach a thousand (e.g. km, kg) or when you go down you add (m) to a thousandth (e.g. mm, mg)
      In imperial, you have to convert inches to yards to miles, or cups to quarts to gallons, or ounce to pounds to tons.
      So, no, it’s not simple.
      Metric is easier.
      Source: American who used to use imperial system now living in Europe that uses metric system

  • Noah Wester
    Noah Wester 14 дней назад

    You're a friend from Jamie Oliver

  • Anurag Gandhi
    Anurag Gandhi 16 дней назад

    Why ama cooking so guuuud?

  • Very Private
    Very Private 16 дней назад

    Dear, Seniore Contaldo,
    I have a rather strange problem with my Pizza. It does not smell like Pizza, in fact it has no fragrance at all. I already know from experience that the Pizza gets better depending on ingredients and the longer the yeast is working. I also use herbs and everything and while I have also produced some Pizzas that tasted like the real deal they always lack fragrance. Can you help me?

  • Gods2ndFavoriteBassPlyr
    Gods2ndFavoriteBassPlyr 17 дней назад

    One of the coolest things I've seen on youtube - Beautiful!

  • Neeraj
    Neeraj 18 дней назад

    what is strong flour?

  • Mahmut Sami Şimşekli
    Mahmut Sami Şimşekli 20 дней назад

    Sometimes, i cant understand what he is saying, but still love to hear :)

  • Touraj Touran
    Touraj Touran 20 дней назад

    I love this dude, he is the Michelangelo of pizza making..

  • hulago1234
    hulago1234 21 день назад

    I always wonder whether wood fired oven is clean for just putting the pizza on the platform...wouldnt it be polluted by the ashes?

  • Mahmoud Badreddine
    Mahmoud Badreddine 21 день назад

    I am fantasizing about this being my kitchen.

    _EL PRINCIPE_ MiLiTo 21 день назад


  • Pro Expert
    Pro Expert 23 дня назад

    Айтипедия лучше приготовит

  • Samuel Lindblom
    Samuel Lindblom 25 дней назад

    Roll it and fold it in, just like a little... baby?

  • Rafaella Sorentini
    Rafaella Sorentini 26 дней назад

    Bando de idiotas reclamando se o acento do cara é britânico ou americano, vai toma no cu,
    O cara ensinando a fazer uma puta pizza linda e gostosa e ao invés de contribuir com o minimo dando um like e ajudando o cara, ficam nessa viadagem perfeccionista e fora de contexto. Foda se a porra do acento , o cara pode ta falando em mandarim todo errado e cagado.
    Vamos ajudar porra, se o trabalho do cara foi bom , da like seus alienígenas.

  • John Frank
    John Frank 26 дней назад

    I like the way you talk & explain. Good tips too.

  • Mary Leverock
    Mary Leverock 28 дней назад

    Why only rest for 1/2 hour rather than a few hours to rise or refrigerate for 24?

  • Walter Weber
    Walter Weber 29 дней назад

    if you don't have directly access to 'strong flour' or it's too expensive, you can get yourself a bag of gluten and experiment a bit with your regular flour and enriching it with gluten to get a good elasticity!

  • Antonio Del Donno
    Antonio Del Donno 29 дней назад

    Stai for e cap

  • Bruno Melgarejo
    Bruno Melgarejo Месяц назад +1

    thank you I use it as homework

  • Des Olori
    Des Olori Месяц назад

    Can this dough be frozen pls

  • Lady Alba
    Lady Alba Месяц назад

    i wanna eat pizza but Italian make it lol

  • Tidwell
    Tidwell Месяц назад +4

    I only learn how to make pizza from a man with an Italian accent

  • Constantine
    Constantine Месяц назад

    I just love you!

  • Bektas Ince
    Bektas Ince Месяц назад

    grazie signore per questa semplice spiegazione. sembra molto carino Sono turco e vivo in Belgio e sono cresciuto con gli italiani. Amo la cultura italiana. salut👌i🇹🇷🇮🇹🇹🇷🇮🇹🇹🇷👌
    thank you sir for this simple explanation. it looks very nice. I am Turkish and live in Belgium and grew up with Italians. I love the Italian culture. Greetings

  • Ricardo Gonçalves
    Ricardo Gonçalves Месяц назад

    I did this recipe in a eletric oven, the dough looked like yours, but after baked It was hard as crackers, i tried two times and got the same result, why?

  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford Месяц назад

    Am I the only one who noticed the nasty dirt under Mr. Contaldo's fingernails when he was making the dough?

    • GD Kaci
      GD Kaci 16 дней назад

      yes,you are.

  • Domzdream
    Domzdream Месяц назад

    My stomach is growling!

  • worldsojourner1
    worldsojourner1 Месяц назад

    Thank you for the video. Do you have a recipe for whole wheat pizza?

  • nidhi singh
    nidhi singh Месяц назад

    I'm from India.... Nd I like your all videos... Awesome

  • Juan Fernando Posada Alzate
    Juan Fernando Posada Alzate Месяц назад

    The most popular food in the World.

  • emporroll
    emporroll Месяц назад

    Step 1: Be Italian

  • Agrait Rodriguez
    Agrait Rodriguez Месяц назад

    Very nice guy!

  • Paul Snajdar
    Paul Snajdar Месяц назад

    Bravo Gennaro :)

    MARCUS SOLAN Месяц назад

    how much yeast?

  • The Wise Wolf
    The Wise Wolf Месяц назад

    Where is pineapple?

  • Rajan Chaudhary
    Rajan Chaudhary Месяц назад

    Sorry grandpaa idont think this is pizza for me domino's pizza is world best pizza,
    Italians thinks that no one can make better pizza then them but dominos stands no1

  • ipmala
    ipmala Месяц назад

    OMG....I am so HUNGRY now. 😋

  • Michal Viktorin
    Michal Viktorin Месяц назад

    I cook using technique called: cook with what you got at home...
    So I tryied all kind of flours, all kind of cheap solutions as well as expensive ones.
    Soft flour is really bad. You can make decent dough, but it is lacking taste, even if you add beer or paprika powder to make orange dough, it will still lack taste.
    In terms of cheap solution medium flour is sufficient, but I personally like bread flour, since italian one is not easy to find in my area. I usually add beer to water with yeast. I choose beers with yeasty taste. How much you use depends on how yeasty and aromatic used beer is. If it is too aromatic you can do water/beer 50:50. I would use beer only, if the beer really has this taste, that it really feels like it was made for baking.

  • .imightlikeyou
    .imightlikeyou Месяц назад

    use less yeast, like 2-3g for that amount of flour and let the dough sit at room temp for 5+ hours and you will get a lot better flavour and you can still call it homemade..

  • Maverick space
    Maverick space Месяц назад

    This is an Australian man pretending to be Italian

    • Anthony Schneider
      Anthony Schneider День назад

      No it's not, he's an immigrant from Italy and he lives in England. He's lived there for a very long time so he's picked up an accent

  • Karan Parmar
    Karan Parmar Месяц назад

    Like the way he speaks

  • Mr Stix
    Mr Stix Месяц назад +11

    Gennaro God bless you. Im making pizza's for last 5 years, i was teached by pro chefs, customers and friends where very satisfied, but with your receipe difference is huge. Its perfect!

    • Mr Stix
      Mr Stix 22 дня назад

      +Mamaboy & The Connections i put fresh yeast, one cube, its around 15-20g

    • Mamaboy & The Connections
      Mamaboy & The Connections 22 дня назад

      Mirko Stijakovic how much yeast goes inside?

  • Sahil Bhagat
    Sahil Bhagat Месяц назад

    I am high and watching this video while eatimg chips.

  • superkozel1
    superkozel1 Месяц назад +1

    homemade? ok, does all italians have stone oven at home? Cause i'am russian and all my kitchen is same size as this oven.

    • boostismagic
      boostismagic 13 дней назад

      The chef sounds Russian

  • Bez Bez
    Bez Bez Месяц назад

    Best homemade with a pizza oven

  • RedCore
    RedCore Месяц назад

    God bleaa thus human, not for pizza but for his beautiful life...

  • WhoFramedMSG
    WhoFramedMSG Месяц назад

    Half hour fermentation? No natural yeast? How does your bland flat bread taste?

  • naplet
    naplet Месяц назад

    2 am

  • Derek Cameron
    Derek Cameron Месяц назад

    Tried the instructions above for this base. Turned out perfect. really nice!!!!!! try it!!!!!

  • Rome Italy
    Rome Italy Месяц назад

    I love italian food as well as Italian girls. Great video over pizza.

  • John Brewer
    John Brewer Месяц назад

    I think you right, but he can cook

  • Ahmad Nassar
    Ahmad Nassar Месяц назад

    Is it only me or the Italian food and Lebanese are similar???

  • Live Chan Jatt
    Live Chan Jatt Месяц назад

    Nice job i am also making pizza

  • picolo2022 Games
    picolo2022 Games Месяц назад

    RIP master

  • Comments
    Comments Месяц назад

    The pizza looks tasty . But edge of the bread is horrible. Old man has no patience to make it tidy :)) if I give this to my customers, they will ask for a refund upon delivery.

  • Vince Blair
    Vince Blair Месяц назад

    New Year’s Eve 2018. I made your pizza batch x 1.5. Fantastic. So simple and so delicious. Best part was pulling the raw pizza onto the peal. Worked beautiful. Happy new year!

  • Mr. JIN
    Mr. JIN Месяц назад

    I'm South Korean
    In my country, Putting pineapples on pizza is treated as a treason by the people's law.
    We execute those motherless pineapplepizza-lovers at the square every monday.

  • Toma Petrinović
    Toma Petrinović 2 месяца назад

    You can tell he spends a lot of time with Jamie

  • Charles Wagner
    Charles Wagner 2 месяца назад

    I could watch this guy all day.

  • Maison David
    Maison David 2 месяца назад

    Whats strong flower and soft flower?

  • chillmegachill
    chillmegachill 2 месяца назад

    Hey guys... How much does a "ball" of mozzarella weigh?

  • The Batman
    The Batman 2 месяца назад

    How much yeast did he put?

  • Justin N Jennifer Miller
    Justin N Jennifer Miller 2 месяца назад

    Your pizza looks delicious!! :)

    BLT4LIFE 2 месяца назад

    I put a stone plate in a charcoal bbq. Make sure it's really hot, keep the lid on and you'll get good results.

    BLT4LIFE 2 месяца назад

    I put a lot more olive oil. It's practically the best part. 🤤

  • The Metalkon
    The Metalkon 2 месяца назад

    what about all purpose flour?

  • lenny108
    lenny108 2 месяца назад

    there is no need to learn so much about pizza. What is required is a special oven which goes up to 800°C. Otherwise, with a normal stove which goes up to 200°C, this is not a pizza.

  • Roberto Di Cuia
    Roberto Di Cuia 2 месяца назад

    i like that he gave you all the measurement but not for the yeast does anyone know how he put in ??lol

  • BB
    BB 2 месяца назад

    500gm Flour
    3gm Salt (or 5gm if preferred)
    325ml Cold water
    Put Dough Ball under damp cloth for 30min
    Knead dough, again proof for 30min

  • mario ruopolo
    mario ruopolo 3 месяца назад

    Excellent ! Thank you sir

  • Vertti Niskanen
    Vertti Niskanen 3 месяца назад

    I freaking love this video

  • suziequzie
    suziequzie 3 месяца назад

    Gennaro - thank you. This was the best pizza dough I ever made in my life. The crust was cripsy on the outside, soft and tender-chewy. I used my sheet pan upside-down as a peel to bake it on. Perfect. I'll be following this recipe from now on. Easy to remember the measurements too.

  • andimatrus
    andimatrus 3 месяца назад

    He must have been living in England for a long time, it happens to me when I go to other cities for a weekend where my accent differs from the locals, that's not the important thing, the important thing is the Pizza and that looks awesome and delicious.

  • ntomic1
    ntomic1 3 месяца назад

    We made this recipe and it was sooooooooooooo delicious, fantastic. Even the crust had a lot of flavour

  • Joseph Lau
    Joseph Lau 3 месяца назад

    Recipe says luke-warm water, but video says cold!

  • Giuseppe A. D'Angelo
    Giuseppe A. D'Angelo 3 месяца назад

    If you call THAT Neapolitan pizza I'm an Inuit

  • 6rban100
    6rban100 3 месяца назад

    I’m in love with pizza 🍕 and pasta 🍝 I actually love Italy 🇮🇹 because of their cousin I must travel there one day