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

  • Published on Dec 9, 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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Comments • 2 157

  • Miguel Elizalde
    Miguel Elizalde 10 hours ago

    Un treh!

  • David V
    David V 19 hours ago

    Sir will you adopt me just so I can hear your childhood stories and shove my face with pizza?

  • Shiroyasha
    Shiroyasha 20 hours ago

    I felt slightly guilty watching him eat that pizza. It seemed so intimate :P

  • Roz Sa
    Roz Sa Day ago

    He told so many lies in this video. Proper Napoletan pizza? Parmesan on pizza napoletana? And he's supposed to be from the region.

    • Roz Sa
      Roz Sa 11 hours ago

      +Dorian Valadez Respecting tradition and culture were obviously not part of your upbringing.

    • Dorian Valadez
      Dorian Valadez 15 hours ago

      Shut up and eat your pizza!

  • david ouiti
    david ouiti Day ago


  • Birgit Murumägi
    Birgit Murumägi 2 days ago

    I just made this pizza exactly how he told and it was amazing! I'm just going to save the recipe for this dough coz I have ever succeeded with yeast dough as much as this time. Only thing missing was such a oven, but even in electric oven it's great. Highly recommend! And truly measure dough ingredients precisely. I did so, and it was tiny bit sticky, I added so little bit of flour with my fingers and it went perfect.

  • Диера Туракулова

    he is a magician

  • Bruno Casteleiro
    Bruno Casteleiro 3 days ago

    What could be wrong when the dough is really sticky? The first time I've tried it all went too good so I can't really figure out what I did wrong this time (the only thing I can't measure is the quantity of salt I'm using, so my I'm guessing this is the problem - too much salt)

  • Francisco
    Francisco 3 days ago

    Bellissimo. Meraviglioso!

  • Over Powered
    Over Powered 4 days ago

    That’s all

  • Imad Khalid
    Imad Khalid 4 days ago


  • Zakaria Chahidi
    Zakaria Chahidi 4 days ago

    Wonderful Italian accent, singing and Pizza. Going to Naples next month and I'll get one !!

  • DK Sputnik
    DK Sputnik 5 days ago

    в России, подобное, не пройдёт, в России, настоящая пицца, состоит из 50% мясо, 15% тесто, 15% сыр, 15% овощи и 5% соус

  • Vlogs Loyd
    Vlogs Loyd 5 days ago

    The best expression that makes me more craving than pizza

  • Bovino Alato
    Bovino Alato 5 days ago

    Finalmente una persona estera che sa fare la pizza... se sei italiano metti like 🇮🇹

  • Brian G.P
    Brian G.P 6 days ago

    UK english being spoken by an italian with an accent. Definitely a first for me lol

  • Andre Alcantara Nelson de Araujo

    Top, here preparing mine Marguerita thank you from Brasil.

  • אדוארד בלומנטל

    We love Contaldo❤️❤️💐💐💝💝🌹🌹😋😋

  • Esteban Singh
    Esteban Singh 7 days ago

    Italian pizza is good, but nothing special. Now big chains like Domino's are a different story. They engineer their pizzas to make them as tasty as possible. Are they worse for your health? Maybe. But flavorwise, any hand made pizza doesn't stand a chance.

  • Mo Raz
    Mo Raz 8 days ago +1

    people overcrowd their pizza then proceeds to overcrowd pizza

  • Stefano S
    Stefano S 8 days ago

    non male come pizza,ben cotta ,bravo

  • Sebastian Haus
    Sebastian Haus 8 days ago

    This video made my soul feel good

  • Kev Factor
    Kev Factor 8 days ago

    Looks Not tasty

  • Mariem Naser
    Mariem Naser 8 days ago

    He seems to love making it loveeeeeeee

  • Aman Basanti
    Aman Basanti 8 days ago

    What is strong flour?

  • FattyMcButterPants
    FattyMcButterPants 9 days ago

    The thumbnail made the pizza look mini

  • Rhu Barb
    Rhu Barb 9 days ago

    MAMMA MIA !!!!!

  • Ben Partridge
    Ben Partridge 10 days ago

    Thought he was putting boiled egg on top....

  • Razer Eliminator
    Razer Eliminator 10 days ago

    American pizza sucks

  • get high
    get high 10 days ago

    just like nonnas pizza

  • billabr0
    billabr0 10 days ago +77

    Homemade pizza - stone oven in the back. LuL

    • Thevenqueblack Thevenqueblack
      Thevenqueblack Thevenqueblack 4 days ago +2

      I think he meant it in a funny way most people donta have no stone oven at home

    • Kris
      Kris 7 days ago +4

      So? Just put a stone plate in your oven, still hundred times better then frozen pizza.

  • Marius Vénère
    Marius Vénère 11 days ago +1

    I'm a pizza fan and I make a lot pizze myself but I don't understand how the reach a so tender dough...

  • Arthur Kitchen
    Arthur Kitchen 11 days ago

    What is strong flour?

  • Reiyne
    Reiyne 11 days ago +6

    At times he sounds like Michael Cane trying to do an Italian accent. I love him.

  • Efe Uyur
    Efe Uyur 11 days ago +1


  • steve robbins
    steve robbins 12 days ago

    so i am sitting here eating pizza and decide to watch some you tube, and this is in my recommended, how odd or are we being watched

  • Rhajib Asadil
    Rhajib Asadil 12 days ago

    Can you be my grandpa? Haha

  • hmmdes
    hmmdes 12 days ago +1

    Which one is the best? The one you make here or the one in Gozo from the Jamie Oliver video?

    • Bertrand Devigne
      Bertrand Devigne 5 days ago

      hmmdes both are equally great, my friend, as Gennaro is the King of pizza and everything in the world.

  • coooolibri
    coooolibri 12 days ago

    this is how i make my dough for a like 3 years now. you will never have take out pizza for 8 dollars again.

  • AntonioPenja
    AntonioPenja 12 days ago

    This is my go-to recipe

  • M4jor R4ven
    M4jor R4ven 12 days ago

    traditional italian napoli pizza doesnt have mozzarella, they use fior' di bufala

  • Abrar Vadgama
    Abrar Vadgama 13 days ago

    He doesn’t look like a chef but I trust him

  • Uni Amni
    Uni Amni 13 days ago

    Italians (Neapolitans) are the biggest Bullshitters. Talking to much.

    I have eaten Pizza in Italy and it was the worst of all Pizzas I have eaten in my life. Except one I ate in Bologna. And the owner was Albanian :-)

  • Върбан Буков Дъбов

    I ❤ Pizza

  • Filip Hałas
    Filip Hałas 13 days ago

    Italian Bob Ross of cooking

  • Roger didit
    Roger didit 13 days ago

    Italians.. Best food on the planet. But American New York style pizza, beats them.. No question.

  • Franz Flasch
    Franz Flasch 14 days ago +1

    Thanks for the great video! I've tried it at home and it was delicious!

    • Lu Be
      Lu Be 3 days ago

      +Franz Flasch Thank you

    • Franz Flasch
      Franz Flasch 3 days ago

      +Lu Be It is exactly as he explains in his video. It took me approx. 15 minutes for making the dough, then 30 minutes resting and after cutting another 30 minutes. Just be sure to preheat your oven to the max. possible temperature. I leave it in there for 4 to 5 minutes until it is nice and crispy. Best pizza I've ever made!

    • Lu Be
      Lu Be 4 days ago

      How long did it take you?
      Just asking so I can plan ahead for when I make it...

  • The One and Only
    The One and Only 14 days ago +6

    This guy is from the Citalia Mafia

  • Fabián Páez
    Fabián Páez 16 days ago

    Una meraviglia

  • Mir Faqurdin
    Mir Faqurdin 17 days ago


  • Skate Or Die
    Skate Or Die 20 days ago

    I will never understand why you would put the basil on before cooking it. I don't care if that is how they make it in Napoli, Napoli is wrong. Basil tastes best after the pizza has cooled for a bit. The smell and the flavor are perfectly balanced with the tomato and cheese.

  • Elio De Angelis
    Elio De Angelis 20 days ago

    why not italian subtitles?

  • Albert krank
    Albert krank 20 days ago

    well i will put the stone oven on then for homemade pizza because everybody has an oven like that xD

  • Vash Lash
    Vash Lash 20 days ago +1

    Looks incredible for such a quick dough. Must be the oven?

    • Johan Pfeiffer
      Johan Pfeiffer 20 days ago

      Yeah, having it sit like half a day at least works great for me at least

    • Vash Lash
      Vash Lash 20 days ago

      Johan Pfeiffer Yeah but shouldn’t it have to sit a day or 2, to get results like that?
      I’ll be sure to buy a hook along with my ooni oven next.

    • Johan Pfeiffer
      Johan Pfeiffer 20 days ago +1

      not at all. simple is often times the best. you don't need fancy ingredients or whatever. Though in my experience kneading with a dough hook for like 10 mins makes a nicer dough than just using hands. but this is the exact same dough I make and it's as good as any restaurant can deliver.

  • dukkar123
    dukkar123 20 days ago

    El Pres would Rate it 9.6....one byte everybody knows the rules

  • Fun Sponge
    Fun Sponge 22 days ago

    I can guarantee I can guarantee this car is a pukka

  • Anastasia Prostogidou
    Anastasia Prostogidou 22 days ago


  • Deckie Deckie
    Deckie Deckie 22 days ago

    Even heaven envies that...

  • Deckie Deckie
    Deckie Deckie 22 days ago

    I'd kill for a pizza like that...

  • stelios Μαμακιαρης

    Grandpa :I will teach you how to make homemade pizza. Basic requirement number 1. Have a small indoor professional oven for pizzas and bread.
    Me: Easiest part! Done.

  • Bull Doom
    Bull Doom 22 days ago

    Is that a pizza oven or Yoda's hut?

  • Denki Kaminari
    Denki Kaminari 22 days ago

    3.2M views and we know not a single person actually made the pizza

  • Stan Smith
    Stan Smith 23 days ago

    Homemade?!? best?.... hmmm

  • Biscottoh
    Biscottoh 23 days ago

    I'm Italian, this is not pizza...

    • Yellow Girl
      Yellow Girl 21 day ago

      Biscottoh thats why i hate italians, you think that just because something is Not like how you wanted that its Not Pizza

  • Prod.By.Waves
    Prod.By.Waves 23 days ago +1

    I love his personality

  • array s
    array s 24 days ago +1

    I learn making pasta from scratch from this guy. #GennaroIsALegend

  • Abhigyan Talukdar
    Abhigyan Talukdar 24 days ago

    How tu mate bettt pitta . .you habb daat pitta ant stamaat life longttt

  • Stalkingwolf
    Stalkingwolf 24 days ago +1

    whats strong flour. in germany they have numbers :-) 405 = strong?
    and only 30min rest? i thought, and i'm doing this myself, 24 hours.

    • TheSeb12345
      TheSeb12345 22 days ago

      Es geht auch mit 550er Mehl.
      Ich mache es nach dieser Anleitung www.perfekte-pizza.de/perfekter-pizzateig/
      Allerdings muss im Hausofen auch am besten ein Pizzastein, oder noch besser ein Backstahl vorhanden sein. Habe selber ein Stahlblech, das bringt man auf Temperatur auf der höchsten Ebene, macht dann den Grill an, schiebt die Pizza rein und man kriegt somit die beste Pizza die man zuhause machen kann.

    • Obelisk
      Obelisk 23 days ago

      I would try Pizza flour, like the "Tipo 00" you might find in a local Edeka.

  • Lukup
    Lukup 24 days ago

    1:13: me when my delivery pizza arrives

  • Gjvj Ghjv
    Gjvj Ghjv 24 days ago


  • TheRolemodel1337
    TheRolemodel1337 24 days ago +2

    he talks like the bob ross of cooking

  • Michelangelo Donatello

    Certo, col forno a legna in pietra non è difficile fare la pizza ottima. Ma non è come fatta a casa. Col forno di casa non verrà mai una pizza uguale.

  • MJ McCullough
    MJ McCullough 24 days ago

    Genaro needs subtitles

  • Garitos Team
    Garitos Team 25 days ago +2

    ok now I love more pizza you are the best THANK YOU !

  • Em Dee
    Em Dee 25 days ago

    sry I dont understand banzano

  • Anthony N
    Anthony N 25 days ago

    Such a simple dish, yet so international. Bread from Africa, tomatoes from America, basil from Asia and cheese from Europe.

  • Rosalind Kincannon
    Rosalind Kincannon 25 days ago

    I love GENNARO ♥️♥️♥️

  • The Partae
    The Partae 26 days ago +30

    yeah i'll just slide that pizza into my indoor wood fired pizza oven... 6:06 busts out of Italian accent

    • The Partae
      The Partae 23 days ago

      +oxygenlife yeah, he cooked his magnificent homemade pizza in a wood fired oven.

    • oxygenlife
      oxygenlife 23 days ago

      Did you even watch the video ?

  • Marco Signorini
    Marco Signorini 27 days ago

    I'm italian and........... I just saw 5 errors that a pizzaiolo will curse you for.
    I will not tell you just because you do not deserve them yet... I think you need to return to Naples and to make sure to learn properly........

  • still sippin tea in yo hood

    it‘s not like everyone has a wood fired oven at home lol. but besides that, thx for the video.

  • Turbo Roman
    Turbo Roman 27 days ago

    this is no homemade

  • Andre Erik Höglund
    Andre Erik Höglund 27 days ago

    When the mafiaboss goes pizzachef

  • Norman Gamer
    Norman Gamer 28 days ago

    He included mozzarella parmesan etc. to pizza. Almost all of the Italy in one video!

  • Marco Albanesi
    Marco Albanesi 28 days ago

    Oh cucinassi una cosa come cristo comanda! Forse andrai bene per sti fregnoni inglesi ma lascia perde proprio perche non rispetti mai la tradizione dei piatti. Quella carbonara che hai proposto in uno dei tuo video grida ancora vendetta.

    CYD NOOB 28 days ago +1

    I got tons of water in my mouth right now

  • Magamarc
    Magamarc 29 days ago

    Excuse me Sir, but you are supposed to add the basel AFTER the pizza has finished its backing process.

  • CuZio
    CuZio 29 days ago

    italians and americans are very very different.

  • Observer 395-2 West
    Observer 395-2 West 29 days ago

    500g = 2 cups

  • FuturisticPikacu -GamePlay101

    that doesn't looks so good

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith Month ago +1

    6:11 okay... [takes out his electric arc furnace]

  • THe Dude
    THe Dude Month ago

    This pizza sucks, its not even sourdough.

  • Ion Bara
    Ion Bara Month ago

    can tell the guy is not fake. look at 07:01

  • Glurabelle
    Glurabelle Month ago

    Can i call you grandpa? :c

  • Tam Tam Playz
    Tam Tam Playz Month ago

    7:11 is me when I eat microwaved scrambled eggs!

  • meme machine
    meme machine Month ago +1

    He looks like a old mafia boss haha!

  • Tolgahan Bodur
    Tolgahan Bodur Month ago +2

    Watching from TURKEY and i like you

    • Norman Gamer
      Norman Gamer 28 days ago

      kanki ben de senden hoşlanıyorum ahajahja

  • Phoenix 300gunner
    Phoenix 300gunner Month ago

    Italian English

  • JDC
    JDC Month ago

    Yeah it really doesnt matter how well you follow these instructions, if you dont have a wood fired oven, it wont come out anywhere as good.

  • SalvoDais
    SalvoDais Month ago

    We gennarì

  • Hurricane Sander
    Hurricane Sander Month ago +1

    What is strong flour? And are there different types of strong flour?

    • George Lucas
      George Lucas Month ago