The history of New York style pizza is a long and delicious one. The first pizzas in America were served in New York City in 1905, when Italian-American immigrants began creating their own versions of the classic Italian dish. From there, the classic New York style pizza was born.
New York style pizza is known for its thin crust, large slices, and foldable slices. It is usually prepared with a combination of mozzarella and cheddar cheese, and often topped with tomato sauce and other ingredients. One of the most iconic toppings is pepperoni, but other classic toppings include mushrooms, sausage, onions, and green peppers.
The classic thin crust New York style pizza is made with all-purpose flour, yeast, salt, sugar, and water. The dough is kneaded and left to rise until doubled in size. Then it can be rolled out thin and placed on a pizza pan or stone. The pizza is then topped with the desired ingredients and baked in a very hot oven for about 15 minutes.
This classic pizza recipe will make one thin crust pizza that serves four people. You will need the following ingredients:
-3 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon active dry yeast
-1 teaspoon salt
-2 tablespoons sugar
-1 ½ cups warm water
-1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
-1/8 cup shredded parmesan cheese
-1 cup tomato sauce
You will also need the following kitchen equipment:
-Pizza pan or stone
To begin, in a large bowl, mix together the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Slowly add the warm water and mix until a smooth dough forms. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, then cover the bowl and let the dough rise for about 1 hour.
Once the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a floured surface and roll it out into a thin circle. Place the dough on a lightly greased pizza pan or stone. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough and top with the cheese.
Bake the pizza in a preheated oven at 425°F for 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Once the pizza is finished baking, let it cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve with fresh basil, oregano, and Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
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