I found my favourite pizza recipe a long time ago, you have enjoyed it too - it's the "Classic Pizza Dough" recipe, it's been on the website for many years and it's absolutely perfect. But, naturally, we never stop in one place and we improve constantly, and this happens with the recipes as well. I wanted to improvise an Italian style pizza, just the way they do it - baked in a wood fired oven, thin and a bit crispy. I've tested many pizza recipes, but Gennaro Cotaldo's pizza (Jamie Oliver's mentor) was the most successful of all, so I'd like to show it to you.
It's not just a regular recipe because it's not only about the making of the pizza dough or a combination of various toppings. I also want you to see how I improvised a wood fired oven inside the classic kitchen oven, I don't use a pizza pan and I handle it the way Italians do - only, with a twist :)
You can use the same method with any other dough you like, including my "Classic Pizza Dough" I mentioned earlier. The secret lies in the fact that the wood fired oven rushes the dough to bake and so it becomes a bit crunchy, thin and simply delicious.