Pizza Fiorentina

January 24, 2011 8:57:39 AM PST
Chef Alfredo Colle of Francesca's Pizzeria in Lincoln Park shares some recipes for lighter Italian dishes.

Dough Recipe:

-2 liters of water (~8 ½ cups)
-65 grams of salt (~4 ½ tablespoons)
-3.6 kg of farina (flour) (~15 ¾ cups)
-4 grams of yeast (just under 1 teaspoon)

Work the ingredients together until you have the dough-like consistency. Roll into little balls a little smaller than a fist. Let rest for 2 hours until soft.

1/2 cup fresh mozzarella
1/2 cup of sautéed spinach with garlic
2 tbs ricotta cheese
1/4 cup shaved parmiggiano
salt & pepper

After dough has rested for 2 hours, add toppings then bake in the oven for 15 minutes or less at 500 degrees