The O’scugnizzo pizza recipe is a definite family favorite. It’s simple and fun to make, yet it has an elegant presentation that gives it a bit of pizzazz. I’m always working on perfecting my crust recipe, which means I like to switch up the flavor each time by altering the herbs.
While staying true to tradition, I added some bold rosemary for this latest version and finished it off with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
How to make an o’scugnizzo pizza recipe?
- Preparation Time: 20 minutes
- Cooking Time: 50 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Serving Size: 4
- Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients for o’scugnizzo pizza recipe
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp Italian herb blend (or rosemary, thyme, and sage)
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups very warm water (about 110 celsius)
- 1 cup tomato purée
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp cheese
Directions for o’scugnizzo pizza recipe
Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and Italian herb blend. Mix to distribute the seasoning evenly.
Step 2: Combine the oil and warm water in a small jug. Stir to mix well. Pour half of this into the flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon to form a dough. Knead for 3-5 minutes with your hands until smooth and pliable. Put aside for 10 minutes to rest.
Step 3: Preheat your oven to 450 celsius (or 230 celsius for conventional ovens).
Step 4: Divide the dough into two and form into two balls. Roll each ball out to a 10cm round. You can do this by hand, but I find it easier to gently use a rolling pin to flatten the dough. You should be able to see the underside of the round through it. Let the dough rest for a few minutes before continuing if it starts to crack.
Step 5: Transfer each round to a pizza pan lined with baking paper. Spoon over half of the tomato puree (about 8 tbsp). Sprinkle over half of the grated cheese (about 2 tbsp), then top with some torn basil leaves and slices of mozzarella.
Step 6: Bake for about 15 minutes until the base is cooked through golden brown and the cheese has melted. Top with more basil leaves, half the grated Parmesan, and a drizzle of olive oil, then serve immediately.
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The O’scugnizzo pizza recipe is a fun and tasty way to jazz up the classic Italian style of pizza. It’s simple, quick, and easy to make, yet it still maintains the essential O’scugnizzo pizzeria flavors. As usual, I love to experiment with my crust recipe, and this time I added some fresh rosemary into the mix and finished it off with a sprinkle of freshly grated cheddar cheese.