If you like to have a lot of meat on your pizza, try out this recipe. No cheese — just ham, bacon and tomatoes. And don’t forget that in Italian pizza meat usually goes with fresh arugula.
You will need:
— pizza dough
— fresh arugula
— extra virgin olive oil
The first thing you need to do is turn on your oven and preheat it to 220˚C/ 430˚F. While waiting for the oven to heat, prepare your ingredients. Let’s start with the tomatoes: put them into a pan and pour some boiling water on them. Hold the tomatoes in the water for a few seconds and remove the skins.
Cut each tomato in half. Scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon and discard.
Chop the tomatoes into small cubes.
Thinly slice the ham.
Thinly slice the bacon.
Now let’s roll out our pizza. You may stretch the pizza dough with your knuckles like all professionals do, but it’s always easier to use a rolling pin. Sprinkle the table with flour, dip the dough in the flour as well and roll it into a thin sheet.
Put the crust on an oiled pizza screen. Don’t worry if the crust loses its shape while you handle it — just shape it into a circle again and don’t worry about the small folds that you might get.
Tip: If you don’t have a pizza screen, you may use a baking sheet turned upside down (so that you can easily take your pizza off the sheet). And if you are lucky enough to own a pizza stone, don’t forget to preheat it for about 20 minutes before putting your pizza on it.
Add the toppings: first make a layer of chopped tomatoes.
Lay the slices of ham over the tomatoes.
Add the bacon.
Dress the pizza with some olive oil.
It’s time to put our pizza in the oven! Keep it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes — it can take more or less than that depending on how quickly your oven bakes.
Tip: Rotate the pizza screen a couple of times while baking to make sure that the pizza cooks evenly.
A pizza screen won’t let your pizza get a well-cooked crispy bottom. To achieve a nice crispy pizza, take it off the screen a few minutes before it has finished baking and put it on a baking sheet. Bake the pizza on the sheet for 3-5 minutes more until its edges turn golden.
Put the cooked pizza on a serving plate and garnish with fresh arugula.
Prosciutto e Rucola is done! Slice into eight pieces and serve.