24 Hour Neapolitan Pizza

24 Hour Neapolitan Pizza

What to know?

Temperature Base Temperature Needle
  • Temperature Base 500 degrees
  • Medium
  • Pizza
  • 3 pizzas
  • 90 seconds (24 hours prep)

A truly classic Neapolitan pizza recipe that uses a tiny amount of yeast and a long, room temperature ferment is a thing of beauty - especially when cooked over wood.

24 Hour Neapolitan Pizza

1. To make the dough;

- Pour the water into a bowl and add the yeast. Whisk to break apart. Place the salt and flour in a separate bowl and begin to add the flour mix to the liquid, mixing continuously with your hand as you do.

- Once all the flour is mixed knead the dough for 5-6 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball, cover with a clean bowl and leave to rest for 20 minutes.

- Knead the dough again for a final minute or 2 before shaping into a ball, placing into a container, covering and leaving to ferment at room temperature for 16 hours.

- When the time is up pop the dough onto a clean, unfloured surface and divide into three 9 1/2 oz (270g) pieces and shape into dough balls. Place the dough balls on a tray, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 and no more than 10 hours.

2. To make the tomato sauce;

Empty the canned tomatoes into a bowl and add the salt. Either crush by hand or pulse briefly with a blender. It’s important not to over mix them - and refrigerate until required.

3. To bake the pizza;

- Remove the dough balls from the fridge 3-5 hours before you want to bake them to allow the gluten to relax.

- Fire up your Gozney Pizza Oven until you reach 925f (495c).

- Toss the room temperature dough ball into a tub of flour, shake off the excess, and open into a pizza base.

- Top with around 2oz of tomato sauce and a quarter of the cheese and slide onto a placement peel before launching into the oven.

- Bake for 60-90 seconds in your Gozney Pizza Oven rotating regularly until baked to perfection.