Learn How to Make the Best Homemade Pizza with Gennaro Contaldo | Citalia

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Pizza is arguably Italy's most famous dish and can now be found all over the world. We're most familiar with takeaway and even frozen pizza but once you've made your very own pizza from scratch, there really is no going back.
In this video, Italian chef, Gennaro Contaldo shows you how to make homemade pizza at home - don't worry, you don't need a wood oven to follow this recipe. Here you'll learn how to make, knead and shape the dough before topping with delicious Parma ham and fresh rocket for a simple yet delicious meal!
(makes 2 x large pizzas)
For the dough
500g strong flour
5g salt
10g fresh yeast
325ml lukewarm water
Topping for Margherita
150g tinned chopped tomatoes or tomato passata
Salt & pepper
1 x tablespoons extra virgin olive oil & extra for drizzling
1 x tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1 x ball mozzarella
A few fresh basil leaves
Topping for Prosciutto & Rocket
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
1 x ball mozzarella
1 x tablespoon grated parmesan
4 x slices of Parma ham
Handful of rocket
Juice of ½ lemon
First make the dough. Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Gradually add the yeast mixture, mixing well until you obtain a dough. Place dough on a lightly floured work surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Cover with a cloth or cling film and leave to rest in a warm place for at least 30 minutes until the dough has doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees centigrade.
Take the dough, knock it back, then divide into two pieces, cover each with a cloth and leave to rest in a warm place for a further 30 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the toppings. For the Margherita, place tomatoes or passata in a small bowl, season with salt & pepper and stir in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Roughly chop the mozzarella.
Sprinkle some flour onto a clean work surface and with your fingers spread each piece of dough into a roughly round shape with a border, make the dough as thin as you can but be careful not to tear it. Sprinkle some semolina or flour onto 2 large flat baking trays and place the pizza bases on them.
Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over each base. On one, spread the tomato mixture evenly over, sprinkle with parmesan, scatter a few basil leaves over and top with mozzarella.
On the other base, arrange mozzarella and parmesan all over, top with Parma ham.
Place both pizzas into the hot oven and bake for 8 - 10 minutes.
In the meantime, toss the rocket in a little extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.
Remove the pizzas from the oven, top the Parma ham pizza with rocket and serve immediately.
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  • bella kopf

    bella kopf

    4 órája

    This pizza is mind-blowing! The dough turned out just like the ones you only get in really good pizzerias...
    Strong flour makes all the difference! I tried pizza with ordinary flour before and it is just not the same.
    Thank you very much for this amazing recipe!
    Mille grazie!

  • Marco Pizani

    Marco Pizani


    mi ha fatto venire l'acquolina in bocca ... meraviglioso

  • Victor Sahleanu

    Victor Sahleanu


    This is the best pizza dough I’ve ever made.

  • hope s

    hope s


    You Italians knew what you were doing when you created pizzas I love you for that!😢😢😢😢

  • Roberto Assis

    Roberto Assis


    aki é feito de outra forma no brasil

  • Nicole Byron

    Nicole Byron


    Just madar de pizza for dinner 🙂 Belissimo ... My first time making a proper pizza. Hope my Italian mum in law recovers from Covid as I want to treat her to one of these. Gina is from Napoli and her accent is all over the place too. Happy cooking guys. 🍕

  • Wilfredo Galdamez

    Wilfredo Galdamez

    2 napja

    hi lovely ppl!

  • JoeyFrat


    3 napja

    Just started making home made pizza and it definitely takes some practice. Although you can literally find hundreds of dough recipes online, as well as pizza recipes, I believe this gentleman's approach is a constant that shouldn't waver from recipe to recipe. Take your time, use your hands and love your ingredients. This is edible art and if you put your heart into it you will definitely notice that in the final product.

  • n1mand


    4 napja

    And in the room behind the kitchen someone is getting tortured.:D

  • Shimron aka BZA

    Shimron aka BZA

    4 napja

    Thank you! It works very well. Delicious!!! God bless you!

  • Артур Моранченко

    Артур Моранченко

    4 napja

    God bless this amazing cooker !

  • DaKussh


    4 napja

    "This a Napolitan pizza with nice large lips"
    Not sure if making a pizza or making love to a woman.

  • Piotr Orłowski

    Piotr Orłowski

    4 napja

    It's good that everyone has a clay and brick wood-fired pizza oven at home. Makes it so much easier to make such a pizza.

  • adel kl

    adel kl

    4 napja

    with that oven you can not say it's a homemade pizza.

  • Nik Gashi

    Nik Gashi

    4 napja

    Im here just to listen him talking

  • rosana monteiro

    rosana monteiro

    5 napja

    AMO♥️ PIZZA 🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • Hrishikesh Deshpande

    Hrishikesh Deshpande

    5 napja

    I've never had a naples pizza.. Does the pizza really taste as good as they say? There are hardly any toppings there!

    • Antonio Novi

      Antonio Novi

      2 napja

      Real one tastes beyond your expectations

  • Andrea Darling-Johnson

    Andrea Darling-Johnson

    5 napja

    I love this man. Italian cooking at it's best. I do miss his partner in crime though,
    Mr. Carluccio.
    A great Italian cooking duo.

  • sdbrogs


    5 napja
  • Sam Smith

    Sam Smith

    5 napja

    “I’m gonna make ya a Napolitano pizza so good that you can’t refuse”

  • Jose Luis Caceres

    Jose Luis Caceres

    5 napja

    “Tree huntred and twanty fie millilitar of wohtter” niiiiiiiice.....

  • Salih Dündar

    Salih Dündar

    6 napja

    I made it and it was perfect!
    Grazie mille! :)

  • Mac


    6 napja

    I would eat the doe

  • Kutay Yalçıner

    Kutay Yalçıner

    6 napja

    This is what happens when you retire from mafia.

  • astanapane137


    6 napja

    I just tried! It was very delicious! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!!

  • Jake Tyler

    Jake Tyler

    7 napja

    Do u have another recipe.. Kuz mine kinda stay liquid...it dnt come to a dough

  • Edgar Rosenberg

    Edgar Rosenberg

    7 napja

    Why does he not say how much yeast to use - and - was it dried yeast or fresh yeast

  • Miles F

    Miles F

    7 napja

    Been making pizzas for a good while but with ready made dough. Tried Gennaro’s method and I made the best pizzas yet. Will be firing up the outdoor pizza oven next time 👍😀 🍕

  • Deepak Makheeja

    Deepak Makheeja

    8 napja

    You are an amazing soul gennaro.. God bless... Take care

  • Ed Stafford

    Ed Stafford

    8 napja

    He is funny

  • Emre Yüksel

    Emre Yüksel

    9 napja

    Dayı evinde odun fırını var sen ne homemade'inden bahsediyosun ya

  • S.j


    9 napja

    Pizza 💩💩💩

  • The Vikyes

    The Vikyes

    9 napja

    Like Bob Ross but with cooking

  • Jason manis

    Jason manis

    9 napja

    I love his passion for what he does. It inspires me to become a better cook for my wife and kids

  • xrannan


    10 napja

    Yeah and we have an oven like that in the house.

  • Mikel Almanza

    Mikel Almanza

    10 napja

    He doesn't know how to make Schiafo 😂

    • Mikel Almanza

      Mikel Almanza

      10 napja

      There is also a mistake in adding the mozarella.

  • Flash Gordon

    Flash Gordon

    10 napja

    His accent slips now and then

  • Safico Soufiane

    Safico Soufiane

    10 napja

    رمضان رانا نتعلموا معند الإيطاليين 😍😍

  • Am Am

    Am Am

    11 napja

    I could not hear the types of cheese he used.

  • Murat Kalender

    Murat Kalender

    11 napja

    I dont know how many times I have watched this. I am not going to make a pizza. I just love watching it.

  • ziv suissa

    ziv suissa

    11 napja

    This is absolutely amazing
    So delicious best pizza recipe
    Ever !
    Thank you chef !

  • Jessie Swan

    Jessie Swan

    11 napja

    I think this guy is from Australia or England, this is a fake accent haha!!!

  • Pranali Mehta

    Pranali Mehta

    12 napja

    what is strong flour?

    • Pranali Mehta

      Pranali Mehta

      12 napja

      thank you!

    • The Witty Guide

      The Witty Guide

      12 napja

      Strong flour is hard flour (like bread flour) with higher gluten content than normal all-purpose flour. I had tried using all-purpose flour with his recipe (from his other outdoor pizza video) and it was a gluey mess. Most HUstore recipes just said flour and I have read that all-purpose flours in America tend to be “harder” than usual. Some recipes specify bread flour. Anyway, lesson learn and I have just bought bread flour and will try it out. Also remember to hold back pouring all the water if you are in a humid country (like mine, can be over 80%!).

  • marcus chang

    marcus chang

    12 napja

    when pineapple appears on the pizza

  • bhavna shah

    bhavna shah

    12 napja

    I love your kitchen!

  • Igor Martins

    Igor Martins

    12 napja

    O cara cuspindo nos ingredientes tudo kkkkkkkkkk tnc

  • O.M.A.


    13 napja

    Attention - it's very dangerous to watch this video!!! You'll get very hungry!

  • Soar DS

    Soar DS

    13 napja

    ppl in the grocery store don't know what strong flour is. does it have any other name?

  • zichen wu

    zichen wu

    13 napja

    watching here while pandemic hehehehe!!

  • Read Quran 4:27-28 And 13:28

    Read Quran 4:27-28 And 13:28

    13 napja


  • Detryana Hutcherson

    Detryana Hutcherson

    13 napja

    I want to have that kind of kitchennnbb



    13 napja

    *Note to anybody following the recipe* He uses 10g fresh yeast. If you're using the dried kind, the general rule is to use 1/3 of that. So 3.3g of dried yeast.

  • Tired Marine

    Tired Marine

    13 napja

    What do you call the bowl he is mixing in?

  • C Jam

    C Jam

    14 napja

    in Europe people learn to speak British English...duh!!! but the comments from Americans...*eye roll to the back of my head

  • Polly The Homeless

    Polly The Homeless

    14 napja

    C fam

  • Usaama Yate

    Usaama Yate

    14 napja

    the best person ever you Rock

  • Linda Giovanna Zambanini

    Linda Giovanna Zambanini

    14 napja

    Googling...strong flour & soft flour. :)

  • иван иванов

    иван иванов

    14 napja

    ууууаууууу))) super)

  • Ahmed Hersi

    Ahmed Hersi

    14 napja

    The best 5 thing to eat is :
    Masala rice
    Ma'asoob (Yamani food) 😁

  • d bourke

    d bourke

    14 napja

    Quarantine got you hungry? Keep salivating!!!



    14 napja

    Don contaldo

  • Maral Phayer

    Maral Phayer

    14 napja

    How much yeast ?:)

  • Aleksander Kupisiewicz

    Aleksander Kupisiewicz

    15 napja

    If you meet this guy sitting in his black rolce roys telling you: make pizza, you make pizza, no questions asked 😂

  • Thomas Eigermann

    Thomas Eigermann

    15 napja


    • Thomas Eigermann

      Thomas Eigermann

      14 napja

      Nina Ok danke. Und die Standardsorte 405er ?

    • Nina


      14 napja

      Type 00 ist das typische Pizzamehl, das ist allerdings leider nicht so super leicht zu finden bei uns... Type 404 oder 550 sind sonst gute Alternativen

  • Barsat Karki

    Barsat Karki

    15 napja

    How to make a good pizza?
    The secret ingredient in Italian accent.

  • shubhi singh

    shubhi singh

    15 napja

    This man is so lovely .. also he reminds me of drac from hotel Transylvania ❤️

  • Rayan G

    Rayan G

    15 napja

    is he british? is he italian? legends may never know!

  • Marine


    15 napja


  • Jaesung83


    15 napja

    What is the measurement in metrics as in "cups" "ounce" "tablespoon" "teaspoon "??? Can someone convert it for me please?

    • Herkko Hokajärvi

      Herkko Hokajärvi

      14 napja

      Basicly 1 cup is close to 235 ml and one ounce is roughly 30ml. tablespoon 15ml and teaspoon 5ml So 2 cups and one ounce of flower. teaspoon of salt and yeast, 1 cup and a 1/2 cup of water. also if you recreate this i would recommend not using oil on top of the pizza but in the dough. Id recommend watchin this video for a better recipe, just replace the cheese with wet mozzarella hustore.info/video/hnTTeq1_rGas0ZU.html

    • Mell Condro

      Mell Condro

      14 napja

      Jaesung83 google it, but it easier with cup, the number gonna be odd if you convert it to gram or else

  • Debbie Cook

    Debbie Cook

    15 napja

    wait I'm confused, how long am I baking it in my gas oven? I don''''t understand what he was saying. Can someone help me? And at what temperature? Thanks in advance! How much yeast? I watch this vid like 6 times and he did not say how much yeast to use.

    • Dominik Flis

      Dominik Flis

      14 napja

      dry yeast 7g, wet yeast 20g

  • mystic stylez

    mystic stylez

    16 napja

    Sounds Like Ali G and Borat and Italian at same time

  • B T

    B T

    16 napja

    In a previous video he used the exact same measurements but made four pizzas, in this one he makes two. And theyre the same size. Which is better?

  • Reena punjabi

    Reena punjabi

    16 napja

    What is he talking about🤣🤣🤣
    Good pizza though

  • Lena Kennedy

    Lena Kennedy

    17 napja

    Everything just sooo loooovely

  • mikejaeger23


    17 napja

    The best 😊👌🏽

  • xxabudxx1


    17 napja

    did he really cut the pizza in half, did you see that guy?

  • Followyourideas (Aikido Shodokan)

    Followyourideas (Aikido Shodokan)

    18 napja

    I cant put my finger on what accent this is

  • its me NELSON!

    its me NELSON!

    18 napja

    Are you confused about the 'strong flour'?
    Look at the protein content, should be over 10%, ideally 12% or 13%. White colour too.

  • Ari


    18 napja

    Who has a stone pizza over at home?!

    • its me NELSON!

      its me NELSON!

      18 napja

      Just put your oven to its highest temperature :) It wont be the same, but it will be worth it :)

  • MyMiller A.

    MyMiller A.

    19 napja

    "... but anyway – back to the pizza!" I love these little stories between the preparings, I really can smell the odor of Napoli in this pizza! ❤️ I really have to make it NOW!