Pizza can be anything you want. You can add all the ingredients that you like in it and put all the creativity that you can think of as long as you will end up liking it.
One of the most famous pizzas around the world is pepperoni pizza. This is where the recipe that we have has originated and it has a twist so that already shows the versatility of pizza.
Pizza Diavola or Deviled Pizza is a pepperoni pizza with a lot of spice in it. As it is associated with the devil, you can expect that it is going to bring some fire in your mouth.
This recipe is perfect for people who love spicy food. It contains ingredients that others may not have the tolerance to eat but it still tastes great so it does not take away the pizza essence of it.
It may not be as famous as the other pizzas due to its spiciness but it should be. It is great for the heart as the spice helps pump blood and just like other spicy food, it makes your skin better.
If you are tired of bland, boring, and common flavors on your plate, then we suggest that you try and spice things up (pun definitely intended) and cook this recipe for you.
Just be careful not to make others try it if they have a low tolerance for spicy food because this recipe will definitely bring some on the table. So here it is, the Devil Pizza Diavola.
Devil Pizza Diavola Recipe
Ingredients for the Dough
– 1 kilogram of all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons of dried yeast
– 2 teaspoons of olive oil
– 680 milligrams of water
Ingredients for the Pizza
– 300 grams of peeled tomatoes
– 120 grams of hot salami
– 2 pickled jalapenos
– 200 grams of scamorza
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Step 1. The Dough
So we figured that there is a certain consistency to the pizza dough in order to properly accommodate the spice in this pizza.
First, activate the yeast by mixing it in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of lukewarm water. This will get the yeast started and will actually be better for the dough later on.
While waiting for the yeast to dissolve, mix the flour and salt in a separate bowl. Keep on mixing until the salt has mixed with the flour entirely and then make space on the center of the mixture.
Pour the water in the middle and then the yeast mixture as well. Mix it with your hands, it will turn out sticky but that is okay, then cover it and let it rest for 5 minutes for hydration.
Lightly flour your working space and then knead the dough for at least 2 minutes. Return it to the bowl and refrigerate it for at least 1 day.
See, we encourage you to make the dough at home because you will need it to ferment it. This is one of the secrets to this great recipe is to let the dough ferment properly before using.
Step 2. The Sauce
Strain the tomatoes and reserve the juice for other use. Then, press the tomatoes onto a colander and into a bowl.
Simply stir until the tomatoes are broken down and then add salt to taste. Mix the salt in and then stir to make the sauce smooth.
Step 3. Preheat the Oven
On the following day, divide the dough into six equal portions. Get one ball and then let it sit at room temperature so that it thaws a little bit from the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to the highest temperature while waiting for the dough. Use a pizza stone for the cooking and preheat it as well in the oven.
This step needs to be done before going through the ingredients or else, the oven will not heat up to the desired temperature if you do this late in the process.
As the dough thaws, knead it and create some tension on the flour. Pull it to the sides and then roll the edges under before putting it in a greased bowl and cover it with a plastic wrap and let it rest.
Step 4. Shape the Dough and Arrange the Pizza
After an hour and a half, or when the dough has doubled in size, start stretching it using your hand by pushing from the center outward until you have created a 12-inch round shape.
Make sure that there are no holes in the dough. Then, spread the tomato sauce over the dough and leave about half an inch on the edges.
Brush a little bit of olive oil on the edges to make the crust crispy later on. Place the sliced hot salamis on the pizza touching each other but making sure that no salami overlaps with the other.
Place the jalapenos as well and then top it all off by sprinkling the cheese on the toppings.
Step 5. Baking
Once the oven has reached the desired temperature, you can start cooking. If your oven can go up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, then that is the temperature that you need.
Slide the pizza in the oven using a floured pizza peel and then let it cook for about ten minutes or until the crust has turned golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Let it cool for a bit, slice, and then serve!
1. You can change this recipe by adding other vegetables such as bell peppers instead of the jalapenos if the heat is too much for you.
2. You can also garnish it with fresh basil leaves and the like to give a fresher taste that will contrast the spice for a little bit.
While this recipe is pretty simple, some things can still make it even better. So here are a few tips that you can also follow when making your pizza.
Use a Pizza Stone
Pizza stones are really beneficial and we have found that out since we started using one. It creates better crusts than pizza pans or cast-iron skillet.
This is due to the fact that the pizza stone is porous in nature. It absorbs all the unnecessary moisture from the dough making it crispy yet chewy on the inside.
It also retains heat pretty well so when it is preheated with the oven, pizza stones create a lot of oven spring which pops the crust out and makes it cook faster.
Go High With The Temperature
When you have a home oven, chances are you might be having some trouble with how hot it gets. Especially with recipes that require you to go 900 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is pretty common and that is why there are pizza ovens. These ovens are able to reach that temperature in just 30 minutes or less which is very beneficial for cooking pizzas.
But if you cannot afford to buy a new oven, then you can go as high as your home oven can go for a pizza since it cooks quickly and timing can be altered.
What we mean by this is that even if you do not have a timer for a specific temperature, you will see when the pizza is ready. The indications are when the crust has browned and the cheese has melted.
The cold months are approaching and you want something to heat up the dinner table. Then, you can do this recipe and it will surely be a hit.
The Devil Pizza Diavola packs a lot of flavor and nutrients that will help your health be better. It is a tasty kind of pizza that adults will surely love to pair with their beverages.
So when you want something to warm up your tummy when the winter comes, consider cooking a great pizza for your family with hot salami and jalapenos like this recipe.
It is a very simple type of pizza and you can do it in just minutes as long as you have those doughs ready. You can also do the tips and follow the notes below the recipe to make the pizza even better.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and fire up that oven, knead the dough, and prepare the other ingredients so that you can have the best Devil Pizza Diavola for dinner!
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