Pizza Alla Pugliese

Recipe by ratherbeswimmin
READY IN: 1hr 18mins




  • Put baking stone on the middle shelf of oven; preheat oven on highest setting for at least 1 hour.
  • While oven is heating, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan over med-high heat.
  • Add in onion; saute 4-5 minutes, or until translucent.
  • Season with salt; remove from heat; let cool.
  • Make 1 pizza at a time unless your peel can accommodate both pizzas.
  • Flour work surface and hands; shape dough ball on counter; transfer it to flour-dusted pizza peel.
  • Sprinkle half of the cheese evenly over the surface of dough; spread half of the sauteed onion on top; drizzle 1 tablespoons olive oil over the surface, spiraling it out from the center.
  • Sprinkle the top with pepper to taste.
  • Carefully slide the pizza from the peel onto the baking stone; bake 7-9 minutes.
  • When it is done, the crust should be puffy and slightly charred on the edge and thinner in the center; the underside of the crust should be brown and crisp, not white and soft.
  • Remove the finished pizza from the oven and serve it whole, or let if cool for about 2 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make the second pizza.