Pizza is the food of the Gods. If it weren’t so, you wouldn’t read these pages. But, what if some food intolerance – let’s say: lactose intolerance – impedes us to have it? Our life has no more meaning.
Before falling in the deepest depression, let’s take a look to some dairy-free pizza recipes that are so tasty and satisfying that even Italians can have them.
Pizza – we all know it, now – is a traditional Italian food. To be more specific, pizza originated in Naples, but in modern times it spread through Italy and became a sort of national banner, before becoming an international favorite.
Just because pizza became a food eaten all over the world, it is sometimes hard to clearly see the boundary between a traditional recipe and a newly invented one (even because pizza is always good and new topping recipes often deserve attention).
If you love pizza, you’ll love focaccia col formaggio.
As we already explained, “focaccia” is the Italian word for a flat oven-baked bread, whose recipe can slightly vary from region to region.
In the small town of Recco, a municipality in the province of Genoa, they make a special focaccia, filled with stracchino cheese.
The peculiarity of focaccia col formaggio – whose name just mean “focaccia with cheese” – is that it’s made of two extra-thin layers of rolled dough, which contain cheese, so that the thickness of focaccia never exceed half centimetre (0.2 In).
Although traditionally cooked in wood ovens, focaccia col formaggio can be prepared at home, too, and tastes great as well.
Make sure you have all of these before you embark on your mission.
1 package active dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons), 1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup warm water (100° to 110°), 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces), divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, Cooking spray, 2 teaspoons yellow cornmeal
If you have had people around you advising to stay away from pizza for health reasons, here’s one for them. According to a health study, eating pizza helps you reduce chances of cancer. Researchers have discovered that people who ate pizza at least twice a week were 59 per cent less likely to develop cancer of the oesophagus, and had 34 per cent lower risk of throat cancer and also were 26 per cent less likely to get colon cancer.