Christian Petroni's Tenderoni Pizza
The combination of spicy soppressata and sweet honey make this pizza stand out from the crowd. Martha and Christian Petroni made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 503.
- Yield: Makes one 12" pizza
Source: Martha Bakes, Episode 413
- 8 ounces Christian Petroni's Pizza Dough
- Semolina, for peel
- 4 to 6 tablespoons Simple Tomato Sauce for Pizza
- 2 to 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, drained, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 13 thin slices spicy soppressata
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 1 tablespoon spicy chili oil, preferably Calabrian
- 1 tablespoon Calabrian Chili Honey
Preheat oven to the highest temperature possible with a pizza stone on the upper rack, for 1 hour.
Stretch pizza dough with your fingers, working in a circular motion, with your fingers positioned between the center of the dough and the edge, forming a rough disk that will gradually become thinner as you proceed. Then toss dough between the palms of your hands, allowing gravity to stretch it, and the center becomes thinner. Use your fists to move the dough in a circular motion to further stretch it, until it is about 12 inches in diameter, with the edge being slightly thicker. Place dough on a pizza peel lightly sprinkled with semolina to ensure it won't stick.
Using a small ladle, evenly spread tomato sauce over the surface of the dough, leaving a 1/2-ich border. Distribute mozzarella uniformly over sauce; top with soppressata. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano, and drizzle with chili oil.
When transferring pizza to the heated pizza stone in the oven, use one continuous, but quick, jerking motion. Once in the oven, turn the oven off, and turn broiler to high, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Serve drizzled with chili honey.