Hydraulic Hearth Pizza at Home - Larkin Square

Hydraulic Hearth Pizza at Home

Larkinville’s Hydraulic Hearth is known for their delicious and unique pizzas. Though the restaurant is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, Chef Will Petersen shares the Hearth’s recipe and tips for their simple pizza with red sauce. Full video below!

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoon yeast (instant)
  • 1.5 cups water (room temp)
  • 1.5 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil 
  • .5 Cup semolina flour
  • 2 ¾ Cup OO flour 

Pizza Sauce Ingredients:

  • 28 ounce can san Marzano whole tomatoes 
  • 4 leaves fresh basil 
  • Pinch dry basil 
  • Pinch dry oregano 
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt 
  • 3 garlic cloves 
  • 2 ounces olive oil 

Procedure for dough:

  1. Mix yeast and water in stand mixer with dough hook attachment, on low speed for 1 minute. 
  2. Add salt and oil and mix on low speed for 1 minute.
  3. Add half of the flour and mix on medium speed for 1 minute. 
  4. After scraping the sides of the mixing bowl add the rest of the flour and mix on medium speed for 3 to 5 minutes until dough looks smooth and not stuck to the side of the bowl. 
  5. Remove from mixing bowl and put in a lightly oiled container, cover and let proof for 45 minutes to 1 hour. 
  6. Portion dough into 6 oz dough balls for 10 inch pizzas 8 oz dough balls for 12 inch pizzas.  
  7. To form dough balls fold dough under itself on the outer ¼ of the dough on each side forming a ball, should be 6-8 folds around each dough to form the ball. Then, pinch and twist the seam on the bottom to form a “knot” and place on a floured surface and oil the top of the dough (pan spray works well).  A cake carrier, large square glass pan with lid, disposable foil rectangular cake pan with lid. 
  8. Either use in 3 hours if leaving out at room temperature or put in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Pull out of refrigerator least 30 minutes before using and let dough come to room temperature before stretching the dough. 

Procedure for sauce:

  1. Add all ingredients in to a blender and blend until smooth 20 -45 seconds. Or place in stick blender container and stick blend until ingredients are combined.
  2. You can either leave it a little chunky or puree until very smooth
  3. Store in air tight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
  4. Makes about 10 pizzas (or add to pasta for a delicious red sauce)