Recipes: The Pickled Heron’s Daniela’s Grandmother’s Homemade Pizza

The Pickled Heron‘s Owner/Chef Daniela D’Ambrosio:  My paternal grandmother would always make us grandkids pizza whenever we went over, no matter why we were there. Easter dinner — rabbit, pasta and pizza. Christmas — seven fishes, pasta and pizza. Sleepover — coffee, cereal and pizza. She passed away a few years ago, and when we grandkids were helping my mom sort through some of her things, all I wanted to take home was her pizza pan. It wasn’t anything fancy — an $8 aluminum pizza pan you can get just about anywhere — but it was marred with every pass of her heavy hand guiding that pizza wheel to cut perfectly-even and delicious slices for us seven grandkids. I still use it to this day. Enjoy my Grandmother’s Homemade Pizza!

The Pickled Heron’s Daniela’s Grandmother’s Homemade Pizza

Servings:  one pizza pie to be shared as you like (for approximately two people)


  • 600g all-purpose flour
  • 9g fresh yeast
  • 8g sugar
  • 15g salt
  • 320g room temp water
  • 75g olive oil
  1. In a bowl, mix all of the above ingredients, and then kneed all ingredients together for about 2 minutes.
  2. Rest dough for 1 hour.
  3. Shape and top with your choice of ingredients.
  4. Rest 20 minutes.
  5. Bake at 425F until golden and bubbly. Enjoy!
Homemade Pizza on Daniela’s Nonna’s Pizza Pan
The Pickled Heron’s Daniela’s Grandmother

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