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Margherita Pizza Recipe

Margherita Pizza
How To Make Margherita Pizza

About Margherita Pizza Recipe: Margherita Pizza is to many the true Italian flag. Named after the Queen of Naples, Margherita was created resembling the colors of the Italian flag, red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil) by chef Raffaele Esposito of Pizzeria Brandi and his wife. Since then the classic Margherita pizza with mozzarella cheese and basil leaves has never disappointed anyone.

Ingredients in Margherita Pizza Recipe: It takes a few simple ingredients and you get lip-smacking results! You just can’t go wrong with that tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella combo.

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 25 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Margherita Pizza

  • For Pizza dough:
  • 500 gms flour
  • Salt
  • 300 ml tepid Water
  • 7 gms dried yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • For the topping:
  • Passata sauce
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Handful of basil leaves
  • Pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

How to Make Margherita Pizza

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Prepare the pizza dough:

Sieve flour with salt and add yeast to tepid water and stir in sugar. Leave aside for 6 to 8 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, create a well in the middle of the flour mixture and add 100 ml of yeast mixture and 15 ml olive oil.
Add in the rest of yeast mixture and remaining olive oil.
Flour the kneading surface so that the dough does not stick.
Mix together with your fingers till you have a dough. Knead for 10 minutes till you have an elastic, even product.

Proving the dough:

Place the dough in a bowl and drizzle generously with extra virgin olive oil.
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Cover bowl with cling film and place in a warm area to prove for 50 minutes.
After the dough is proved, bash the air out and cut into small pieces for individual pizzas.
Dust the work surface and rolling pin with some flour before rolling out the dough.
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Prepare the topping:

Pre-heat oven at its highest mark and flour your baking tray.
Now, using a rolling pin, roll out the freshly made pizza dough and place on the tray.
Spread a thin layer of passata sauce and cover with mozarella cheese and sprinkle basil leaves.
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Put the tray into the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
After the pizza is baked remove from the oven and drizzle extra virgin olive oil and some pepper.
Garnish with fresh basil and cut into slices.

Nutritional Value

  • 260 KcalCalories
  • 13gFats
  • 40MgCholesterol
  • 14gProtien
  • 370MgSodium
  • 23gCarbs

Recipe Notes

Pizza being the most loved Italian dish, cooking it at home is a great idea to keep all the nutrition in sync, there are varieties of Pizza that you can cook easily at home in no time.
If you're a fan of spicy food, then you can add some chilli flakes over the sauce.
Do not overdo the cheese or the sauce, as it spreads all over.
While making the dough, press it with a fork so it doesn't fluff over like a roti.
You can also check the recipe for a perfect Pizza dough here

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