is one of the famous Italian recipes
. Pizza or Pizza pie
is actually an usually round, flat, oven baked bread which is covered by tomato sauce and cheese and also some toppings of tomato onion and a number of other things are used.
The ingredients for making Pizza Margherita are as follow:
- 1 ounce of fresh yeast
- 14 ounces of flour
- a pinch of sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1and 1/4 cups of lukewarm water
The ingredients for topping of Pizza Margherita are:
- 1 crushed clove garlic
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pound of pendula tomatoes or 2 and 1/2 cups of fresh tomato sauce
- drizzling Salt
- 12 basil leaves
- 10 ounces of roughly chopped Buffalo mozzarella
- 1 cup Parmesan (optional)
The method of preparing Pizza Margherita is as follow:
At first, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the yeast into the lukewarm water. Take the flour and make a well at the center. Now, pour the oil, yeast mixture and salt into it and start to make the dough, till the yeast is absorbed fully. The dough will become elastic and it will give a shining appearance. Then roll it and it the shape of a ball and place it in a bowl after sprinkling flour. Mark a cross on top of the dough, cover the bowl with a piece of cloth and allow the dough to rise for about 1 and half hour. You should keep it in a warm place.
After that, stretch the kneaded dough and roll it with the help of a rolling pin on a surface with flour on it. Then take a baking sheet and put 1 tablespoon oil and also sprinkle salt. Add tomato juice and then let it cook for 10 minutes. Then remove it from the oven and add mozzarella and basil leaves. Also drizzle olive oil. Then sprinkle Parmesan and add some tomato juice and put it back to oven for 5 more minutes.
For topping of Pizza Margherita, cut the tomatoes in halves and squeeze them as you put them in a medium sized bowl in order to take out the juice from it. Also add olive oil, garlic, basil leaves (cut into half), salt and leave it like that so that the dough rise.
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