Pizza Margherita | How to make Pizza Margherita

By sapana behl  |  23rd Jan 2016  |  
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    About Pizza Margherita Recipe

    Mild and flavorful pizza perfect for dinner to enjoy with loved ones.

    Pizza Margherita

    Ingredients to make Pizza Margherita

    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried yeast
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 1/4 cup warm water
    • For topping: 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon basil or few fresh basil leaves
    • 1 teaspoon basil or few fresh basil leaves
    • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
    • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
    • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
    • For base: 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoon olive oil
    • Black pepper, crushed ,to taste

    How to make Pizza Margherita

    1. For crust: In a mixing bowl add warm water and yeast.Let it rest for 5 minutes to proof the yeast. Now add the flour,salt ,sugar and olive oil.Knead a dough and work with the dough for about 7-8 minutes.
    2. Place the dough in a bowl lightly coated with olive oil. Cover the dough with cling film and place it in a warm place to rise for about two hours.I placed the dough inside the oven.
    3. After rising punch down the dough to remove the air. Grease a baking tray with olive oil.Divide the dough in two equal sized balls.Let the balls rest in bowl for 15 minutes.
    4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and roll the dough balls into 2 round circles. Place the circles on the prepared baking sheet.
    5. For the topping: Brush the circles with olive oil. Apply a layer of pizza sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Arrange the tomato slices. Sprinkle basil and peppercorn.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden from edges. Slice the pizza and serve immediately.

    Reviews for Pizza Margherita (2)

    Siddharth Biswa3 years ago


    Sukhmani Bedi4 years ago

    hi bhavisha, pizza sauce is also called marinara sauce. please check the video attached with this recipe