About the Dish:
Margherita pizza is a classic Italian dish that originated in Naples. It is named after Queen Margherita of Italy and showcases the colors of the Italian flag with its simple yet delicious combination of ingredients. The crust is thin and crispy, topped with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves. The result is a flavorful and aromatic pizza that is loved by many around the world. It is a perfect choice for pizza enthusiasts and those looking for a traditional Italian dish.
|Pizza dough||1 pound|
|Tomato sauce||1/2 cup|
|Fresh mozzarella cheese||8 ounces|
|Fresh basil leaves||A handful|
- Step 1: Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while preheating. This will help create a crispy crust.
- Step 2: Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness. If you like a thin crust, roll it out thinly; if you prefer a thicker crust, roll it out a bit thicker. Transfer the rolled-out dough to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Step 3: Spread an even layer of tomato sauce over the pizza dough, leaving a small border around the edges. You can use the back of a spoon to do this.
- Step 4: Tear the fresh mozzarella cheese into small pieces and distribute them evenly over the tomato sauce.
- Step 5: Place the pizza in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
- Step 6: Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes. Tear the fresh basil leaves into smaller pieces and sprinkle them over the hot pizza.
- Step 7: Slice and serve the Margherita pizza while it’s still hot and enjoy!