Today’s pizza recipe is for a classic Margherita Pizza.
It’s a really simple pizza with only a few good quality toppings but it tastes amazing. So if you would like to learn how to make it just keep on watching. To start off with you need some pizza dough, you can either buy some pizza dough, or a pizza base, or you can make your own.
If you would like to make your own I’ll have the recipe in the information box. Iu2019ve also made a video dedicated to how to make pizza dough so if you would like to watch that then just click the screen. If you are making your own pizza dough leave it to rise while we make some pizza sauce. For this I’m using half a tin of tomatoes, a small handful of basil, and a garlic clove. Pour the tomatoes into a saucepan, followed buy the basil leaves. Just tear them up. Dice up the garlic clove and add that to the pan. Cook over medium heat for a bout 20 minutes until the tomatoes break down and the sauce thickens. Leave to cool. Now it’s time to shape your pizza. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to form a pizza shape.
I like a thin pizza so I’m rolling mine out quite thin but if you would like you can make it thicker. Flour the pizza base well and transfer to a baking sheet or if you are using a pizza stone I find baking paper works well to transfer it. The toppings for this pizza are few, but they have a lot of flavor. You will need some mozzarella, I’m using buffalo mozzarella, it’s more traditional but you can use another kind. A few ripe tomatoes, and a bunch of fresh basil. You’ll also need some good quality olive oil and salt and pepper. Slice up the tomato and mozzarella into thin slices and remove the stalks from the basil. Now we’re ready to top our pizza. Take a spoonful of the pizza sauce we made earlier and spread that thinly over the pizza base, leaving a rim round the edge to be the crust. Place the tomatoes slices on top evenly in a uniform shape, followed by mozzarella cheese slices.
Drizzle over a small amount of olive oil and some salt and pepper. Bake your pizza in the highest setting your oven will go to, preferably on a pizza stone, this does make a lot of difference. The pizza is done when the toppings are cooked and the base has risen and browned. Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes before garnishing with the basil. I hope you enjoyed this video and you’ll give this pizza a go.
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