How to Make a Margherita Pizza

How to Make a Margherita Pizza


How to Make a Margherita Pizza. The Margherita pizza bears the colors of Italy’s
flag: red tomato sauce, white mozzarella cheese, and green basil. You will need Enough pizza dough for a 12”
to 14” pizza 6 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced 5 oz. fresh tomato sauce Several
fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 oz. extra-virgin olive oil A 16-inch pizza pan A large spoon
or ladle and a pizza cutter. Step 1. Preheat the oven to 500˚ F. Step 2. Oil the pizza pan with 1 oz. of olive oil;
save the other ounce for later. Step 3. Place the pizza dough on the center of the
pan and prod, push, and stretch it with your fingers and the heels of your hands into a
14” circle about a 1⁄4” thick. If you don’t have time to make the dough,
you can buy it from your local pizzeria. Step 4. Ladle the tomato sauce onto the center of
the dough, and spread it evenly outward in circular motions with the back of the spoon
or ladle. Be sure to leave a 1⁄2” border of dough
uncovered at the edges. Step 5. Place the mozzarella slices on top of the
sauce. Step 6. Place the pizza pan in the oven on a middle
shelf. Step 7. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, turning the pan about
midway through, until the crust is golden brown and crisp on the edges and the bottom. Step 8. Remove the pizza pan from the oven and place
on a flat, heat-resistance surface, like a large cutting board. Step 9. Sprinkle the basil over the pizza, then drizzle
on the remaining olive oil. Step 10. Slice into even pieces using a pizza cutter,
and serve. Did you know The Margherita pizza was created
in Naples in honor of an 1889 visit by King Umberto I and Queen Margherita Teresa.

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