How to cook pizza Margherita

How to cook a pizza Margherita
The Italian pizza has millions of fans around the world. Do you love pizza too?
The main components of classic Italian pizza are a thin layer of dough, tomatoes, olive oil and cheese.

Pizza dough can be thin, thick or flaky.

The most popular toppings – chicken, mushrooms, ham, vegetables, cheese and salami.

 Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita was named after the Italian Queen Margherita. In 1889, the pizza maker Raffaele Esposito prepared pizza in her honor with the colors of the Italian flag.


250 g flour
fresh or dried yeast 10 g or 1/3 sachet
pinch of sugar
pinch of salt
olive oil for the lubrication of the form

2 tomatoes
mozzarella 150g
12 basil leaves
3 tablespoons of olive oil for the filling
salt and pepper to taste

Pizza Margherita is one of the most popular Italian dishes

Prepare the pizza dough. To do this : mix the yeast, sugar and 2 tbsp. of warm water. Add 2 tbsp. of flour, mix well, cover with a towel and put in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Pour the remaining flour on the desktop, make a well in the middle. The recess to put the brew, salt, add about 125 ml of warm water. You should get a soft dough, but it should not stick to hands. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic (about 10-15 min.).

The dough and cover with a towel in a warm place for 1 hour. The dough should increase in volume by about half. Divide into 2 pieces and roll.

To prepare the filling, pour the tomatoes in the boiling water for 1 minute, remove skin, cut crosswise, remove seeds. The flesh of tomatoes and mozzarella into cubes. The oven is heated to 230 ° C. Take a round baking dish pizza with a diameter of about 28 cm (if not the form, you can take an ordinary baking dish), brush olive oil and sprinkle with flour. Knead the dough again, roll out thinly roughly of the size and shape shift into a mold to make a small bumpers on the edges.

Dough pierced with a fork. Evenly put tomatoes on the dough, then mozzarella, salt and pepper, sprinkle with olive oil and bake for 15-20 minutes. Decorate the pizza with fresh basil leaves.

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