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Pizza Margherita

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Welcome! I'm Sonia and we're in the GialloZafferano kitchen to prepare a pizza margherita. Pizza margherita is among the simplest and most usual of Italian pizzas, invented at the end of the 1800s by Raffaele Sposito -- a pizza maker of that time who created the dish for Queen Margherita.
Ingredients
  Pizza dough 250 Gram (enough for 1 pizza)
  Tomato puree 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Mozzarella cheese 600 Gram, cubed
  Basil leaves 12 Small
  Extra virgin olive oil 4 Tablespoon, divided
  Salt 1 Pinch
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut the mozzarella into cubes, set aside.
2. Prepare the pan by greasing it with olive oil.
3. Preheat the oven to 480 degrees F.

MAKING
4. In a bowl pour the tomato puree, add olive oil and salt
5. Take a quarter of the dough and shape it into a ball, flatten the dough to the size of the pan, spread it evenly.
6. Add spoonful of the sauce all over the dough, spread it evenly, add mozzarella cheese.
7. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 15.20 minutes.
8. Once done remove and garnish it with fresh basil.

SERVING
9. Serve e nice slice of pizza hot.

TIPS
If your puree is too watery, let it stand in a cloth lined colander over a bowl and let some of the water drain out into the bottom.

Another very simple variation is to add a few anchovy fillets to make a pizza napoletana

Things You Will Need
A round pan 12" (30 cm) diameter

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pizza
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Restriction: 
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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