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How to make margherita pizza



Making pizza at home is very simple: you need simple ingredients and it can also be the ideal dinner for evenings with family or friends. Let's see in detail how to make pizza margherita following our recipe step by step.


How to make pizza, the ingredients for the basic dough for 4 people

  • 6 Spoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 25 grams of salt
  • 50 g of brewer's yeast
  • 1 kg of flour
  • 600 ml of warm water

How to make margherita pizza, the preparation

  1. Put the sugar and crumbled brewer's yeast in a bowl then melt by adding a little water
  2. In another bowl, pour some water and dissolve the salt
  3. On a work base, arrange the flour and add the various ingredients in this order: yeast, dissolved salt, oil and finally, add the remaining water a little at a time: if you do not have a work base or are afraid of getting mixed up, you can work the dough in a fairly large bowl. In any case, the processing of the track must be finished on the table top, covered with a little flour
  4. Knead the mixture until you get an elastic and smooth product
  5. Place the dough in a warm and dry place, cover it with a clean cloth: wait until its volume has doubled due to the yeast (1-2 hours)
  6. After the time has elapsed, roll out the pizza: it is now ready to be seasoned

How to make margherita pizza, the dressing for the margherita
The classic margherita pizza involves the use of a few other simple ingredients: salt, oil, mozzarella, basil and tomato sauce. For 1 kg of dough you need:

  • 500 g of buffalo mozzarella
  • 800 ml of thick tomato sauce
  • 12 basil leaves
  • salt, oil to taste
  • A pan with a diameter of 30 cm

Preparation of margherita pizza

  1. Grease the bottom of the pan with oil and roll out the pizza until it reaches the thickness you like best
  2. Grease the mixture and cover it with a few ladles of tomato paste previously seasoned with salt
  3. Add the diced mozzarella and bake for about 15 minutes at 250 degrees

Before serving, add a few basil leaves.

To make the Pizza margherita even tastier, try to modify the dough using traditional sourdough. For further information, please refer to the article: Pizza With Mother Yeast


Video: How to Make Pizza Margherita in a Cast-Iron Skillet (October 2021).