When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie That’s aMargherita Pizza

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It’s pizza time again! Here’s a timeless classic, I know it’s a change of pace from my usually uniquely exciting pies but I like normal stuff too, stuff without kale and yuzu juice 😉 Enjoy and HAPPY EASTER! 

Prep: 1 hr

Cook Time: 20-25 min

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

Toppings

  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 C. Crushed tomatoes (to make a sauce)
  • 1/4 C. Fresh Basil
  • 1 tsp. Fresh basil (for sauce).
  • 8 oz Fresh Mozzarella, sliced into medallions
  • Olive oil, about 1 TBS
  • Salt, pepper, fine herbs (whatever you like).
  • 1/4 C. Parmigiano reggiano, the GOOD stuff!

Crust/Dough

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) Package active dry yeast
  • 1 C. Warm water
  • 1 TBS. Sea salt
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 2 1/2-3 1/2 cups Bread flour
  • 1/4 C. Cornmeal

Instructions:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl.
  2. Add sea salt, olive oil, and 2 1/2 cup flour.
  3. Attach bowl and dough hook, turn to speed 2 and mix 1 minute.
  4. Continuing on speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough clings to dough hook and cleans sides of bowl. Knead on speed 2 for 5 minutes. If making 2 pies split dough into 2 balls.
  5. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  6. Cover, let rise in warmest place in house away from draft until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
  7. Punch dough down each ball.
  8. Roll out dough as you like and place on your cooking surface. (stone, tin, pan, etc.) Use cornmeal to prevent sticking
    To Top: lay down oil, crushed tomato and herbs (with that TBS of basil) process it briefly, then place mozzarella on top, Then romas, Finally sprinkle with Parmigiano reggiano. Bake until golden and top with fresh basil chiffonade.
    Bake for 20-25 min until bubbly and golden!
    Enjoy and Cheers!
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31 responses »

  1. What a gorgeous pizza. As beautiful as I imagined it would be when you mentioned that you’d be making it. I’m not going to be making another pizza til next weekend at the earliest as I seem to be on a seafood binge … Squid Fra Diavolo and Miso-Ginger Marinated Salmon. Lamb chops tomorrow for Easter.

    Happy Easter.

  2. Oh, it’s dinner time here and the fridge is bare and the shops are shut and how I wish I had the ingredients to make myself this delicious looking pizza! How awesome is that! Happy Easter.

  3. Now you have me singing that song Zesty lol. I absolutely love this pizza. I haven’t had a margherita pizza in a very long time. Now I can make it on my own. I hope you had a great Easter

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