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
- 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!
- 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
Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl.
Add sea salt, olive oil, and 2 1/2 cup flour.
Attach bowl and dough hook, turn to speed 2 and mix 1 minute.
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.
Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
Cover, let rise in warmest place in house away from draft until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
Punch dough down each ball.
Roll out dough as you like and place on your cooking surface. (stone, tin, pan, etc.) Use cornmeal to prevent stickingTo 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.Enjoy and Cheers!
A classic is a classic. Happy Easter.
Agreed! 🙂 Happy Easter to you too!
That’s an excellent pizza – Happy Easter 😉
Thank you!!! Happy Easter to you too! 🙂
I second The Kale Chronicles. This looks wonderful. Happy Easter!
🙂 Thank you, Hope you and yours had a happy Easter too!
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.
Thank you! Ohhh that sounds so good!!! Hope you had a Happy Easter!
Lovely! Nothing better! I’m cooking your lamb with pesto and kale tomorrow! Seven pounds of it! Yikes! I loved your recipe and I sure do hope I don’t mess it up 🙂 Happy Easter! Debra
AWESOME! How did it turn out, good I hope! I’m so glad you tried it 🙂 Hope your Easter went well! Cheers to you!
The recipe was a GREAT hit! I was so thrilled! Thank you!
So glad to hear it!!! Way to go! 🙂
Simple to make but oh, so delicious: my kind of pizza! Have a great Easter!
🙂 Thanks John! I hope you had a great Easter!
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.
🙂 I hate that feeling too! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!
Now you did it. Guess what song I cannot get out of my head… LOL We should so rent the movie “Big Night” and eat your pizza pie! Take Care, BAM
I had the same issue haha! I like that idea!!! Hope you had a great weekend!
I wish I had enjoyed this pie on Saturday night after covering the MLS game, rather than the pie I did. 😉
I wish you did too! I know how that goes though. Now that I’ve been on a pizza making kick I have vowed to NEVER order Domino’s or Papa Johns again 🙂
That’s a picture perfect pizza.
Thank you Karen! 🙂
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
I still have it stuck in my head too!!! We had a wonderful Easter, I hope you did too!
Simple yet delicious, that’s classic cooking.
Thank you Norma! I love simple classics!
Thank you! 🙂
I love margheritas , they might be simple but the flavors really shine in one perfect pizza
I like this, can’t way to try a crust myself, love this type pizza grilled!!
Thanks! Once you get it down you will NEVER go back I promise! 🙂