Pizza Margherita

ITALY
Preptime : 20 min
Cooktime : 30 min
Vegetarian

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Ingredients

300g Pepper

500ml Water

A pinch of Salt

50ml Vegetable oil

1kg Flour

Method

STEP 1 On a wooden or marble work surface, shape the flour into a well. Place the yeast, salt and warm water in the center. Be careful not to let the salt come in contact with the yeast. STEP 2 Knead the dough vigorously with your hands for 15-20 minutes, or in a mixer, until the dough is soft and smooth. STEP 3 Once you have the right consistency, adding a bit of water or flour if necessary, shape the dough into a ball. Cover with a plastic bowl so that the dough is protected from the air. Let rise for 3 or 4 hours at room temperature for about an hour in a warm place. STEP 4 Once the dough will be doubled in volume, ricavatene 6 loaves, modellateli in spherical shapes, cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and let them rise at room temperature for a couple of hours or in a warm place for about 45 minutes. STEP 5 As soon as the loaves have doubled in volume, prepare the tomato sauce and place it in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and 1/3 of the olive oil. STEP 6 Knead the dough, then flattening them using your fingers. STEP 7 Use a ladle or a spoon to spread a good amount of tomato sauce on the pizza. Then, cover with mozzarella, torn into pieces. Garnish with a couple leaves of basil and bake in a 480° F oven for 5 or 6 minutes. STEP 8 Once ready, remove the pizza from the oven. Garnish with more basil and a drizzle of oil. Serve immediately.