The Queen of Pizza!
A classic pizza straight out of Naples, Italy. Named after Queen Margherita, queen of Italy in the late 1800's. The colors green white and red represent the Italian flag. I use a pizza stone and heat it up in the oven to get really hot. This will give you a crispier crust. Put your basil leaves under the cheese so it will not burn. It's another simple recipe with great results. Make your own pizza dough with a marinara sauce, wet mozzarella and fresh basil leaves.
Pizza Dough2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar4-5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon salt
Add 1 tablespoon of yeast to warm water and sugar, stir. Let sit for 7 minutes (until foamy). Pour into mixer bowl, set to a medium speed, add olive oil. Mix in one cup of flour at a time with salt until it forms into ball of dough. Dust a cutting board with flour and knead dough for 3 minutes. Lightly coat a large bowl with olive oil, transfer dough and cover with plastic wrap and layer small towel on top. Let rise in a warm area for 1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours. When dough becomes 2-3 times it's original size, spread onto floured board knead a little and cut into 4 sections. Form into round disks, use a rolling pin and roll out to 8-10 inches add marinara sauce, basil leaves, and mozzarella cheese. Bake in a 450 degree oven till the top is crispy and the mozzarella cheese is bubbly. Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper over finished pizza.
1 large can San Marzano whole tomatoes2 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon oregano1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon basil
salt and pepper
Heat olive oil add garlic for 1-2 minutes add crushed tomatoes and all the herbs stir and let simmer 20 minutes.
wet mozzarella cheese
fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper