Authentic Pizza Margherita

Authentic Pizza Margherita

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"Inspired by the pizza at Bar Del Corso, this Pizza Margherita features tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil, with just a hint of sea salt."
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Ingredients

1 h 45 m servings 966 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 966 kcal
  • 48%
  • Fat:
  • 37 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 105.8g
  • 34%
  • Protein:
  • 48.7 g
  • 97%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 2187 mg
  • 87%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Stir flour and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix water, yeast, and sugar in a large bowl. Let stand until yeast begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir half the flour mixture into yeast mixture until no dry spots remain. Stir in remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. When dough pulls together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
  4. Lightly oil a large bowl, then place dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Punch dough down, divide into 4 equal pieces, and form each into a ball.
  5. Preheat oven with a pizza stone to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
  6. Stretch out and pat 1 dough ball to form a circle 10 to 12 inches in diameter. Place dough on a lightly floured pizza peel. Top with 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and spread to cover within an inch of the edge of the dough. Arrange 5 slices of mozzarella cheese on top of the tomato sauce, then place 5 basil leaves on top. Drizzle pizza with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Repeat for 3 remaining dough balls.
  7. Slide each pizza onto the pizza stone in the preheated oven. Bake until cheese is bubbly and the underside of the crust is golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

Very quick, easy and came out great. I preheated my oven a bit before placing the bowl of dough in it and it doubled in about 20 minutes.

Most helpful critical review

I have to ask, did a lot of you buy the pizza dough? I rechecked the ingredients over and over....this dough was totally unworkable. I'm confused as to why this wasn't a problem for others.

Very quick, easy and came out great. I preheated my oven a bit before placing the bowl of dough in it and it doubled in about 20 minutes.

This makes a delicious pizza. It takes some time and effort but well worth it. I followed as directed and had excellent results. My first time baking a pizza on a stone, will not make one any...

I substitute 1/4 cup cornmeal for flour. I've also found that whole milk mozzarella is easier to handle in a semi-frozen state and I cube it instead of just slice it. My "pizza sauce" is littl...

I have to ask, did a lot of you buy the pizza dough? I rechecked the ingredients over and over....this dough was totally unworkable. I'm confused as to why this wasn't a problem for others.

Delicious and fresh! I did not use pizza sauce, instead I used sliced homegrown tomatoes that I lightly salted and let drain in a strainer to get the excess liquid out. The dough was super easy...

this recipe was great, I used a small amount of honey in place of the sugar

This is EXCELLENT!! It is our new favorite pizza! Make sure the water is about 110 degrees to activate the yeast. We have tried this with several different toppings and it still tastes great!

This pizza was delicious but I couldn't quite figure out how to get the sliced mozzarella to cover the entire pie once cooked. I followed the directions but my pizza was not covered in the chees...

Yum. My favorite pizza. Plain and delicious. No need for all sorts of add-ons. Please make your own sauce though because something this simple demands quality.