MARGHERITA PIZZA

Oh to the simple joys of life! Sometimes, all you need on a Friday night is a good movie and some pizza. And sometimes, your kids want pizza all the time. Whichever situation you find yourself in, help is at hand. Our classic Margherita Pizza recipe is here to the rescue. But this one is for those of you that like their pizza with minimal toppings. No wonder it’s very popular among the little ones. It’s a version of the classic cheese pizza, made better with a few flavoured additions. Try our recipe and the freshness of our dough, the sizzling cheese, and the all rounded flavour will consume you and make you an avid fan.

PREP 2 hours

SERVES 2 pizzas

INGREDIENTS

For the dough:

2 and 1/4 teaspoons yeast
1 and 1/3 cups warm water
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
3 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
cornmeal

For the Toppings

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic (roasted and chopped)
8 ounces cheese of your choice
2 tomatoes, sliced
fresh ground pepper

LETS COOK IT UP!

Make the Dough:

In a bowl, combine the yeast with warm water. Let it sit for 5 mins and stir until the mixture is combined and looks like it’s getting foamy. Now, add in the flour, olive oil, salt and sugar and mix thoroughly for a whole minute. Now knead the dough until it looks ready. Once ready, shape the dough into a ball and coat it with olive oil. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap tightly and allow to sit in warm conditions until it rises (1 hour). Now divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll each part into a ball again and allow it to sit for 15-20 mins.

 

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees C for about 30 mins. Sprinkle 2 baking sheets with olive oil and cornmeal. Flatten each ball of dough into a 12 inch round circle on a surface that has a little flour on it. Lift the edges of the circle upward.

Now for the topping:

Now, mix the olive oil and garlic together. Spread it on top of the dough circles. Add the tomato sauce and cheese and then the tomato (sliced). Bake for 15-20 mins until you see the crust browning and the cheese bubbling. Remove when ready and add pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Enjoy the treat!

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