Pizza Margherita Recipe
Pizza Margherita is a classic cheesy pizza with the authentic Italian flavours comprising of only pizza sauce with loads of mozzarella cheese and basil. Serve this delicious Pizza with Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta, Herb Mushroom Bruschetta and Tiramisu for a weekend dinner.
Pizza Margherita Recipe is a classic cheesy pizza with the authentic Italian flavours comprising of only pizza sauce with loads of mozzarella cheese and basil. Classic Margherita is made using all-purpose flour but one can use whole wheat flour for a healthier version of the same pizza.
Pizza Margherita will surely be loved by all ages, as it has simple but strong authentic Italian flavours. The prepared dough can be refrigerated for a couple of days and assembled into a pizza when required.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Homemade Pizza recipes:
- Tandoori Paneer Mushroom Veggie Pizza
- Roasted Vegetable Pizza with Oat Flour Crust
- Big Farm Fresh Pizza Recipe
How to make Pizza Margherita Recipe
To begin with Pizza Margherita, firstly warm 1/2 cup of water and pour it in alarge bowl.
Once it is done, add sugar in the bowl and mix it properly. Add instant yeast and stir it well.
Cover and keep it for a few minutes until frothy. In the same bowl, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, oregano, salt, flour and water. Mix everything and start kneading the mixture.
Once the mixture forms a dough, transfer it into a clean counter. Knead the dough with your hand for about 8 to 10 mins until the dough becomes soft.
Oil the dough and place it in a large bowl. Cover with a cling wrap and keep it in a warm place for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
After proofing, the dough will become double in size. Gently punch the dough and if the dough is sticky, you can grease it or dust it.
Pre-heat the oven at 220 degrees. Divide the dough into two equal parts or depending upon the size of pizza you prefer to make.
Take one part of dough and dust it with flour. Pat the dough with your fingers to make the base of 9-10 mm thickness. You can shape it as per your preference, circular, square, rectangle or oval.
Now, gently place the base on the cookie tray or silicon mat or pizza pan. Generously slather the pizza sauce over the base leaving the edge of 1 cm.
Generously top with grated mozzarella. Roughly throw-in the torn basil and sprinkle pizza seasoning.
Bake the pizza in a pre-heated oven at 220 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until it is baked nicely. Once it is baked properly, take out the pizza and it is ready to be served.
Farrukh is microbiologist by qualification, a Naturopath and homemaker by choice. She is a Recipe Developer, Food Stylist and self-taught Food Photographer and blogs at "Cubes N Juliennes". The journey of food blogging so far has been passionate to the core of it. She puts her best effort in not only creating recipes but also capturing them in drool worthy shots which mesmerize you to drop your jaws. That quite justifies her belief in the axiom “You eat with your eyes first”. She keeps herself busy in cooking, styling, clicking and processing all day long. Farrukh’s blog “Cubes N Juliennes” has been awarded the prestigious award of “Best Recipe Blog” by the Food Blogger Association of India in 2013 and then a runner up award in 2014.