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Classic Margherita Pizza
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Margherita Pizza Recipe | Homemade Classic Pizza Margherita

Nothing like simple things that give us immense joy and that applies to this Margherita Pizza Recipe! This Homemade Classic Pizza Margherita is made with simple ingredients like the mozzarella cheese with homemade tomato sauce.
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine International
Keyword Easy Dinner Ideas, Margherita Pizza, Pizza Margheritat
By Cook Method Oven
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Pizza Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 2 12 inch
Author Srivalli


How to make Margherita Pizza Recipe

    Ingredients Needed:

      For The Pizza Base

      • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
      • 1.5 tsp Salt
      • 1 tsp Instant Yeast
      • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
      • 1 cup Water add more if required

      For The Topping

      • Mozzarella Cheese Grated as required I used about 1.5 cups
      • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
      • Pizza Sauce as required
      • 1 tsp Olive Oil
      • Dried Basil Leaves as required


      How to make Homemade Classic Pizza Margherita

        For The Crust

        • In a bowl, take the flour, oil, salt and yeast, slowly add the water and knead to a soft dough.
        • When the dough is ready, dust well and transfer to counter.
        • Knead the dough for 10 to 12 minutes until the dough turns smooth and elastic.
        • Oil a wide bowl and transfer the dough into it.
        • Cover with cling wrap and let it rest for an hour or 1.5 hours or until double in volume.

        Making the Pizza

        • Preheat oven to 200°C.
        • Grease a baking tray with oil.
        • Make sure to punch down dough and divide into three equal portions.
        • Roll each portion into a seven inch round disc.
        • Place the disc on the tray.
        • Now spread the pizza sauce on top of the disc.
        • Next sprinkle the grated cheese evenly all over.
        • Follow with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of dried basil on top.
        • When you are ready, transfer to the oven, and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cheese melts and the base is cooked.
        • Remove from oven, transfer to a chopping board and cut using a pizza cutter.
        • Serve immediately.


        This dough makes three 7 inch discs. However, I made two 12 inch pizza.
        Depending on your climate you can leave the dough to rise. I mostly leave it in the oven for a quick rise.
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