Margherita pizza

Margherita pizza

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My Grandma's Kitchen
Makes
2

Grandma also has vines of bright red tomatoes. I can just reach them standing on my tippy toes. We make margherita pizza with melted mozzarella. I say, ‘Delizioso!’ Grandma says, ‘Grazie, bella!’

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
7g dried yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup tomato passata
small handful basil leaves, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 large fresh mozzarella balls, sliced
extra-virgin olive oil, to drizzle
extra basil leaves, to garnish

Method

  1. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and stir in the sugar and yeast. Make a well in the centre and add 200 ml lukewarm water and the oil. Mix to a dough then turn out onto a well-floured surface. Knead for 4–5 minutes, or until smooth. Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a tea towel and allow to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  2. Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 2 equal balls. Roll each ball out until you have 2 thin pizza bases with 25 cm diameters. Carefully transfer to 2 lightly floured baking trays.
  3. Combine the passata, basil and garlic and spread over the bases, leaving 1.5 cm free around the edge. Divide the mozzarella between the bases, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 15–20 minutes, or until the bases are crisp and the cheese has melted. Garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately.

Note

  • Passata is pureed tomatoes! You can buy it in large bottles from supermarkets and delis.
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