Margherita pizza recipe by of 28-04-2007 [Updated on 05-04-2019]
There Pizza margherita is the queen of pizzas, tradition says that it was prepared for the first time in 1889 by the chef Raffaele Esposito who, to honor Queen Margherita of Savoy, prepared a Pizza, where the condiments, tomato, mozzarella and basil, represented the colors of the Italian flag. The queen liked it so much that the cook decided to baptize the pizza in her honor. There Pizza margherita together with marinara and calzone, it is the most popular Neapolitan pizza and is loved by young and old. There is no original recipe to make it at home, everyone has his own personal way to prepare it, there are those who put the buffalo mozzarella, those who use fior di latte, those with provolone and again, those who use peeled tomatoes or passata, this it's the recipe I use for my family Saturday nights, if you try it, let me know what you think;)
How to make the piza margherita
Put the two flours in a bowl, make a hole in the center and add the crumbled yeast with a little water
Start working the mixture by gradually pouring the water and making it absorb into the flour.
When the dough is workable, add the oil and salt and knead vigorously until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Now cover the dough and let it rise covered with a cloth for 2/3 hours or until it has doubled in volume.
Take the pizza dough and roll it out with your hands until it forms a circle of about 32 cm in diameter
Then place on an oiled pan and tap with your fingertips trying to inflate what will be the cornice a little.
Season the peeled tomatoes with salt, oil and basil.
Cover with the tomato sauce, then bake in a preheated oven at 220 ° and cook for about fifteen minutes
As soon as the margherita pizza is almost ready, remove it from the oven and garnish it with the diced mozzarella and bake for another 5 minutes.