Homemade pizza dough and pizza Margherita

April 24, 2020

Homemade pizza dough and pizza Margherita

The most classic homemade Margherita pizza with fresh Mozzarella cheese and homemade tomato sauce. It’s simple and tasty!

Ingredients for one 8” pizza

  • 225g all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 155-157 ml warm water
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/4 tablespoon olive oil

For the topping

  • fresh mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • homemade pizza sauce
  • cherry tomatoes
  • fresh basil or rocket leaves

 

For the pizza sauce

  • 1 small clove garlic (cut into few rough pieces)
  • 400g canned tomatoes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • dried oregano
  • kosher salt

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until fully combined. Reserve the remaining sauce and refrigerate for up to a week.

 

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and leave out a small amount of water.
  2. Stir with the dough hook and start with low speed. Gradually increase the speed to medium until a ball forms. Mix at medium high speed for another few minutes until the dough is not sticky.
  3. Shape the dough into a ball, cover and let it rise for 45 minutes.
  4. Gently shape the dough into a circle. Drape the dough over both of your knuckles and rotate it around to stretch it into a circle. If the dough starts to resist stretching, put it down and rest for a few minutes. Do not over work the dough.
  5. Place the dough onto a baking sheet. Spread the pizza sauce and add toppings.
  6. Bake at 260C oven for 15-20 minutes until browned. Let cool before slicing and serving.

 

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