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Pizza Margherita Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ralph & Pip Carnesecchi
Added: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Make dough in usual manner or purchase ready made dough from baker or pizza parlor.
7 oz. Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced.
8 Fresh plum (Roma) tomatoes, peeled and chopped or canned plum tomatoes, drained and chopped.
1 Handful of fresh basil leaves.
Salt and pepper to taste.
4 T. extra virgin olive oil.

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees (220C).

If using a baking stone place it in oven now.

Shape dough into one large round or 4 individual rounds.

Cover with mozzarella and then tomatoes.

Scatter basil over top and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Drizzle 3 T. of oil over top.

Transfer to oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Reduce temp to 400 degrees and bake for another 10 minutes until the crust is golden.

Drizzle remaining 1 T. of oil over top and serve immediately.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Well loved and widely traveled variety of pizza, this combination was the inspiration of 19th century Neopolitan pizza maker Raffaele Esposito, who created it to honor Queen Margherita, wife of Italy's King Umberto I, on a royal visit to Naples in 1889

 

 

 

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