Margherita Pizza

Simplicity is the best policy. Isn't it when it comes to food, simple things are still the best and the ones that people prefer. Here's a simple Margherita Pizza from BS in the Kitchen'S Recipe. 

Ingredients:
No-Knead Pizza Dough
250g all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
? tsp active dry yeast
180ml water

Pizza Toppings:
tomato sauce
fresh tomato (sliced)
fresh mozzarella (sliced)
fresh basil
salt

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients, slowly mix in water while stirring with a wooden spoon.
  2. Once dough begins to form, work it into a roughly shaped ball with your hands, leaving it in the bowl, and covering with plastic wrap.
  3. Allow dough to rise at room temperature for around 18 hours or until doubled inside.
  4. After 18 hours, remove dough from bowl and place on a floured work surface,
  5. Cut the dough into three even pieces for personal sized pizzas.
  6. Knead each piece of dough into a ball and allow to rise for another hour covered with a damp towel, or wrapped in plastic wrap.
  7. While dough is resting, if using a pizza stone, place it in the cold oven and turn the heat to 500F (or as close to that heat as possible).
  8. Once the dough has finished resting, on a floured surface, stretch it thinly to your preference (without breaking the dough).
  9. Add a few spoonfuls of tomato sauce, your tomato slices (I removed their seeds to reduce moisture on the pizza), slices of fresh mozzarella, basil and sprinkle some salt on top, you could also add crushed garlic if you would like.
  10. If using pizza stone, place pizza on the stone, turning the oven to broil, and cook for 5-10 minutes until pizza is cooked to your liking.
  11. If you don’t have a pizza stone, place pizza on a baking sheet, cooking for about 10 minutes on the ovens hottest setting.
Posted by Diane Araga, on September 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM