Delicious Basic Pizza Margherita

Delicious Basic Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita is the most popular pizza in Naples, Italy.
Sweet tomato sauce, basil, and mozzarella cheese go so well together.

Ingredients: Makes 2 pizzas

For the pizza crust:
Bread flour
220 g
Cold water
150 ml
1 teaspoon
Dry yeast
1 teaspoon
For the sauce:
Pizza sauce
4 tablespoons of sauce from Recipe ID: 2208539
Mozzarella cheese
Easy melting type cheese
100 g
Parmesan cheese (grated)
4 tablespoons
Fresh basil leaves
Sliced tomato
1 medium
Olive oil
2 tablespoons


2. Put all the ingredients for the pizza dough into a bowl and knead with your right hand.
3. When the dough starts to come together and no longer sticks to the bowl, take it out onto a floured work surface, and knead for about 5 minutes with both hands.
4. Cover with a clean, damp cloth (wring it out very well) and leave at room temperature for around 10 minutes.
5. When it's ready, the dough should look shiny and smooth; when you pinch it, it should be about as soft as your earlobe.
6. Dust a dry cutting board with a small amount of flour. Place the dough on the cutting board and cut it in half with a pastry scraper or a knife.
7. Use the palm of your hand to roll the dough into a ball.
8. Dust a large container with flour and place the dough in it. Leaving enough space for the dough to expand, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 2-3 hours.
10. Dust with flour and stretch out the dough to a diameter of about 20 cm. Then place the dough on a sheet of parchment paper.
11. Spread 2 tablespoons of sauce over the dough. Top with 1/2 the toppings and drizzle on a little olive oil.
12. Bake in a 250℃ oven for 10 minutes.
13. When it's done baking, remove the pizza from the oven. All done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the simplest Italian pizza and my favorite.
I've made this many times.
If I only I had a brick oven at home or an oven that gets hotter than 300℃, I could make even more delicious pizza!