Pizza Margherita


Introduction

Pizza Margherita is a classic Italian pizza, traditionally made with a tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil leaves. It is said to have been created in 1889, in honor of the Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy.

Ingredients

-1 batch of pizza dough
-1 cup (250 ml) of tomato sauce
-1 ball of mozzarella cheese, sliced
-Fresh basil leaves

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface.

3. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough, and then top with the mozzarella slices and fresh basil leaves.

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Potential Changes & Improvements

-For a thinner crust, you can roll the dough out more thinly.
-If you prefer a thicker crust, you can roll the dough out less thinly.
-If you like your pizza with a bit of a kick, you can add some crushed red pepper flakes to the tomato sauce.
-For a cheesy pizza, you can add some grated Parmesan cheese to the dough before spreading on the tomato sauce.

What Other Food It Works Well With

Pizza Margherita goes well with a salad and a glass of red wine.

Common Mistakes

-Not preheating the oven: This will result in a pizza that takes longer to cook, and the crust will not be as crispy.
-Overcrowding the pizza: This will make it harder for the heat to circulate and cook the pizza evenly.
-Not using fresh basil leaves: This is a key ingredient in Pizza Margherita, so don’t skip it!

Nutritional Information

-1 slice of Pizza Margherita:
-Calories: 210
-Fat: 8 g
-Saturated Fat: 3 g
-Cholesterol: 16 mg
-Sodium: 417 mg
-Carbohydrates: 25 g
-Fiber: 2 g
-Sugar: 3 g
-Protein: 8 g

Allergens

-Wheat
-Dairy


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