HOMEMADE PIZZA MARGHERITA

Original Pizza dough dates back to antiquity and has roots in Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Modern pizza (with a tomato topping) was gained elite recognition in 18th century Naples, Italy when it was served to Queen Margherita. Using tomatoes which were recently imported from the new world, and traditional buffalo milk mozzarella, modern style pizza was invented. RECIPE FROM: http://amyriolo.blogspot.com/2011/09/pizza-its-whats-for-dinner-on-labor-day.html Makes 1 pizza Ingredients: For the dough: 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry active yeast 1 1/2 cups 00 flour, or, unbleached all-purpose flour, plus extra for work surface 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for bowl For the Sauce: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 1 large garlic cloves, minced 3/4 pound strained (seeded and skinned tomatoes) such as Pomi brand Salt, to taste Freshly ground pepper, to taste 4-5 leaves of fresh basil, oregano, or parsley 10 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese Grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Romano cheese METHOD For the Dough: 1. Place the yeast in a small bowl and stir in 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Set aside. 2. Put flour into a large bowl and add yeast to the center. 3. Add salt and olive oil and … Continue reading HOMEMADE PIZZA MARGHERITA