How to make a kickass Margherita pizza?

Recipe for margherita pizza:


1. olive oil, for the tray

2. 200g plain flour

3. 7g packet easy-blend dried yeast

4. 1 tsp sugar

5. 125ml warm water

6.85ml passata

7. 100g mozzarella, half grated, half chopped

8. 2 tbsp grated parmesan or vegetarian alternative

9. Small bunch basil

Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 9. Oil a 20 x 24cm baking tray. Mix the flour, yeast, ¼ tsp salt and the sugar in a bowl, then stir in the water. Bring the mixture together, knead until smooth, then press into the oiled tray.

Spread passata over the dough, leaving a thin border round the edge. Season the passata, then sprinkle with the chopped basil, the mozzarella and the Parmesan, and bake for 15-20 mins or until cooked through. Scatter with the remaining basil and serve with a side salad.

Tip: Add some vegetables (or chicken) such as peppers, onions, baby tomatoes, sweetcorn to make it even more kickass.


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