Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza

4 August 2021
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#6c5c74
Card Label
Vegetarian
Recipe Name
Margherita Pizza
Difficulty
Easy
Preparation Time
Allow 1-2 hours
Cooking Time
10-20 minutes
Total Time
01:10
Serves
Makes 4 pizzas
Ingredients
  • Preference Grated mozzarella and/or desired toppings
  • 220ml Warm water
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Caster sugar
  • 400g Strong white bread flour
  • 5g Yeast
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Sweet onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 2 x 400g Tin chopped tomatoes
  • To taste Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh basil
Method
  • Step 1 For the dough add the flour, salt and sugar, to the food processor bowl. Stir the yeast into the warm water and combine with the olive oil. Whilst blending add the liquid slowly until the dough starts to form.
  • Step 2 Tip the dough out on to a flour surface and knead the dough for 10-15 minutes until it becomes elastic in texture. Cover and leave in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Step 3 For the sauce, heat the oil in a pan. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft but with no colour.
  • Step 4 Stir in the tomato puree and tomato ketchup and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and seasoning then turn the heat down and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Once cool blend using the hand blender.
  • Step 5 Put the dough back onto the surface and knock back, divide into 4 equal amounts and cover again. Allow to prove for a further 45 minutes.
  • Step 6 Once proved roll each ball out into a pizza base approx. 20 cm in size. Spoon some of the sauce on top and cover with the grated mozzarella.
  • Step 7 Add desi toppings and then cook in the oven for 12-18 minutes.
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Russell Hobbs

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