Margherita Pizza

Joel recently got into a pizza called Margherita pizza. Since discovering it, I took it upon myself to try and create it homemade. He likes it with fresh tomatoes, I like it with cooked. So feel free to use either, but I cooked my tomatoes in a sauce to give them extra flavor! Inspiration for my dough came straight from eat yourself skinny, love Kelly! Her foods are always inspiring, and healthy!

dough 

1/2 tsp active dry yeast 

2 cups all-purpose flour 

1/2 tsp salt 

3 tblspn olive oil 

3/4 cup warm water 


sauce

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes 

1/4 cup vodka 

1/4 cup heavy cream 

salt and pepper


toppings

round mozzarella cheese (cut into sliced, then halved) 

fresh cut basil

sea salt

pepper 

balsamic vinegar 


how to make dough 

warm your water and sprinkle yeast in

in a separate bowl, mix your flour and salt. 

add your olive oil to the flour and mix until completely combined

pour the flour mixture into the yeast mix, and form dough into a ball

coat a different bowl with a little olive oil and place your dough in the bowl

set in refrigerator, covered, for at least 24 hours 

how to make sauce

pour tomatoes with half of the juice into a medium sauce pan

add your vodka and heavy cream

continue stirring every few minutes, and let your liquid come to a simmer

let liquid and tomatoes cook together until sauce begins to thicken and turn dark orange

let cook on medium-low for 4 minutes then drain juices off tomatoes


create your pizza 

coat a clean surface with flour

toss your dough ball on and start rolling the dough into a rectangle

dough should be fairly thin, brush on your olive oil 

spread your tomatoes onto dough evenly as desired leaving 1 inch for the crust 

add your cheese halves on top evenly over pizza 

preheat your oven to 500 degrees 

cook pizza on middle rack on a greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes 

remove pizza from oven and add your toppings, drizzle balsamic vinegar if desired 

let pizza cool before serving! 

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  1. Tamaras Blend
    August 28, 2012 / 7:58 pm

    This is my favourite pizza! I love to make it at home.By the way, I'm so happy that I found your blog, you're a great photographer and blogger. Newest follower here!Click here to visit my blog and participate in my giveaway – you can get a bracelet from Gogo Philip's newest collection!

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