Saturday, April 24, 2010

Margherita Pizza

So, as I was planning on making pizza, I knew that my pizza dough would yield enough for 3 pizzas. I just figured I would top the third one with pepperoni or some other "American" toppings. Then....duh! Tomatoes and basil! Of course! Margherita pizza! Yes!

Yum! My son especially loved this one! And really,....who can resist gooey fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil? Seriously.

(This recipe came from "my" cookbook...the one pictured on the right).

1 recipe Pizza Dough

olive oil
4-5 plum tomatoes
salt, to taste
1/2 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
2 tbl. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
14 fresh basil leaves, sliced or coarsely torn

Roll out dough and place on pizza pan/stone. Spread the tomatoes evenly over the top, sprinkle with a little salt, and drizzle with olive oil. Bake in a preheated 450-degree oven for 10 minutes. Take out, and quickly top the tomatoes with the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese (in that order), then return to oven. Continue baking, about 5 minutes, until cheese has melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the basil.
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