Margherita Pizza Recipe

Makes 1
30 minutes

Ingredients

'Margherita made wrong' - margherita pizza

  • 85g of buffalo mozzarella, chopped
  • 80g of tomatoes, preferably Riccio
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • salt
  • extra virgin olive oil

Method

1
If making at home without a pizza oven, preheat a fan oven to 250°C
2
To prepare the basil reduction, blitz together some basil leaves, salt and extra virgin olive oil with a hand blender until you obtain a smooth and consistent purée. Transfer to a squeezy bottle
3
Make a tomato purée using a food mill or mouli to remove the skin, seeds and water, leaving a nice smooth sauce. Season with salt if necessary and transfer to a squeezy bottle
4
Shape a 250g piece of pizza dough into a large disc, leaving the edges slightly thicker than the middle
5
Arrange the buffalo mozzarella over the base and drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil. Cook in a pizza oven for about 90 seconds (or in the fan oven for 6–7 minutes)
6
Remove from the oven and draw some lines with the tomato purée. Dot the basil purée all over the pizza and serve