Updated: Apr 2
See HOW to Make it a Pizza Night!
Bellissima Margherita with simple, genuine ingredients is the queen of all pizzas! It’s easy to make and always delicious!
Preheat the oven at 200-250C
1 pizza base 10"
85g of tomato sauce (= 1/4 cup = 5 table spoons)
85g (=1/2 cup) of mozzarella cheese
preheat your oven at 220-250C and leave a baking tray inside to warm up;
take one pizza base;
Prepare your pizza base and leave it breath for a couple of minutes. Spread the tomato sauce on the pizza base with a spoon, add mozzarella cheese and a drizzle of oil, place it on a tray and in the oven.
Cook your pizza for 5 to 8 minutes (this may vary based on your kitchen appliances). Add a fresh touch, placing the basil leaves or a couple of green basil pesto drops all over the top!
Enjoy Bellissima Margherita!
Slice of curiosity…
The story tells us that Raffaele Esposito, the best pizza maker (pizzaiolo in Italian language) of XIX century, has prepared in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy a tomato and mozzarella pizza (tomato, olive oil, mozzarella, basil) which colors recalled the Italian tricolor.
The Queen liked it so much that she sent written compliments and thanks to Esposito. The proud Italian pizzaiolo gave the name of the Queen to his new culinary creation. Since then, for all it is called: "Pizza Margherita".