The pizza margherita is prepared by dissolving the yeast and combining it with the other ingredients to obtain a dough that will be left to rise before being divided into loaves from which the pizzas will be obtained. Simple and tasty, pizza is a dish that can be eaten without problems once a week, as long as you don’t overdo it with the filling and quantity.
Pizza is a complete food from a nutritional point of view capable of improving mood thanks to tryptophan, present in the dough and mozzarella, an amino acid responsible for the production of serotonin which therefore helps to stimulate a good mood. One more reason to eat it! Let’s see together how to make a state of the art pizza, margherita of course.
00 flour 500 g
Fresh brewer’s yeast 10 g
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt 1⁄2 tsp
Basil a few leaves
Sugar 1 tsp
In a bowl put 25 ml of warm, not boiling water in which to dissolve the yeast, leave covered for 20 minutes to rise.
Sift the flour and add it to the salt, the dough previously prepared, the sugar and the oil. Knead the dough for a long time, adding enough water to obtain a fairly soft dough.
Continue to knead the dough until the dough is homogeneous.
Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and let the dough rise for at least 2 hours (in a warm place not subject to drafts, in winter, if the environment is cold, it may take even longer).
Meanwhile, cut the mozzarella or fiordilatte into thin slices.
Once the dough has risen, grease a 30 x 40 cm pan with olive oil and roll out the dough, taking care to maintain a uniform thickness of about 1 cm.
Distribute the tomato sauce, a few basil leaves, a drizzle of oil and the mozzarella.
Put the margherita pizza in a preheated oven at 220 ° C and then leave it to cook for about 15/20 minutes, depending on the thickness you have given it. When it is time to take it out of the oven, serve it immediately on the table.
The pizza margherita is the basis of all pizzas, if you like, you can add any ingredient, spicy salami, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, onion, etc.
It is possible to make white pizza without adding tomato.
Enjoy your meal!
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