Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Recipes - Margherita Pizza

The Margherita pizza is one of the most common and widely recognised traditional pizza varieties. It is, quite simply, cheese, tomato and herbs on a tomato sauced pizza base.  It's great to serve to kids as it is simple and tasty with uncomplicated flavours. Because it is so simple and very traditional there are a hundred different recipes with slight variations in ingredients used.  My recipe will just add to that list.

1-2 tbs pizza sauce
8-12 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tsp dried Italian herbs
1/2 cup mozzarella, grated
1/2 cup tasty cheese, grated
basil leaves, to serve

I forgot the basil leaves!
Step 1 - Preheat oven to 230°C.
Step 2 - Place pizza base on a lightly greased pizza tray. Spread pizza sauce over base and sprinkle with dried herbs.  Evenly distribute mozzarella and half of the tasty cheese over sauce.  Top with cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with remaining cheese.  
Step 3 - Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until base is crisp. Top with basil leaves and serve with a simple, lightly dressed green salad.


Amounts of pizza sauce and cheese can be increased or reduced, depending on how saucy or cheesy you like your pizza.

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