Original margherita

Posted on July 22, 2009. Filed under: pizza | Tags: , , |

Queen Margherita’s favourite recipe served in the colours of the Italian falg-red toamatoes, green basil and white mozzarella.

Cooking Time : : 40 min.
Preparation Time : : 10 min.
OriginalMargherita
Makes 2 pizzas.

Ingredients
1 recipe basic pizza base, page…
1 recipe tomato sauce
10 to 12 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
1 cup cooking cheese or mozzarella cheese, grated
2 tablespoons olive oil
butter or oil for greasing
Method
1. Place one pizza base on a greased baking tray.
2. Spread half the tomato sauce on the pizza base.
3. Sprinkle with half the basil leaves and cheese on top of the pizza.
4. Drizzle with half of the olive and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 20 minutes or until the base is evenly browned.
5. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make another pizza.
6. Serve hot.
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