Pizza Margherita has stringy Mozzarella cheese atop a home made tomato sauce and chewy, crunchy crust. Most iconic and popular pizza in the world!
Taste and Appearance:
It's the expression of simple elegance! A perfect match of tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese and crispy pizza crust.
Flour, Water, Soda water, Olive oil. Sunflower oil, Dry yeast, Salt, Sugar, Pizza sauce (tomatoes, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, sugar, salt, oregano leaves, bay leaves).
Method of Preparation:
- Mix all dry ingredients together (flour, dry yeast, salt and sugar)
- Add water to the dry mix slowly and while gently stirring.
- Mix olive and sunflower oil together and then slowly incorporate into the dough.
- Kneed the dough for approximately 10 minutes until the dough is soft and does not stick to the pan.
- Let the dough ferment for about 1 hour.
- Prepare carrots, celery, onion and garlic by removing skin and chop finely.
- Pour enough olive oil, heat up, and fry onions, carrot, celery and garlic until golden brown.
- Add diced tomatoes with fruit water and bay leaves, bring to boil, then reduce heat and stir occasionally.
- After cooking for one hour, incorporate dry oregano, sugar and salt.
Assembly of the Pizza:
- Roll out the pizza dough and spread it on the baking pan to make sure there are no bubbles.
- Spread the pizza sauce evenly on top of the dough
- Spread a layer of grated mozzarella cheese evenly on top
- Bake in oven until well done and crispy.
- Sprinkle some dry oregano leaves on the surface.
Pizza originated in early Greece. They first baked a large, flat and round bread and put olive oil, spices and potatoes on it. At that time, tomato was not used as food.
In the 18th century, the form of pizza that we see now evolved in Italy, but only the dough, without any ingredients, so it is called "pizza", which means "flat bread" in Italian.
About 1889, when Queen Margherita and King Umberto were touring their kingdom, they saw that many common people were eating very large and flat cakes, so they asked their bodyguards to get those flat cakes to them. Because the queen liked the pizza very much, they decided to include it in her daily diet.
Rafaelle, the pizza master, was invited to bake pizzas for the queen. He specially made a pizza with tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil on it (the color is the same as the red, white and green color of the Italian flag). As a result, it became the favorite pizza of the queen, which became the Italian diet legend, called Margherita pizza.
This legend started in Naples, Italy and then slowly spread all over the world. And now pizza is a very popular and well known dish.