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Four Cheese Margherita Pizza

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 pizzas

Ingredients

Thin Crust

  • 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 cup cake flour not self-rising
  • 2-1/2 to3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Olive oil

Topping

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 Roma tomatoes sliced
  • 8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded Fontina cheese
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

Pizza Dough

  • Add the yeast to the warm water and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake flour, 2-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, and salt.
  • Add the yeast mixture and stir to form a soft dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed.
  • Coat a bowl with olive oil.
  • Place the dough in the bowl, turning it once to coat with oil.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place.
  • The dough should double in volume in about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Flatten the dough and cut into 4 equal size pieces.
  • Shape each piece into a ball.
  • Place the balls on a lightly floured surface and cover.
  • Allow to rise about 1 hour, until doubled.

To make the Pizza

  • Stir together olive oil, garlic, and sea salt; toss with tomatoes, and let marinate for 15 minutes, but no more than 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Brush each pizza crust with some of the tomato marinade.
  • Sprinkle the pizzas evenly with Mozzarella and Fontina cheeses.
  • Place tomatoes on top of cheese, then sprinkle with shredded basil, Parmesan, and feta cheese.
  • Place baking stone in 6 min before and then remove and place pizza on stone and into the oven.
  • Bake 10-12 min or until slightly golden and bubbly!

Notes

Dough from MangiaBenePasta.com under pizza
Nutrition Facts
Four Cheese Margherita Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 pizza)
Calories 952
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 104.1mg35%
Carbohydrates 98.7g33%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3.6g4%
Protein 39.2g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.