Margherita Pizza

Prep Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 32

Ingredients

Dough from MangiaBenePasta.com under pizza

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

Toppings

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tomatoes Roma, chopped
  • 8 ounces cheese shredded Mozzarella
  • 4 ounces cheese shredded Fontina
  • 10 basil leaves fresh, washed, dried
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

For the Crust

  • 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.
  • Shape pizza and top.

Assembling Your 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!
Nutrition Facts
Margherita Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 pizza)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 263IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.