Pizza...from the master himself

Mario Batali's Pizza Margherita

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 1/4 package of active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups "00" flour
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ball Mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup semolina (or 1 cup cornmeal)
  • Basil
step-by-step directions
step-by-step directions
  • Make pizza dough
  • Sprinkle semolina (or cornmeal) on cutting board. Form pizza dough into pizza shape
  • Slice 1 mozzarella ball into 6 slices
  • Spread mozzarella slices, tomato sauce and olive oil over pizza dough
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 15-18 minutes (you can use overturned sheet pan if you don't have a pizza griddle or pizza stone)
  • Sprinkle some more olive oil and basil over completed pizza, if you like
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