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Michael Schulson - Margherita Pizza

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Michael Schulson shows us how quick and easy it is to make your own pizza dough with his Margherita Pizza recipe.
Margherita Pizza
Course:
Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine:
Italian
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pizza dough (recipe below)
  • 1/3 cup red sauce(recipe below)
  • ½ cup fresh sliced mozzarella cheese
  • ½ tsp. Olive oil
  • 5 leaves fresh basil
  • ½ tsp. Fresh grated parmigiano cheese

PIZZA DOUGH:

  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Dry instant yeast

RED SAUCE:

  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Pepper to taste

MARGHERITA PIZZA INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Dust the pizza dough in flour and stretch to 10 to 12 inches round
  • Ladle the tomato sauce on top of the pizza spreading all the way to crust
  • Bake in a 500-degree oven on a pizza stone or inverted tray for 4-6 minutes
  • Finish with olive oil, parmiagiano cheese and fresh basil

PIZZA DOUGH INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Place flour, water, and yeast in a stand mixer with a hook attachment. Mix on low for 7 minutes.
  • Add salt and olive oil. Mix slightly faster for 3 minutes
  • Let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Shape into 4 balls. Dough holds refrigerated for 3 days. Best used on the second day. If using the day of, leave at room temperature for two hours before use.

RED SAUCE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Place the canned tomatoes into a colander to allow excess liquid to drain.
  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend till smooth

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