Very simple Margherita pizza

Very simple Margherita pizza

Ingredientsolive oil , for the tray200g plain flour7g packet easy-blend dried yeast1 tsp sugar125ml warm water85ml passata100g mozzarella , half grated, half chopped2 tbsp grated parmesan or vegetarian alternativesmall bunch basil , half chopped, half left wholeside salad , to serveMethodSTEP 1Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 9. Oil a 20 x 24cm baking tray. Mix…

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Ingredients

  • olive oil , for the tray
  • 200g plain flour
  • 7g packet easy-blend dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 125ml warm water
  • 85ml passata
  • 100g mozzarella , half grated, half chopped
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan or vegetarian alternative
  • small bunch basil , half chopped, half left whole
  • side salad , to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 9. Oil a 20 x 24cm baking tray. Mix the flour, yeast, ¼ tsp salt and the sugar in a bowl, then stir in the water. Bring the mixture together, knead until smooth, then press into the oiled tray.

  • STEP 2

    Spread passata over the dough, leaving a thin border round the edge. Season the passata, then sprinkle with the chopped basil, the mozzarella and the Parmesan, and bake for 15-20 mins or until cooked through. Scatter with the remaining basil and serve with a side salad.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKE IT DIFFERENT

Tikka pizza: Scatter some cooked chicken tikka over the passata and replace the basil with coriander. For extra heat, add some chopped chill to, or try – Chorizo & olive pizza: Layer thin slices of chorizo over the passata and scatter with sliced olives.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2012

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