How to Make a Delicious Margherita Pizza Outdoors

Delicious Margherita Pizza In Your Outdoor Pizza Oven

The margarita pizza is a class of pizza that has at its core the basic ingredients of a traditional Margherita: Cheese (usually mozzarella), tomato and basil.

It belongs to Neapolitan cuisine, but it is also found in many other regions of Italy as well as being popular around the world.

In fact, the origin of this delicacy can be traced to Naples where it was first sold by Antonio Testa from Portici who gave it the name Margherita referring to Queen consort of Italy Margherita di Savoia.

There are many different versions including one with sausage and mushrooms or olives. Today we will see how to make a classic margherita pizza following a recipe from Sorentino Cafe .

Ingredients:

Basic dough 4 cups of flour, 1 pack of dry yeast, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 tablespoons olive oil

Water (lukewarm) – enough to obtain a soft and elastic dough

Filling:

Fresh tomatoes – cut into small cubes

Mozzarella – slice it as thin as possible

Basil – chop washed leaves with scissors Oregano – grate some leaves on top

Preparation:

Make the dough by mixing all ingredients together except the water. Add the lukewarm water little by little until you obtain a soft, but consistent paste that does not stick to your hands. Put it in a bowl and cover with a kitchen towel for about an hour until it has doubled its volume.

Now divide the dough into three or four balls. Flatten one ball to leave a circle of about 30 cm in diameter using a rolling pin, and place it on a greased copper pizza tray.

Now add the tomato cubes and sliced mozzarella. Add oregano and put two basil leaves per slice. Put in a wood oven for four minutes at 200 degrees Celsius, then let it cook for another three minutes at 250 degrees.

Take out from the oven and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese or try other combinations such as dried tomatoes or olives or aubergines … but also experiment by adding some potato chips , they all go quite well!

Now you have your margherita pizza ready… enjoy!