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Pizza margherita
Pizza margherita 4.3-5 9
  • Calories: 1300 kj
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g

How to Make:

  1. For the pizza bases, sift flour into a large bowl. Stir in yeast, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Make a well in the centre and add 200ml warm water with the oil. Bring together with a wooden spoon or your hands, then turn out dough onto a floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes by hand (or in an electric mixer with a dough hook) until the dough is smooth.
  2. Lightly grease the cleaned bowl with a little oil, then add dough and cover with a tea towel. Set aside in a warm place to prove for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Preheat oven to 240°C. Knock back the dough by punching it to remove air and divide into 2 balls. Roll dough out on a floured surface until you have 2 very thin, 25cm-diameter pizza bases. Carefully transfer to 2 lightly floured baking sheets.
  4. Combine passata or sugo with basil and garlic, then spread over pizza bases leaving a 2cm border. Divide the bocconcini between bases, then scatter with parmesan and cherry tomatoes (cutside up). Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese has melted and the pizza bases are crisp and lightly golden around the edges.
  5. Drizzle the pizzas with a little more olive oil, garnish with small basil leaves then serve immediately.
Time for preparing:
10 min.


  • 100ml tomato passata (sieved tomatoes)* or roasted-tomato sugo (see related recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves, plus small leaves to garnish
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 4 bocconcini, sliced 1cm thick
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
  • Pizza bases
  • 2 cups (300g) strong (baker's) flour (see note), plus extra to dust
  • 7g sachet dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra to grease