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Pizza Margherita

This simple combination of cheese, tomato and basil is an all-time classic

By , 26 February 2019

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Pizza Margherita
  • 45 Mins

  • Serves: 12

  • Price: 26p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 80g serving contains
  • Energy

    669KJ

    160KCAL

    8%
  • Fat

    2.6g

    med

    4%
  • Saturates

    1.0g

    low

    5%
  • Sugars

    1.9g

    low

    2%
  • Salt

    0.06g

    low

    1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 837kJ/200kcal.
Ingredients
  • 400g McDougalls '00' Extra Fine Premium Plain Flour, plus extra to dust
  • 7g sachet Asda Easy-Bake Yeast
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 4tsp rapeseed oil
  • 400g can Napolina Cherry Tomatoes in Rich Tomato Juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2tsp mixed dried herbs
  • 125g pack Asda Light Mozzarella, torn
  • 10g basil leaves
Method
  • Put the flour, yeast and sugar into a bowl, then make a well in the middle. Add 300ml slightly warm (not hot) water.

  • Add the oil. Bring the mixture together with a wooden spoon until it forms a soft, sticky dough.

  • Knead on a floured surface for 6 mins until smooth. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise a little. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Put the tomatoes, garlic and herbs in a large pan and season with black pepper. Simmer for 10 mins or until thickened. Set aside.

  • Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Stretch the dough into 2 round pizza bases about 5mm thick. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper, sprinkle lightly with flour then lay the bases on top.

  • Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the bases.

  • Top with the mozzarella and basil. Bake for 12-18 mins until the crust is crisp and golden. Serve immediately.