Pizza Margherita

February 25, 2016 2 min read

Pizza Margherita

Pizza is a typical delicacy of the Neapolitan cuisine.
Today, together with pasta, it is the most known Italian dish, both in Italy and abroad.
This name, almost unknown outside the city of Naples, was used to indicate cakes, and most of the time their sweet version.
It was only at the beginning of the 19th century that pizza took its current connotation. The worldwide success of the dish led to define in the same way any similar preparation.


  • PREPARATION TIME 50 minutes + 8 hours for rising

    Ingredients for 3 pizzas

  • 450-480g 00 flour
  • 250g warm water
  • 10g salt
  • 2g fresh brewer’s yeast (or 1.5g brewer’s yeast powder)
  • 150g tomato sauce seasoned with oil and salt
  • 6 bite-sized fior di latte mozzarella cheese
  • Basil leaves


    First Leavening

    1. Knead 250g of flour with water for 2 minutes. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes. This helps the autolysis process that gives more elasticity to the dough.
    2. Add yeast, previously dissolved in water, and 50-70g of flour. Once flour has been absorbed, add salt and the remaining flour.
    3. Knead for 15-20 minutes until the dough is smooth and compact. Let it rest on the working surface, covering the dough with plastic wrap so that it does not form a crust. Cover with a dishcloth and let rise for 2 hours.

    Second Leavening

    1. Break the dough into 250-300g pieces. Press lightly folding each dough over itself.
    2. Shape into round balls and place into a floured container to rest for 5-6 hours. Cover the container.


    1. Preheat the oven to the maximum temperature: 300°-400 °C. Meanwhile, prepare the ingredients you will use to season your pizza: flavour the tomato sauce and cut mozzarella by hand into small chunks.
    2. Once oven has reached the right temperature, start pressing the dough leaving a 2cm border. You can even use your hands to pull the dough. Add tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and one basil leaf.
    3. Bake for 4-6 minutes.




    If you have a wood oven or baking stone for home oven, you can use this particular technique that consists of cooking the dough for a few minutes without any condiments before placing the final topping. This allows the dough to dry out a bit so that you can cook your pizza without drying tomatoes and cheese in a few minutes.
    1. Preheat oven to the maximum temperature.
    2. Roll out the dough and place it on a baking tray (a perforated tray that allows heat reach the dough would be the best). Cook for 2 minutes at maximum. You will see that the dough starts to form bubbles. Do not let the bubbles rise up more than 2-3 cm.
    3. Remove the tray form oven, add the toppings and bake again. Finish cooking.


    Leave a comment

    Comments will be approved before showing up.

    Also in #INSPIRED

    Buffalo mozzarella caprese salad
    Buffalo mozzarella caprese salad

    February 20, 2019 1 min read

    Caprese salad is a traditional italian recipe usually served as an appetizer
    Read More
    The King of Spices: Pepper varieties and colours
    The King of Spices: Pepper varieties and colours

    February 12, 2019 2 min read

    Pepper nigrum is the most popular seasoning but there are many other different kind of pepper.
    Read More
    Tiramisù, the makeover of a delicious recipe
    Tiramisù, the makeover of a delicious recipe

    January 16, 2019 1 min read

    Mascarpone and coffee: these are the the essential ingredients for Tiramisù
    Read More




    Shipments are FREE for orders over € 90 throughout Europe (UE Countries). For all orders of less than € 90 the shipping cost is fixed at € 15.


    Our shipments are safe and guaranteed within the 48-72 hours following the order placement if all the ordered products are available on our warehouse. Indeed, our food and delivery service is subject to the availability of stocks of products on our warehouse. In case one or more products will not be available in time for the agreed delivery date to be respected I Like Italian Food would suddenly contact the customer to find a solution.
    The orders received during the week-end would be processed the following Monday.
    The cost of the shipment charged to the customer is fixed at euro 15,00 for shipments to all Europe. We pack our products by adopting all the necessary precautions in order to preserve the integrity of the different food and beverage products sold.


    I like Italian Food products can be purchased and shipped all over the Europe (EU). Our logistic service guarantees express shipments, properly packed to ensure temperature-controlled storage conditions for up to 72-96 hours during the shipment to all European Union countries.