- To make the yeast dough, put 150 ml water at room temperature and the sugar into the blender jug. Crumble the yeast into it and, the measuring beaker not inserted, mix together for 2 minutes/speed setting 1/37 °C. Then add the flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of salt and, with the measuring beaker in place, knead with the knead button/2 minutes to make a smooth dough. The dough should fall easily off your hands. If necessary, knead in a little more flour or water until it reaches the right consistency. Take the dough out of the blender jug, shape into a ball and put in a bowl covered by a tea towel. Put in a warm place and allow to prove for at least 1 hour until it has doubled in volume. Clean the blender jug.
- To make the tomato sauce, put the sieved tomatoes, the tomato purée, the oregano, ¼ teaspoon of salt, 3 pinches of pepper and 1 pinch of sugar in the blender jug and, with the measuring beaker in place, mix well for 20 seconds/speed setting 4.
- Cut the mozzarella into thin slices. Pre-heat the oven to 240 °C. Brush the baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
- Knead the dough through again thoroughly by hand, divide into 2 portions and roll out each one into a circle. Place the dough bases on the baking sheet, spread the tomato sauce on top and arrange the mozzarella on top of the sauce. Finally, drizzle the remaining olive oil on top and bake the pizzas for 15 minutes until golden.
Using Pizza Margherita as a base, you can make popular pizza classics by adding extra ingredients. Then put 100 g mozzarella on each pizza.
Pizza salami: Put 7 slices of salami on top of the tomato sauce.
Pizza funghi: Put 100 g sliced button mushrooms on top of the tomato sauce.
Pizza spinaci: Cook 130 g frozen spinach according to packet instructions, season with salt and pepper to taste and arrange on top of the tomato sauce.
Pizza Hawaii: Cut 3 slices of pineapple into pieces and arrange with two slices of cooked ham (cut into pieces) on top of the tomato sauce.
Pizza pepperoni: Put half of each of a red, yellow and green pepper cut into strips on top of the tomato sauce.
Pizza cipolla: Peel one large onion, cut into rings and arrange on top of the tomato sauce.
Pizza prosciutto: Cut 2 slices of cooked ham into pieces and arrange on top of the tomato sauce.
And, of course, you can combine all the specified ingredients according to your taste and mood!
Bon appétit with Monsieur Cuisine