The Margherita pizza : A Royal Pizza fit for a Queen!  

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Margherita: A Royal Pizza fit for a Queen!
"Raffaele Esposito, created this pizza to honor Queen Margherita's visit to
Naples in 1889. He created a special pizza which resembled the Italian flag.
The pizza consisted of basil (green), mozzarella (white), and tomatoes (red).
This dish sets the standard for our modern day pizza. This patriotic pizza was an
instant success with the King and Queen, as well as his other patrons. He named
this pizza in honor of the Queen, the Margherita."
The taste of this dish is superb if you use buffalo mozzarella.
If not available, any whole milk or regular mozzarella will do!


· Dough for 1 pizza
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· 4-6 oz. of buffalo mozzarella (whole milk mozzarella is fine)
· 2-3 cloves of garlic minced
· 2-4 oz . of parmesan
· 2-4 Plum tomatoes, sliced thinly
· ¼ cup fresh basil (if available)
· salt and pepper to taste


1. Roll out dough to desired size.
2. Drizzle olive oil on dough. Spread evenly.
3. Mince garlic and spread on dough.
4. Slice mozzarella and spread over dough
5. Spread the parmesan on the pizza
6. Evenly spread the tomatoes on the pizza
7. Bake at 500+ degrees for 8 to 10 minutes
(preferably on a preheated pizza & baking stone. Stone should be
preheated for 1 hour.)
8. After pizza is cooked, tear basil leaves and put on cooked pizza. Add
other spices to taste.
· Use buffalo or whole milk mozzarella. Regular mozzarella will work.
But the buffalo mootz, (as they say in New Haven), will be fantastic!
· You can substitute ¼-½ cup of Tomato sauce for fresh tomatoes or use both

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