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Margherita Pizza

What can I say I love pizza its my favorite take away meal, I can eat copious amounts of it. So much so having returned from Sicily last weekend you would think I would have eaten enough, no chance of that. However though up until recently I had never really made it before, well not at least as good as the recipe that follows, I generally make a big sloppy mess. I stumbled upon Gennaro Contaldo's recipe for pizza dough recently and it is perfect, it makes wonderfully crisp base.

Ingredients ( adapted from Gennaro Contaldo )

500g strong white bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 x 7g sachet dried yeast
4 heaped tablespoons of a good tomato sauce I use this one.
Extra virgin olive oil
120g Parmesan cheese
200g Buffalo mozzarella
extra virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 220ºC/425ºF/gas 7. Put the flour and salt into a large bowl.Add the yeast to 325ml lukewarm water and stir to dissolve, then gradually add to the flour, mixing well until you get a rough dough. Shape the dough into a…