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Best Homemade Margherita Pizza


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2 and 1/2 cups (300 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast (or SAF instant yeast)
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
7 ounce warm water (105 degrees F – 115 degrees F)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon semolina or all-purpose flour, for the pizza peel (divided)
1 cup pureed or crushed San Marzano (or Italian plum) canned tomatoes
1 2-3 fresh garlic cloves, minced with a garlic press
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 2-3 large pinches of kosher salt
2 – 3 tablespoons finely grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, plus more for serving
7 ounce fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (*preferably fresh mozzarella not packed in water)
5 – 6 large fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnishing
1 crushed dried red pepper flakes (optional)

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Calories: 2121
Fat: 79.2 g
Sat F: 40.8 g
Trans F: 0.5 g
Protein: 87.6 g
Carbs: 261.0 g
Sugars: 13.3 g
Potassium: 1013.1 mg
Sodium: 2358.3 mg
Calcium: 1541.4 mg
Vitamin D: 1.2 µg
Vitamin A: 540.0 µg

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