Cooking a Pizza Margherita in our Tuscany Wood-fired Pizza Oven

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Pizza Margherita is a classic Italian style pizza that focuses on high quality ingredients and traditional Italian flavors. If you are looking for a heavy or complicated pizza with lots of toppings, look elsewhere. This simple yet delicious style of pizza is great for people who want the fundamental flavors of Italian cooking without a bunch of extraneous items blocking the flavors.  Pizza Margherita is a very adaptable recipe. The following is just a guideline, so feel free to make changes in order to make it perfect for you.

What you will need:

  • Pizza Dough – you can use store bought, but you will get better results with ourpizza dough recipe.
  •  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Roma Tomatoes
  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat your wood fired oven to 450 degrees or higher. The higher the temperature the less time it will take to cook. Mix in garlic, salt, olive oil, and sliced tomatoes in a bowl. Use this mixture to lightly brush the pizza dough. Then layer thin sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and rough chopped basil over the pizza. Place in heated oven until the crust and cheese is a golden brown.