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Pizza Margherita

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Prepare delicious Pizza Margherita in your Gourmet Outdoor Wood Oven! See the full video and more recipes on Cuisinart BBQs YouTube Channel.

Pizza Margherita

Prep Time 50-55 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Ready In 1 hr
Yields 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 pc – Roma Tomatoes – peeled, seeded and crushed
  • 400g -Mozzarella – thin slices
  • 18pc – Fresh Basil – finely chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – to taste
  • Flaked Sea Salt – to taste

Technique

  1. Preheat outdoor wood oven for 45 minutes before use to 315°C (600°F)
  2. Dust work surface with flour, turn out dough and using your fingertips press into 12” round
  3. Pizza dough should be ¼“ thick with 1” thickness at the edges
  4. Spread sauce over dough, arrange cheese and basil, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with oil
  5. Place pizza on stone using pizza peel, bake until dough puffs and cheese melts, 4-5 minutes
  6. Use pizza peel to remove from stone, serve hot

Pizza Dough

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups – Unbleached All Purpose or “00” Flour
  • 2 cups – Warm Water
  • 1 Tbsp Raw- Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Flaked Sea Salt – to taste

Technique

  1. Combine yeast, sugar, water and oil in a stand mixer bowl, allow yeast to activate for 10 minutes
  2. Sift salt and flour in a bowl, slowly incorporate mixture into mixer with dough hook until dough forms
  3. Turn out dough into a greased stainless bowl, cover with damp cloth
  4. Allow dough to rise at room temperature 1 hour or until doubled in size, divide into 4 portions
  5. Refrigerate for up to 48 hours

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