All Purpose Flour: 1.5 cups + more as needed
Active Dry Yeast: 3/4 tsp
Warm Water: 1/2 cup
Sugar/honey: 1 tsp
Salt: 3/4 tsp
Extra Virgin olive Oil: 1.5 tbsp
EVOO: 1 tbsp
Red Onion: 1 small chopped
Garlic: 2 cloves
Tomato Puree: 1 cup +
Fresh Basil: few leaves
Salt & Pepper: as per taste
Punch down the dough and let it rest for atleast 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven, tear the basil leaves and scatter over the pizza. Slice with a pizza cutter and serve immediately.
Another alternate way to make this is to avoid the sauce and simply layer the tomato and mozzarella slices alternately thus avoiding the marinara.
UPDATE on Aug 06,2009: This was meant for Weekend Wokking:Cheese, an event by Wanderdering Chopsticks and hosted by healthy and lovely blogger Yasmeen of HealthNut.Though I missed the deadline,dear Yasmeen has been kind enough to accept this very late entry.So the simple yet delicious Pizza Margherita is off to join the delicious dishes in WW:Cheese roundup . Some things are better late than never.Thanks Yasmeen.