Homemade Margherita Pizza with Crispy Prosciutto
Hey everyone! Got a wicked authentic pizza recipe for you today. A homemade margherita pizza with a few added touches to make things a bit more interesting. As I like to do with many of the recipes I upload. By the way, when I say authentic, I don’t mean that I am the pizza expert who has traveled around Italy, and that I know the best of the best. However, I am aware that the Italians like to keep there food classic, simple and humble. So no, I didn’t load this pizza with a crazy amount of toppings and calories. Nor did I make it so cheesy that you could stretch the cheese from one side of the room to the other.
Every time you see an Italian make pizza, or any traditional Italian dish for that matter. They tend to give the same secret over and over again. And it’s always something around the lines of “keep it simple” or “you don’t need much” is it not? So, I encourage you, as a half Mauritian Aussie who had a blast making this pizza, to put your focus and love in the cooking process, rather than worry about what toppings you are going to put on. I guarantee that you will have a much better cooking experience when you want to achieve a well made, classic, gourmet dish. And you will certainly blow Domino’s right out of the water.
What else do you need to make a good pizza? Heat, yep that’s right, lots and lots of heat. If you get impatient like I did with the first pizza I made. And you put the pizza on a cold tray, then in an oven that isn’t fully pre-heated, do not be surprised if your Margherita pizza comes out under-cooked and floppy like a big tongue that wants to lick your face off. And of course, if you have a wood fire oven at home, use that as you will always get a better result. But if you are going to use an oven, which I am assuming most of you will. Do not be afraid of the heat, and make sure that oven is FULLY pre-heated.
And before we move on to the recipe, as always I want to say thank you, you’re all amazing. I also want to ask a simple question. Pineapple on pizza, yay or nay? I am going to go with nay, but comment down below if you like it or not. Other than that, have a super awesome day and prepare you palates for zucchini fritters!