If you love pizza, then this traditional Margherita pizza will take your taste buds back Naples. Not only is it delicious, but not complicated either.
We like to make a lot of pizza in our house, and when Bec & I went to Italy a few years ago, one of the things I had to do was to eat a Margherita pizza at a café in St Mark’s Square with a glass of Chianti. The pizza in Italy is nothing like anything I had tried or attempted before. Mouth watering buffalo mozzarella cheese, juicy tomatoes, and peppery basil on a chewy charred crust.
The famous Margherita pizza originates from Naples, considered the “true” pizza by many, came to be when Queen Margherita, while on a through Italy, fell in love with the garnished flatbreads being eaten by the poor. She summoned a baker named Raphelle to bake her a selection of pizzas to try. One of the pizzas, consisting of tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil to honor the colors of the Italian flag, became her favorite, and was named to honor her appreciation for pizza. Traditional Margherita pizza is still a big favorite in Italy today.
If you can’t get a good mozzarella, then bocconcini will be a good replacement. And remember to enjoy a glass of good chianti with your pizza. Cheers!