The fresh mozzarella and the fresh tomatoes on this pizza give it a classic fresh taste
Prepared Pizza Dough (from the supermarket or the pizza store)
2 Large Tomatoes
1 Lb Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
Fresh Basil, chopped
Preheat oven to 450º.
There are two ways that I like to cook pizza at home. I have used both and they are equally good.
Stretch the dough into a 9-inch round pizza pan or a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown.
Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into thin slices. Top the hot crust with the tomatoes and mozzarella. Sprinkle fresh chopped basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted.
Place a pizza stone or an inverted baking sheet on the lowest oven rack. Let the oven heat up to 450º – 500º.
Lightly flour a pizza peel. If you don’t have a pizza peel a piece of parchment paper will work just fine. Add the tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and salt on top of the dough.
Using the peel, slide the pizza off the peel and onto the heated pizza stone or baking sheet. If you are using the parchment paper, put the pizza with the parchment paper on the stone or baking sheet. Bake until the crust is golden brown.
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