Created in Finland, this Margherita pizza is a appetizing vegetarian pizza worth trying.
Carefully baked, this pizza style has a lush flavor, coupled with a superb scent to enjoy.
Always make time to choose perfect toppings and add them to a delicious crust for you and friends to savor a perfect pizza meal.
If you have a taste for Vegetarian pizza that has San Marzano Tomato sauce then this pizza will be tempting.
Pizza is not just a delicious food, it’s an experience. Whether it’s a classic Margherita pizza with a crispy crust, or a loaded pizza with all your favorite toppings, there’s something for everyone to love.
Pizza is the perfect food to share with friends and family, whether you’re having a casual night in or a big celebration. The best part about pizza is that it’s so versatile, you can have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and it will always hit the spot.
Pizza also offers a good source of protein, carbs, and different kinds of nutrients depending on the toppings you choose. It’s a perfect balanced food option and can be tailored to suit a variety of dietary needs. So go ahead, indulge in a slice (or two) of pizza and let yourself enjoy the deliciousness that is a perfect pizza.
Pizza in Finland
In Finland, they eat fairly typical European meals, such as Meats, fish, Potatoes, rice or pasta. Pizza is growing in popularity throughout the area.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Finland here.
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Margherita Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Margherita Pizza either in your wood pizza oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Margherita Pizza Ingredients
Buy enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
- Two tsps salt
Margherita Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Buffalo Mozzarella
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Margherita Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry pizza dough balls.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using your hands or a mixer, mix the dough until smooth. Pour dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Place dough into lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Sit in a warm place for roughly 30 minutes to an hour, to rise until it doubles in size.
- Fold the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently by hand for around five minutes or until smooth.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
It takes around five minutes to make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can make the sauce the day before and refrigerate to save time.
Preparing Margherita Pizza
Turn your oven on to 450-500 degrees or more and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Spread out the dough in a rough circle, on a floured board or surface.
If you are using a baking pan, then create the pizza in that.
Open the sauce container, and start to spread the San Marzano Tomato Sauce. Spread the San Marzano Tomato Sauce around the whole base, taking care to leave a gap at edges.
Add the ingredients in size order, from large to small.
Cheese gets added last.
The toppings to add to this pizza are;
- Buffalo Mozzarella
Whilst this pizza is perfect on its own, or why not enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Margherita pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and set a timer for 10 minutes.
After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
About Buffalo Mozzarella
Buffalo mozzarella is a type of mozzarella, which is made from Mediterranean buffalo milk. Traditionally manufactured in Campania, it has been written about since the 12th century.
The word mozzarella comes from the procedure called mozzare which means “cutting by hand”, separating from the curd, and serving in individual pieces. From the original birthplace of Italy, it is now manufactured in many other countries around the world.
When making Margherita Pizza, I suggest you just use what you have available, without spending any money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
OK, so this isn’t vital, but if you make enough pizza, breads, etc it is worth investing in a good mixer for your dough.
You will find having a seive such a useful element for all your baking, not just for pizza. It’s great to filter all flours through a fine mesh sieve before adding to recipes.
A pizza peel aka paddle is a crucial tool for those who are making pizza often.
One of the most popular and easy to grow garden herbs, Basil is a sun loving herb which grows in warm weather. Originally found in India, there are between 80-150 species of Basil, which can be found in so many cuisines around the globe, including Thai and Italian foods.
Most types of Basil that we eat belong to the sweet basil species. Basil used to be used in Egyptian embalming techniques, and has been found in mummies in Egypt. Handy!
These facts will interest you.
Most varieties of cheese on a pizza
The most varieties of cheese on a pizza is 834 was achieved by Morgan Niquet, François Robin and Julien Serri, during the SIRHA in Lyon, France on 25 September 2021
I spy with my little eye
Back in the 1960’s, Pizza was used in spying techniques, by the 113th Military Intelligence Unit. The US Army aimed to spy on politicians and reporters and politicians by using fake pizza deliveries.
A movie from 2011, Pizza Man, tells the story of a superhero pizza delivery guy who got his superpowers from genetically modified tomatoes, and uses them to save the world. Sounds legit.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Why pineapple belongs on pizza?
Pineapple belongs on pizza, in my personal opinion. It’s a weird debate which has enveloped the world. Each person has their own opinion. If you like it, eat it, if not, then don’t. Easy!
How much protein does pizza have?
Protein is an essential component of good health, and you should ensure that every meal has a protein source. The average pizza slice has 12 grams of protein, making it a good source for that day.
How much does a pizza weigh?
The heaviest part of pizza is the dough. Because most pizza toppings are light and used sparingly, they typically measure them in ounces. A typical large (12-inch) pizza will have a weight of approximately two pounds.
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