How can I not post pizza when it comes to American street food? You get hot fresh pizza with melted cheese right from brick ovens. You heard me right, brick ovens. No I am not kidding. You find these mobile pizza grills like below.
So every Tuesday and Friday we have someone who sells salads, pizza and sandwiches in a parking lot close to my company. They have amazing margarita pizzas. I make M to come all the way down from his work to have these pizzas. And he never complaints. ;-) Yummy pizzas and salads. Wish he could come daily. Simple menu yet comforting and delicious.
American Street Food - Margherita Pizza
The base pizza dough recipe is taken from here but I just included sugar alone.
For pizza dough:
- Luke warm water – 3/4 cup
- Active dry or instant yeast – 1 tsp
- All purpose flour – 2 cups
- Salt – 1.5 tsps
- Sugar – 1 tsp
Preparing Pizza dough:
- Mix the yeast and water and let it dissolve completely.
- Now mix sugar, salt and the flour.
- Slowly add the yeast water and mix well like chapati dough.
- Let it alt east sit for 30 to 40 mts.
- I usually prepare the dough in the morning and let it sit till the evening.
- Pizza sauce or marinara – as required
- Mozzarella cheese – cut into chunks (I didn’t use the shredded ones)
- Basil leaves – 10 to 12
- Sun dried tomatoes – 3 tbsps (soak them in hot water for 30 mts)
- Corn meal – for dusting the pizza stone
- All purpose flour – for dusting
- Dust the pizza stone with the corn meal.
- Preheat the oven along with the pizza stone to 500 degree F. If you don’t have pizza stone, that’s fine. You can use any baking trays.
- Meanwhile separate the dough into two portions.
- Dust the surface where you are going to the roll the pizza with the flour and roll the flour nicely.
- Now transfer this rolled pizza into the hot pizza stone.
- Spread the pizza sauce first and then add the mozzarella chunks, sun-dried tomatoes and basil leaves.
- (Kiddo helped me to spread the pizza sauce and the toppings.)
- Bake them at 450 degree F for about 8-10 mts till the crust turns golden brown and cheese is all bubbly.
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