American Street Food – Margherita Pizza


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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.


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American Street Food - Margherita Pizza

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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.

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For Toppings:

  • 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

Preparing Pizza:

  • 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.

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  • 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.)

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  • 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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That’s it yummy pizza is ready. The process may sound lengthy but once the dough is ready, pizza will be done within half an hour.   2014-12-19 18.53.10

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