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Tomato Pizza

An incredible tomato pizza made with fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil. Check out my step by step photos and tips above!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
resting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 370kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients

    For the Dough:

    • 1 1/2 cups water 360ml, warm (100F - 110F)
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour 480g, plus extra for kneading
    • 2 packages dry yeast 14g
    • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 1 pinch kosher salt
    • 1 tsp olive oil plus more for the bowl
    • 2 tsp rosemary crushed, dried

    For the Toppings:

    • 1/3 cup pizza sauce 80ml
    • 3 cups cherry tomatoes halved
    • 1 1/2 cups fresh mozzarella sliced into disks
    • 1 pinch sea salt

    Instructions

    For the Dough:

    • In a warm mixing bowl, add warm water (about 100F), yeast and sugar. Wait about 7 minutes or until you see bubbles forming in the mixture.
    • Pour in salt, rosemary and olive oil. Mix until combined.
    • Attach a dough hook to a standing mixer. Add the flour.
    • Mix on low for about 1 minute. Increase to medium speed until the dough comes together in a ball
    • Use olive oil to coat the dough ball. Place it in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a fabric bonnet and place in a draft-less place to rise for about an hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
    • Preheat the oven to 450F degrees. When the dough has doubled, punch it down with your fists. Flour a work surface and knead for about 5 minutes.
    • Cut the dough into 4 parts.
    • Work each dough ball into a stretched circle.
    • On piece of parchment paper, prepare each pizza crust by pressing the dough down to create a collar. You can also use a pizza stone or baking tray.

    For the Topping:

    • Brush the dough with oil and distribute the pizza sauce. Add mozzarella slices and tomatoes. Sprinkle with sea salt.
    • Bake for about 10 minutes, crust should be golden brown and tomatoes will have softened.
    • Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves just before serving. 

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    Notes

    Olive oil is used to coat bowl**

    Nutrition

    Serving: 230g | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 880mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g