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Christian Petroni's Margherita Pizza

Recipe photo courtesy of Bryan Gardner

Possibly the ultimate pizza recipe, the combination of tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil proves that simplicity is beautiful. Martha and Christian Petroni made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 503.

Source: Martha Bakes, Episode 413



Cook's Notes

If using a gas oven -- once in the oven, turn the oven off, and turn broiler to high, and cook for 3 minutes. Bake until golden and bubbly, then turn oven back on to 500 degrees and cook for another 4 minutes.

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  • jmboisineau2
    20 FEB, 2016
    This is an excellent recipe and technique for mimicing the heat of a wood fire oven at home. If the pizza stone breaks, it's because the stone was either put cold into a hot oven, taken out and put back into the oven, or was not of sufficient quality (despite its price). A good-quality stone will not crack in a 550° oven unless it's flawed, cheaply made (thin and not of the right material or fired properly) or misused.
  • queenpickapeppe
    29 JAN, 2016
    This recipe worked for me, except for the baking. I followed the directions to heat oven to highest setting of 500 degrees, put pizza in then immediately turn on broil 3 min. then back to bake for 4 minutes..IT BROKE MY $75.00 PIZZA STONE...I AM VERY UPSET MARTHA!

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