The first time I read the name Pizza Margherita on a menu card at a restaurant I was quite puzzled...I wondered, do they actually add Margarita in a pizza? Sounds quite dumb but trust me I was quite amused to find that I wasn't the only one who had thought so. Apparently Margarita (the drink) and Margherita (the pizza) are world's apart from each other and even the spellings are different although they are pronounced the same.
Pizza Margherita or Margherita Pizza is a really simple Pizza yet it's huge on flavor. You just need three main ingredients for this pizza, Mozerella (fresh is best), a flavorful Tomato pizza sauce and fresh Basil leaves.
Here's what I found when I searched on trusted Google.com for why this pizza is named as such:
I love baking fresh homemade pizza and trying new toppings each time and this was a flavor I tried when we kept a simple backyard bbq gettogether with friends. These were ideally meant as an appetizer and got over so fast that I only managed to take some quick snaps on my Iphone camera, thank goodness for such smart phone cams. Even my lil'Appu loved this pizza and ate several slices.
The pizza crust recipe makes about 2 medium sized pizzas, I made 4 small pizzas. I just used some store bought Marinara sauce and Grated mozerella cheese for the toppings and used fresh Basil leaves from our garden. Fresh Basil leaves is quite a must to bring out the flavor in this pizza...