Spicy Margherita Pizza

This Memorial Day calls for a slice of Spicy Margherita Pizza!

The last Monday of May is coming. It’s time for Memorial Day! Whether you are visiting a cemetery to lay flowers, attending a parade, visiting a National Monument, having a barbecue, or maybe all the above, Memorial Day is a quintessential American holiday.

Honestly, what’s better than a slice of pizza? It’s just as easy and fun to make as it is to eat. Bonus points, everybody loves pizza! Make this Margherita Pizza for your Memorial Day and watch it disappear. Check out our video to see how it’s done and don’t forget to grab our recipe!

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    1. Dough: Combine water and yeast in a mixer and whisk to combine.
    2. Let it sit for 5 minutes until the water is frothy.
    3. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add in one cup of flour.
    4. Mix in olive oil, salt, and Basil Oil Extract.
    5. Slowly add in the remaining flour one cup at a time.
    6. Mix it until a slightly sticky dough is formed. More flour may be needed if mixture is still too sticky. Add in any extra flour very slowly and minimally.
    7. Remove the dough from the mixer and divide it in half.
    8. Form each half into a dough ball.
    9. Place them on lightly oiled pan and brush the tops with oil.
    10. Let the dough sit until it has doubled in size.
    11. Sauce: In a pot, sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil until they are soft.
    12. Pour in the peeled tomatoes and tomato paste.
    13. Mix in the rosemary, oregano, salt, pepper, Agave, and Capsicum Extract.
    14. Bring this mixture to a simmer for 5 minutes.
    15. Remove it from the heat and blend it until smooth with a submersion blender.
    16. Assembly: Pre-heat the oven to 500°F.
    17. Oil the cast iron skillet and set on medium heat.
    18. Press out the dough ball, creating a lip for the crust on the outer edges.
    19. Dock the middle of the dough to ensure that no bubbles rise during baking.
    20. Stretch the dough carefully so it is large enough to fit in the cast iron skillet.
    21. Place the dough on the skillet.
    22. Quickly spread the sauce on the dough, then add the cheese and desired toppings.
    23. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes on the skillet.
    24. Place it in your pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes until the dough is golden and cheese is browned.

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