The best part of homemade pizza is getting it exactly the way you like it. “What’s a good New York pizza?” asks Tony Muia, founder of A Slice of Brooklyn pizza tour. “A combination of all the ingredients: the cheese mingles with the sauce, which mingles with the crust. A pizza that exemplifies all those things is the best!” Start with this basic recipe for New York-style pizza and from there, let your taste buds be your guide.
New York-Style Pizza (adapted from allrecipes.com)
1 lb pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
1 can tomato sauce
1 lb mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 tbsp dried oregano
Preheat oven to 475°F. Flatten dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out into a 12-inch circle and place on baking sheet. Spread tomato sauce evenly over dough. Sprinkle with cheese, basil and oregano. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until bottom of crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly. Let cool. Slice and eat!
- Spicy-food fans, drizzle sriracha hot sauce over the toppings for an extra kick.
- Breakfast lovers, crack a whole egg on top before baking for a gooey golden treat.
- For a perfectly crispy crust, cook your pie on a preheated pizza stone.
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By Heather Li