Pizza Alla Marinara

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“American Pie; Peter Reinhart”
1hr 18mins
2 nine-inch pizzas

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place a baking stone on the middle shelf of the oven; preheat oven to highest setting for at least 1 hour.
  2. Flour work surface and hands; shape dough ball on counter; transfer it to flour-dusted pizza peel.
  3. Spread ½ cup of tomato sauce over the surface of the dough, leaving ¼ inch border.
  4. Spread half the garlic over the sauce, then top with 2 tablespoons grated cheese.
  5. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over the surface, spiraling it from the center.
  6. Sprinkle half the oregano over the top.
  7. Carefully slide the pizza from the peel onto the baking stone; bake 7-9 minutes.
  8. When it is done, the crust should be puffy and slightly charred on the edge and thinner in the center.
  9. The underside of the crust should be brown and crisp, not white and soft.
  10. Remove pizza from oven and serve it whole (usually 1 pizza per person). or let it cool for about 2 minutes before slicing and serving.
  11. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make the second pizza.

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