topping for 1 pizza
prepare the basic pizza dough according to the recipe
1 cup (250 g) tomatoes, puréed in a blender
3 – 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
4 – 5 fresh basil leaves
2 oz (60 g) fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Preheat oven to 500 F (260 C). In a bowl place the tomatoes. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the tomato evenly over the pizza.
With your hands, break the basil leaves into small pieces. Distribute the basil uniformly over the pizza.
Spread the rest of the olive oil on the pizza. Add salt.
Bake the pizza for approximately 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and add the mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 10 more minutes approximately. Lift one side to check for readiness. Pizza is ready when the bottom surface is light brown.
Top with few more fresh basil leaves if desired and serve immediately.