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Flour, baking powder, salt, mozzarella, tomato passata

In its divine simplicity, the pizza margherita is even more flavoursome if one adds a basil leaf, which should be added only just before serving the pizza, or else the baking process will release a bitter taste.
The pizza margherita, which in essence constitutes the invention of the pizza more generally, was created by Raffaele Esposito in Naples to honour the Queen Margherita of Savoy in 1889.