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When to add basil to my pizza?


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When to add basil to my pizza?

mcsmithnyc | Dec 13, 2010 08:49 AM

I've made homemade pizza before but have always used dry ingredients. I'm cooking tonight and would like to use fresh basil and possibly fresh oregano (isn't it supposed to be better dried?) The question is when do I add this - before it goes into the oven (the recipe is cooking it about 14mins. at 500 degrees) - or after...or do I take it out with like a minute to go and add it and then continue to cook for an additional minute?

Also this won't have a sauce - it will be moz. + parm. cheese, dried oregana, roma tomatoes, and basil on top.

A somewhat related question - I'm not sure if my supermarket will have roma tomatoes - if not can I just use regular ones - anything different to do preparation wise?


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