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Sun, Surf and Homemade Pizza on Pawleys Island

Food Sharing Network contributor Rose Ellen Lorber-Termaat posts from Pawleys Island in South Carolina.

After eating out for days on end in South Carolina, I craved my own version of fast food. South Carolina has fantastic seafood, barbecue, Asian and Italian cuisine. But I’m a pizza snob from New Jersey. In my opinion, no place is there better pizza than the greater metropolitan NY-NJ region (I’m sure I will catch grief for this!). So I came up with a fairly easy way to make a very tasty pizza. I shortcutted the process and used a pre-mixed dough that comes in a bag.

South Carolina Margherita-Style Pizza

The Basics:

Self-proclaimed pizza snob Rose Ellen Lorber-Termaat brings NJ style pizza to South Carolina.

Self-proclaimed pizza snob Rose Ellen Lorber-Termaat brings NJ style pizza to South Carolina.


1 bag of pre-mixed pizza dough (either white or whole wheat)

2 plum tomatoes

8 oz. ball of fresh mozzarella

3 to 4 tsps. extra virgin olive oil

4 to 5 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

Sprinkle a 15 inch round pizza pan with a handful of cornmeal.

Place the dough in the pan. Use a glass to gently roll it out until it forms a circle that reaches to the edges of the pan. The dough is very elastic and tends to spring back – be persistent!

Slice the mozzarella into ¼ inch thick pieces, then cut them into quarters. Sprinkle the cheese all over the pie. Leave about an inch border around the pie.

Slice the plum tomatoes into ½ inch thick pieces, then quarter them. Sprinkle them on the pie.

Chop the basil leaves and sprinkle on top of the tomato and cheese.

Drizzle the olive oil on the pie.

Bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. I check the pie frequently and bake it until the cheese is beginning to turn golden brown.

Lift the edge of the pie to check the bottom; this should be golden brown but not too dark.

After removing the pie from the oven, let it rest in the pan for 5 minutes before slicing.

2 Responses to “Sun, Surf and Homemade Pizza on Pawleys Island”

  1. Emily says:

    Looks great! Nothing can take the place of pizza.

  2. Kathy says:

    Indeed! Send us your thoughts when you make it. We are always looking for ideas for great toppings.

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