May 5th, 2007

I Love Pizza Category: Recipes

Our favourite pizza restaurant has to be Pizza Express & we own two copies of the Pizza Express cookbook. One Christmas I bought my Hubby one & yes, snap! that very same Christmas he bought me one.

I’ve used it quite often for its dough recipe & more often than not make my favourite Pizza Express pizza – the Fiorentina.

The dough is soooooo simple & reasonably quick to make so long as you have about an hour & a half to leave it to rise. I enjoy the bouncy texture of it:

To make the Fiorentina, the base is covered in the basic tomato sauce (1 onion chopped finely & softened in a pan with some garlic, throw in some tomato puree, then 400g chopped tomatoes and a pinch or two of oregano + seasoning – leave to simmer & reduce). On top of the tomato sauce you need to add some spinach, cubed mozzarella & some finely chopped garlic.
Throw it in the oven – ours takes about 16/18 minutes at 220° – 10 minutes before its ready add an egg… and hey presto one very tasty & satisfying Friday night in.

Serve with some black pepper & grated Parmesan and a large glass of white wine. Bellissimo!

3 Responses to “I Love Pizza”

Jules Says:

I love making pizza. There is something really theraputic about making the dough.

Rachel Says:

Hi Clare

Just wanted to say thank you for the fiorentina recipe, we used to live in Manchester, now in New Zealand … and I was hunting the www for one … very nice bog! Good pictures …

Anyway Ta


I really wish there were more arteilcs like this on the web.

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