Given it’s February, the month of Love, I (while I strongly believe we need to let Love guide us every single day and moment of a year!) decided to share with you my favorite pizza recipe. I made this into a heart shape one day, when a friend of mine posted a heart-shaped pizza picture on FB.
I don’t think it was because of the shape, but this was the most deliciously love-filled pizza I ever baked!
Estrella’s Love Pizza
2,5 dkg yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
50 dkg flour
2 eggs + 1 egg
12 dkg margarine
1 dl lukewarm water
salt to taste
To the 1dl lukewarm water, add the yeast and three teaspoons of flour to make sourdough. Set aside to a warm spot (near the stove for example) covered with a cloth, and let it ferment for about 15 minutes.
Add the eggs, margarine, salt and sourdough to the remaining flour (and if required, another 1/2 dl lukewarm water). Knead the resulting dough, until it is smooth and stretchy. Work quickly so that the mixture doesn’t stick to your fingers – if it does get too sticky you can add a little flour to your hands. Then set aside and let it rise for 1 hour.
Dust the dough ball with flour, pat into a disk, then roll it out to even width, to form a circle. Place in a lightly greased, heart shaped tin and stretch with your fingers some more to reach all the sides of the tin.
Add your chosen toppings.
Prepare the remaining egg like you would for an omelet. Pour it on top of your pizza before baking.
— Here, I used homemade tomato sauce and red peppers paste, chopped mushrooms, corn, ham and roasted peppers (we roast them and freeze for winter months), and cheese sprinkled on top. I also like adding different fresh vegetables when they’re in season. —
Bake in preheated oven on medium heat (around 180C) for about half an hour. Check the dough with a skewer to make sure it’s done before removing from the oven.
Bon love-filled appétit! ;)