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Pizza recipe ideas

This post will be brief and to the point. Just because there is no need for unnecessary explanations and verbalism. The visual talks for itself…

While in Paris I wanted to make the most out of it, visit some local restaurants for genuine and honest food and definitely some food markets. I did my research, spending quite some time on the internet looking for hidden gems but the result was very fulfilling. Just to say, that next time you are in Paris pay a visit to Philou. You won’t be disappointed.

My research led me at St Quentin market on Sunday morning, one of the oldest and one of the last remaining covered markets in Paris. A beautiful historic building of iron and glass, with its own character as it developed through the years. As it was Sunday and Bastille Day most of the merchants were missing but still there was a lot of choice especially in cheese and charcuterie. Wandering around the market I was led into a corner stall trading lebanese food. I was hungry, but my attention was mostly drawn by the beautiful moroccan tiles.

I have been to Morocco once and I was fascinated by the colourful tiles and mosaics. They represent something distant and mysterious… exotic. I just wanted to use this photo as inspiration this week. And what could represent visually them better than a pizza, but made a bit different. Forget simple cheese and ham. These 2 pizzas will change the way you see the beloved Italian delicacy! Was I brief enough?

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For the dough

I have been making pizza dough for many years now, but I found this recipe on BBC Food and it is absolutely the best pizza I have ever made. So, have a look! It has a video too which is very helpful.

For the 1st topping

Sun dried tomato paste

1 peach

12 slices chorizo

goats cheese

watercress or rocket

For the 2nd topping

1 medium tomato

1 big yellow pepper

1 small courgette

beetroot cooked in vinegar

mozzarella

balsamic vinegar glaze

For the first pizza spread a couple of tbsp sun dried tomato paste on the stretched dough. Place the chorizo neatly on the pizza, slice the peach and place it on top of it. Finish by crumbling the goats cheese. 

For the second pizza slice the tomato and the pepper length wise in order to have a nice round shape. Slice the courgette the same way. Place the peppers first and then inside them the tomato slices so that they work as frames. On top of the tomatoes place the courgette and the beetroot in small cubes. Sprinkle with a little bit of mozzarella. It doesn’t need much because the flavours are already rich.

Bake for 10 minutes and take out of the oven. Grind some pepper, add the watercress (or rocket) and the balsamic glaze. Did you smell it yet?

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  1. Hulietta

    July 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    this looks delicious! they all do… little mini personalised baby pizza tiles, I love it!!!

    1. vassia

      July 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      thanks! happy you like it!;)

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