Pizza with Anchovies
You will need:
— pizza dough
— anchovy fillets
— dried oregano
— ground black pepper
— extra virgin olive oil
Step 2: The first thing you need to do is turn on your oven and preheat it to 220˚C/ 430˚F. While waiting for the oven to heat, prepare your ingredients. Let’s start with the tomatoes: put them into a pan and pour some boiling water on them. Hold the tomatoes in the water for a few seconds.
Step 3: Remove the skins from the tomatoes.
Step 4: Chop the tomatoes into small cubes. You may also mash the chopped tomatoes with a fork to release the juice.
Step 5: Thinly slice the mozzarella.
Step 6: Now let’s roll out our pizza. You may stretch the pizza dough with your knuckles like all professionals do, but it’s always easier to use a rolling pin. Sprinkle the table with flour, dip the dough in the flour as well and roll it into a thin sheet.
Put the crust on an oiled pizza screen. Don’t worry if the crust loses its shape while you handle it — just shape it into a circle again and don’t worry about the small folds that you might get.
Tip: If you don’t have a pizza screen, you may use a baking sheet turned upside down (so that you can easily take your pizza off the sheet). And if you are lucky enough to own a pizza stone, don’t forget to preheat it for about 20 minutes before putting your pizza on it.
Step 8: Add the toppings: first make a layer of chopped tomatoes.
Step 9: Lay the slices of mozzarella over the tomatoes.
Step 10: Add eight anchovy fillets — one for each piece of pizza.
Step 11: Season with some dried oregano and olive oil.
Step 12: Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
It’s time to put our pizza in the oven! Keep it in the oven for about
Tip: Rotate the pizza screen a couple of times while baking to make sure that the pizza cooks evenly.
A pizza screen won’t let your pizza get a well-cooked crispy bottom. To achieve a nice crispy pizza, take it off the screen a few minutes before it has finished baking and put it on a baking sheet. Bake the pizza on the sheet for
Step 15: The pizza with anchovies is done! Slice into eight pieces and serve.