- 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing
- 200g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
- 7g fast-action dried yeast
- pinch of salt
- 140ml warm water
- 300g frozen spinach, defrosted
- 2 mozzarella balls, drained and cut into small cubes
- 2 really fresh eggs
- 60g freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
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Feast your eyes on the finest pizza with mozzarella, spinach, egg & parmesan! It’s straightforward and fun to make this great dish. Simply follow the instructions below and get the perfect result.
Step By Step
Prepare 2 baking trays by pouring a tablespoon of oil on each and spreading it out with your fingers or a pastry brush. Brush the inside of a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of oil and set aside.
To prepare the dough, place the flour, yeast and salt in a large clean bowl, make a well in the centre and pour in the water plus 2 tablespoons of the oil. Mix with a wooden spoon to create a wet dough.
Turn the dough onto a clean, well-floured surface and work it with your hands for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. Shape into a large ball and place in the oiled bowl. Brush the top of the dough with a little oil and cover with cling film. Leave to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6.
Squeeze the spinach for the topping between your hands to remove any excess water. Set aside.
Turn the rested dough onto a well-floured surface and divide it in half. Roll each piece into a ball, then push outwards from the centre to create 2 circles about 25cm in diameter. Place them on the oiled baking trays.
Brush the top of each pizza base with 2 tablespoons of oil, then scatter with the mozzarella and spinach, leaving an empty 5cm circle in the centre.
Bake in the middle of the oven for 8 minutes.
Remove the trays from the oven and crack an egg into the centre of each pizza. Continue baking for a further 8 minutes, scattering the Parmesan over the top 2 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
Serve and enjoy hot.
Once you’re done, simply sit back and enjoy your pizza with mozzarella, spinach, egg & parmesan and don’t forget to check out other great authentic Italian recipes including great antipasti recipes, Italian pasta recipes, Italian soup recipes, Italian beef dishes and authentic pizza recipes.