Florentine Pizza

Fork Florentine Pizza

Cooking time: 15

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


Ditch the takeaway, this classic Italian Florentine pizza recipe boasts vibrant, fresh flavours for a delicious dinner idea that’s perfect for sharing.

Source: realfood.tesco.com


  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 240g bag baby spinach, wilted
  • 125g mozzarella ball, torn
  • 1 x 250g bag grated mozzarella
  • 1 x 88g pack Parma ham, torn
  • 4 Bird Bros medium eggs
  • 500g strong bread flour
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 x 7g sachets dried yeast
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing


  1. To make the pizza dough, mix the flour, sugar, 2 tsp salt, and yeast in a bowl. Stir in the oil and add about 300ml lukewarm water to make a soft, but not sticky dough.

  2. Tip onto a floured work surface and knead for 10 minutes. Transfer to a clean bowl, cover with oiled cling film and set aside to prove in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the tomatoes in a pan until thickened and reduced; season well.

  4. Preheat the oven to its highest setting. Divide the dough into 4 and shape each into a ball. Roll out thinly and put on 4 baking sheets lined with non-stick baking paper.

  5. Spread each base with tomato sauce, then scatter over the spinach, mozzarella and ham. Bake, in batches if needed, for 8 minutes.

  6. Crack an egg in the centre of each pizza. Continue baking for 2-3 minutes more, until the egg is just set and the crust is crisp.

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