Pizza con mozzarella e acciughe

Pizza with mozzarella and anchovies in oil   Authentic Italian recipe

romana pizza
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Pizza, Neapolitan style

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • Pizza dough for 4 people
  • For the topping
  • 400 g (14 oz) puréed tomatoes (passata)
  • Anchovy fillets in oil, well drained
  • 250 g (8 1/2 oz) mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • Oregano
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Time:
    preparation: 10 minutes
    plus rising time
    cooking: 20-25 minutes
    total time: about 35 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    medium difficulty
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 736 (kcal) 37 % GDA (*)- 3078 (kJ)
    Protein: 33.5 (g) 67 % GDA
    Total fat: 22.4 (g) 32 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 106.6 (g) 40 % GDA
    Sugars: 11.9 (g) 14 % GDA

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Prepare the dough. If you prepare our dough, you can have less fat and calories. Nutrition facts are calculated with our dough.
When the dough has risen, divide it into four pieces and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece. You can obtain the shape you want: rectangular or round. This amount of dough is enough for four 30 cm (12in) round baking sheets if you like crunchy pizza but if you prefer soft pizza use only two baking sheets.
Oil the baking sheets with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Transfer every portion of dough to a baking sheet.
Prepare the tomato sauce. Mix the puréed tomatoes with the remaining oil and chives; season to taste with salt. For each pizza, spread half of the tomato sauce to within 1/2 inch (1,2 cm) of the rim. Arrange anchovy fillets on the top; choose the quantity according to your taste. Allow to rise about 20 minutes in a warm place.
Meanwhile preheat oven to 220°C (425°F) and cube the mozzarella. Bake the two pizzas for about 15 minutes, then remove them from the oven and arrange the mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake again for about 5 minutes. Cooking times are indicative; everyone can adjust them to his oven.
Serve hot or warm.

This pizza is also well known as romana pizza.

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