This pizza has a delicious Spanish flavour that tastes amazing.
Created as described, this type of pizza boasts a savory taste and abundant scent to enjoy.
Spend the time to find perfect ingredients and add them to the perfect crust for your family and friends to enjoy a gratifying homemade pizza meal.
Are you into Vegetarian pizza with Tomato sauce? Well here is your answer.
Pizza is the perfect food for any group, whether it’s a large or small gathering. For large groups, pizza is an easy and crowd-pleasing option. You can order a variety of toppings and everyone can pick their favorite slice. Plus, it’s easy to share and it’s a great conversation starter, it brings people together and creates a friendly atmosphere.
For small groups, it’s also perfect because it’s easy to customize the toppings to fit everyone’s preferences, and it’s also easy to order just the right amount. Plus, it’s a great way to bond and enjoy a tasty meal together.
Pizza is a versatile food that can be enjoyed in any setting, whether it’s a casual night with friends or a family dinner. It’s perfect for all occasions, making it the perfect food for large and small groups.
Pizza in Spain
Spanish people eat approximately 4.3kg each in Pizza per year. This may sound a lot, yet that is small compared to markets such as the US and UK. The Spanish also enjoy a Mediterranean style diet of cereals, pulses, vegetables, fish and other seasonal foods.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Spain here.
Alcachofas Pizza Recipe
We’ve put together a recipe for you to make a delicious home baked Alcachofas Pizza , whether you’re using a backyard pizza oven or a pizza stone in your oven.
Alcachofas Pizza Ingredients
Ensure you have enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 2 tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
Alcachofas Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Roquefort Cheese
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Alcachofas Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a premade base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Want to take your pizza game to the next level? Try making your own sauce with the recipe provided.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
Making the sauce the day before and storing it in the refrigerator is a great time-saving tip.
Preparing Alcachofas Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
- Roquefort Cheese
I find this pizza good as is, or you could enjoy it with a fresh salad?
Put the Alcachofas pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
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When making Alcachofas Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
A pizza stone really helps create a fantastic tasting pizza at home. Learn how to clean and care for your Pizza Stone.
Having quality, air tight dough storage containers is a must.
Glass Measuring Jug
A good quality, heavy glass measuring jug with clear marking for various measures to me is a must. I hate taking chances with portions, so it’s an important tool for me.
Roquefort is a popular semi-soft French blue cheese, often referred to as the ‘cheese of kings and popes’. Roquefort is aged for five months. As well as pizza, it is used in salads and dressings.
Roquefort cheese is rich, creamy and sharp, tangy, salty in flavour and the texture is moist and breaks into little pieces easily.
How to Store
Have leftover pizza? Here’s what to do.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
Keen on seeing more than Alcachofas pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make delicious pizzas at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most common pizza making questions.
What is kosher pizza?
In Hebrew, “kosher” means fit or proper. Kosher pizza means fit for consumption by Jewish people. Most dough, sauce, and cheese can be kosher on a pizza.
How to cook pizza in the microwave?
Microwaving pizza gets a bad wrap, however try adding a glass of water when you zap a slice. The water works to help avoid the usual sogginess of microwaved pizza.
Why is my dough not stretching?
Pizza dough won’t stretch much until it has rested long enough to use. If your dough is resisting your stretching attempts, you need to let your dough rest at room temperature for at least another half hour or so.
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