Originally from Africa, this Date pizza is a appetizing vegetarian pizza you should taste.
Baked as shown, this type of pizza has a delectable taste, matched with a unequaled scent.
Make sure to purchase the freshest ingredients and add them to a delicious crust for you and friends to savor a perfect pizza meal.
If you have a taste for Vegetarian pizzas with Chili sauce then you’ll love this.
Pizza is incredibly popular for so many reasons! For one, it’s a versatile dish that can be customized to suit just about any taste. Whether you prefer a classic pepperoni pizza or a more unconventional option like a BBQ chicken pizza, the options are endless.
Additionally, it’s a food that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, making it perfect for family dinners, parties, or a casual night in. Another reason why pizza is so popular is that it’s a relatively inexpensive meal that can be made at home or easily ordered from a pizzeria or even delivered to your doorstep.
Lastly, It’s just flat-out delicious! The combination of gooey melted cheese, savory tomato sauce and various toppings is hard to resist for many. All in all, pizza is a crowd-pleaser, and it’s no wonder it’s so beloved by so many people around the world.
Pizza in Africa
The African continent isn’t well known for their pizzas. Their most popular meals tend to come from rice, couscous, bean cake, Chicken, maize porridge, soups, Potato, corn and Onions.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Africa here.
Date Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Date Pizza either in your wood fired pizza oven or your kitchen oven.
Date Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce amounts below are 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
Date Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Simple Chili Pizza Sauce
- 6 oz (170gms) tomato paste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tsp. fried red chilli flakes
- 2 cloves garlic, finely grated
- 1 tsp. dried Italian herb seasoning
- salt to taste
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 Date Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let mixture stand for five minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and 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.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Hot Chili Sauce Method
It takes around five minutes to make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local shop.
- Mix ingredients well in a container.
- Put in fridge for 2-3 hours, minimum.
- Can now be used or left in fridge.
- May refridgerate for up to 2 weeks.
- Can also be frozen.
For a spicy pizza sauce, mix in some chilli or sweet chilli sauce to this recipe.
Preparing Date Pizza
Start by heating your oven to at least 450 degrees.
Spread out your dough on a well floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, flour the peel and create your pizza on it.
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Chili Sauce. Spread the Chili Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
I find this pizza very nice on its own, or why not pair it with another pizza as well?
Put the Date 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.
Rosemary has been used for cooking since at least 500 BC, if not before. An ancient legend says that the Virgin Mary placed her blue cloak over a white flowered rosemary bush while she was resting, and the flowers turned blue. The shrub was then named the “Rose of Mary”.
In Greek mythology, it is said that Rosemary was draped around the Greek goddess Aphrodite when she rose out of the sea. As a medicinal herb, it has long been suggested that it helps strengthen your memory and the brain overall.
When making Date Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s the basic pizza tools that I always suggest…
OK, not really pizza related, but a good chef apron makes me feel the part when I am making my pizzas. I’d probably wear a chef hat if I got one too!
A pastry brush is vital if you need to ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more. They are cheap to have and very handy to use.
If you ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more, then you need a pastry brush. These brushes tend to be cheap to have and very handy to use.
There are around 2,000 different varieties of cheese around the world. It has been proven to date back to at least 8,000 years ago. It is a fantastic source of calcium, protein and phosphorus.
Cheese can be made not only with cow milk, but also with buffalo, horse, goat and even camel milk. It’s a clever gift idea too. A giant wheel of Cheddar cheese was given to Queen Victoria as a wedding gift.
Here are a few interesting pizza facts…
The first pizzeria in the US
The first pizzeria in the US opened in 1905 in Manhattan. Italian-American Gennaro Lombardi started his mini-pizza business at his street-front shop. Sadly, the shop no longer stands where it was, however Lombardi’s are still operating with the same oven it used upon opening.
That’s alot of pizza
There are over 61,000 pizzerias trading in the USA.
In 2020, over 377,000 tons of frozen pizza were sold in Germany.
Keen on seeing more than Date pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make delicious pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
What is clean cut pizza?
A clean cut pizza is when they use clean cutting instruments to cut the pizza. See our article on clean cut pizza for more information.
How long after gallbladder surgery can I eat pizza?
Doctors will normally suggest that you wait at least 4-6 weeks after gallbladder sujrgery before eating pizza. Even then, they will suggest you only eat small amounts of pizza, and roughly once per month.
How can I keep bread from becoming soggy when making pizza bread?
If you find that the dough you are producing for pizza bread is too soggy, try reducing the liquid ingredients, or add slightly more flour. You can always save most dough by rolling them out on a well floured bench, and kneading them with new flour being slowly added.
Have you made Date Pizza?
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