Grapes and Port Wine
Originally from France, this Grapes and Port Wine pizza is a mouth watering vegetarian pizza you may enjoy.
Made as shown, the below pizza boasts an amazing flavor with a fanciful scent to enjoy.
Make sure to get the high quality toppings and pair these with a delicious crust for your family and friends to enjoy a gratifying meal together.
If you’re in the mood for a Vegetarian pizza with Tomato sauce here is the sign you need to get one.
There are so many reasons why you should eat pizza! For starters, it’s delicious! Pizza is a combination of savory flavors and textures, like the salty cheese, the tangy tomato sauce, and the chewy crust. But more than that, it’s also comforting and satisfying.
Pizza is the perfect food for when you want something that will hit the spot and make you feel happy. Plus, it’s versatile and can be customized to suit everyone’s taste. You can make it healthy by adding lots of veggies, or indulge in a hearty meat-lover’s pizza.
It’s a food that can be enjoyed on any occasion, whether you’re having a movie night with friends or a family dinner. And let’s not forget about the convenience of having it delivered right to your doorstep. So don’t hesitate, go ahead and treat yourself to a delicious pizza today!
Pizza in France
The French love their food. Their most popular foods include bread, pastries, Cheese, soups and seafood. In a 2018 study, 96% of French people said they enjoy pizza with 84 percent ordering pizzas at home.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from France here.
Grapes and Port Wine Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Grapes and Port Wine Pizza whether it be in your wood pizza oven or the oven in your kitchen.
Grapes and Port Wine Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Grapes and Port Wine Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Port Wine
- Black Pepper
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
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 Grapes and Port Wine 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 craft your own homemade pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. 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 dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local supermarket, It takes around five minutes to make this yummy pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
By not heating these sauce ingredients, you give this simple pizza sauce a very fresh taste.
Preparing Grapes and Port Wine Pizza
Preheat your oven to at least 450 degrees for 30 minutes or longer.
Spread out pizza dough on floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, you can create your pizza on it (after flouring).
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato 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:
- Port Wine
- Black Pepper
I find this pizza very tasty by itself, yet why not with another pizza variety?
Put the Grapes and Port Wine pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
About Black Pepper
Ground, dried, and cooked Peppercorns have been used for hundreds of years, both as traditional medicine and for flavour. Black Pepper is the world’s most traded spice, and is one of the most common Spices added to cuisines around the world.
Peppercorns and the ground Pepper derived from them may be described simply as Pepper, or more precisely as Black Pepper (cooked and dried unripe fruit), Green Pepper (dried unripe fruit), or white Pepper (ripe fruit Seeds).
When making Grapes and Port Wine Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s what items I always recommend…
Glass Measuring Jug
I hate taking chances with portions, so having a quality glass jug with clear to read measurements a vital kitchen tool for me.
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.
Grapes are a unique and delicious topping for pizza that can add an interesting flavor to a classic Italian dish. Grapes are not commonly used as a pizza topping, but when incorporated into the recipe, they bring an unexpected sweetness and crunch to the traditional meal.
Including grapes on pizza is also an easy way to get in extra nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Grapes are high in antioxidants which help protect our bodies from damage caused by free radicals.
Here are a few interesting pizza facts…
Would you try pizza perfume?
Pizza Hut Canada released a limited-edition pizza perfume, back in 2012. The scent was described as ‘freshly baked, hand-tossed dough.’ I love pizza, but no.
Record for most pizzas sliced
The most pizzas sliced in three minutes was achieved by Rory Coughlan-Allen (UK) from Wales, UK, sliced 17 pizzas in three minutes on 1 March 2022.
Celebrate everything cheese pizza
Did you know the US celebrates National Cheese Pizza Day, every 5th of September.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make delicious pizzas at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most common pizza making questions.
How many people does a large pizza feed?
The average person eats somewhere between 2-4 pizza slices, and with most large pizzas having 8-12 slices, it means an average of 3 adults could be fed. Add a salad or garlic bread for variety.
How to heat up pizza in the oven?
To heat up pizza in the oven, see the instructions above under ‘Method’.
What seasoning for pizza?
You can add all sorts of seasonings to pizza. Our favourites include pepper, chilli flakes and herbs. Mix and match until you find the combination you enjoy the most.
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