Rocket, Gorgonzola & Tomato Pizza – Anna & Roberta Montali
Anna & Roberta Montali’s Rocket Gorgonzola & Tomato Pizza
To go with an Italian wine, who better to ask for a matching recipe that Anna & Roberta Montali, the Jozi mother and daughter team who ooze Mediterranean food – packed with colour, aroma and flavour. Does one get more Italian than this?
Serves 4 Easy Prepping And Cooking Time: 30 minutes plus rising time
240g (2 cups) cake flour
pinch of salt
10ml (2 tsp) olive oil
150ml lukewarm water
10g instant yeast
10ml (2 tsp) semolina
6 slices prosciutto
50g gorgonzola, crumbled
1 tomato, cut into wedges
handful of baby rocket
15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
To make the dough, put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Make a well in the centre and pour in the oil and lukewarm water and with your hands mix to combine. Knead for a few seconds then form into a ball. Place the ball in a large oiled bowl and cover. Leave in a warm place until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 220°C and lightly oil a baking tray.
Spread the dough out and press down to as thin as it goes. Leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with the semolina and press down again and bake until golden, for about 10 minutes.
Top with the prosciutto, gorgonzola, tomato and rocket. Drizzle with the oil and season. Serve while still hot.
Anna Montali is a well known South African food writer and recipe developer. Her culinary skills have taken her on many journeys but in the end her true calling, sharing her skills with all her fans through her very own platform in the form of her tantalisingly delicious blog. Inspired by her greatest passion for food and travel, Anna Montali together with her daughter Roberta and their incredible team, will be presenting only the best this industry has to offer. On the beautifully illustrated blog you can find everything from the latest trends and newest products, to an array of scrumptious recipes, travel features, ‘hot-off’ the press news and so much more! Up to date with daily, weekly and monthly posts Anna Montali Blog is like a giant pantry filled with the tastiest ingredients just waiting for you to explore and create your own masterpiece!
Roberta Montali, Anna’s daughter, works side by side with her Mum. Roberta, formerly a beauty journalist is now pursuing a career with her mother. Born into a home filled with avid cooks, it seemed that the perfect lifestyle for her would be the food business. As a little girl, cooking was always her passion and she has truly opened her arms to the wonderful idea of not only cooking, but writing about food, wine and her travels.