Pizza hearts

Spread the love for pizza by sharing these homemade heart-shaped pizzas with family and friends. These cute heart-shaped pizzas from William Drabble have a very simple topping of courgette and mozzarella, but you can always add extra ingredients to spice things up.

First published in 2015




Pizza dough

  • 4g of dried yeast
  • 210ml of water, at room temperature
  • 300g of strong white flour
  • 6g of salt



To make the dough, combine the yeast with the water and leave to stand for 10 minutes
  • 4g of dried yeast
  • 210ml of water, at room temperature
In a bowl, combine the yeast/water mixture with the flour and mix for 2-3 minutes, or until a dough starts to form. Add the salt and mix through
  • 300g of strong white flour
  • 6g of salt
Scrape the dough out onto a clean, unfloured work surface
Knead and work the dough until it starts to come together. Keep working until it comes away from the work surface cleanly and looks silky smooth
Flour the work surface and begin to shape the dough into a ball by stretching the outsides into the middle and pressing them in firmly with your thumbs
Place the dough into a lightly floured bowl and cover with cling film. Leave to prove in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size
Meanwhile, place a pan over a medium heat and add a dash of olive oil. Add the onions and sweat for 5-6 minutes until soft
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7
Knock back the dough by kneading for another 5 minutes. Cut into 8 even pieces
Use a little flour to dust the work surface and roll each piece out as thinly as possible. Use a blunt knife to cut into heart shapes, transfer onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper
Spread some passata over the surface of each pizza and arrange the onions and courgettes over the sauce. Add some sliced tomato, then drizzle with a little olive oil
Place the pizzas on a baking stone or tray and into the oven, bake for 8-12 minutes
Once nearly cooked, take the pizzas out and top with the sliced mozzarella. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese melts
Once melted, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve immediately
First published in 2015

Beginning his career as an unpaid kitchen worker at the age of fourteen, William Drabble has steadily worked his way up to the position of Executive Chef at one of London's most prestigious hotels.

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