Florentine dairy-free pizza

Florentine dairy-free pizza

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus rising


Serves 2

Hit your 5-a-day target in one go with this crisp pizza piled high with veg, suitable for the lactose-intolerant

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal827
  • fat17g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs140g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre12g
  • protein28g
  • salt3.4g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g frozen spinach, defrosted



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • toppings of your choice- anchovies, olives, capers, pepperoni, artichoke hearts, grilled peppers



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 2 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • small handful basil leaves
  • 2 handfuls rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

For the base

  • 350g strong white flour
  • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp coarse or fine semolina



    Semolina flour is pale-yellow in colour, high in gluten and used for traditionally made pasta,…


  1. To make the base, tip the flour into the bowl of a table-top mixer (or food processor with a dough attachment). Add 1 tsp salt to one side of the bowl and the yeast to the other. Add 275ml lukewarm water and mix on slow until a sticky dough forms. Turn up the mixer for 5-6 mins until an indent pushed into the dough pops out quickly. Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, then cover and leave in a warm place to prove until doubled in size.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and sizzle the garlic for a few secs, then tip in the tomatoes, season and simmer for 5 mins until the sauce has thickened.

  3. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Knead the dough for a few mins, then halve and roll each half as thinly as possible. Lay each base on a baking sheet dusted with the semolina. Divide the tomato sauce between the pizzas, spreading almost to the edge. Dot over the spinach, add your toppings and drizzle with a little oil. Cook for 5 mins, then crack an egg onto each pizza. Swap the baking sheets, then cook for 10 mins more or until bases are cooked through. Drizzle the basil and rocket with a drop of oil and the lemon juice. Scatter over the pizza before eating.

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TotalDietFood's picture
14th Apr, 2014
This recipe looks delicious. We've written an article on lactose intolerance that some of you may find interesting http://www.totaldietfood.com/news/316/27/Could-you-be-lactose-intolerant/#.U0uuMlVdWSo
10th Oct, 2013
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21st Mar, 2012
Jodi I make pizza every week and I think that this recipie uses too much water. For 350g of flour I would only use about 210ml of water and a splash of olive oil. When it is mixed (I don't think it usually takes as long as 5-6 minutes), coat the ball in olive oil and leave it to prove.
24th Jan, 2012
Hi Jodie Olive oil is the answer! I add about 3 dessertspoons of olive oil to 500g flour when making my dough, so for 350 g 2 dessertspoons of oil would probably suffice.
19th Jan, 2012
I replaced the semolina with breadcrumbs - very easy to make and very good !
19th Jan, 2012
I replaced the semolina with breadcrumbs - very easy to make and very good !
19th Jan, 2012
My 2nd attempt at making a pizza base and again the same problem. Can someone please tell me where I am going wrong? I always end up with a REALLY sticky dough that is impossible to get off my hands, never mind roll out. I have to smear it round a tray. Despite this, it does taste really good but I would like it to actually look like a pizza! Help!
19th Jan, 2012
Eggs are not dairy they are an animal byproduct.
19th Jan, 2012
eggs are not dairy! dairy is made from animals milk.
19th Jan, 2012
'Dairy-free', apart from the eggs!!
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