Classic pizza crust covered with chocolate hazlenut Nutella spread and fresh strawberries – It’s true, pizza isn’t just for dinner – it’s for dessert too!
Every once in a while, you need to go completely over the top amazing and outrageously delicious with your food choices! This strawberry nutella pizza fits into that category! One of my favourite things about summer is having people over for dinner in the garden (don’t even talk to me if you have a pizza oven in your garden – looking at you Sarah!)- one communal veggie loaded big pizza for dinner, followed by this for dessert? Perfect – and so little effort!
Homemade pizza, melty nutella and fruity strawberries are a match made in heaven in this simple, crowd pleasing (especially if the crowd contains some 13 year olds!) dessert! Mmmm melty nutella. Is there anything better in the whole world?
Making your own pizza dough is so simple – for a special carby treat, double (or triple) the recipe below and make a savoury pizza as well as a sweet one! My favourite method for cooking these pizzas is using this one, recommended recently by The Guardian. Added bonus – it’s quicker and easier than waiting for it to cook in the oven too! You just roll out your dough into a round (well – floured) and pop it (naked) into a very hot saucepan on the hob with no oil. Once the bottom is cooked (you can lift up the edge to see) put the whole thing under the grill for a minute (still in the pan) until browned, then slather on nutella and strawberries and dust with a little icing sugar.
- 3 - 4 cups plain flour
- 1 sachet (7g) dried yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp honey, maple syrup or agarve
- About 1 cup tepid (hand hot) water
- 3 heaped tbsp nutella
- About 10 large strawberries, chopped into small pieces
- To make your pizza dough, start with 3 cups of plain flour, the salt and the yeast in a large bowl. Mix the dry ingredients to combine, and then add tepid water until you've got a wet dough - don't worry about kneading it at this point, or the fact that it's sticking to the bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise in a preferably warm place for about an hour.
- After an hour, add more flour to the dough, and use a spatula to get it all out of the bowl and onto a floured work surface. Knead it for a moment until its a cohesive, springy ball, then flour and roll it into a thinnish circle. Ensuring both sides are floured and not sticky, place it onto a pre-heated (Very hot) large non stick pan on the hob and cook for about 4-5 minutes, until the bottom is browned and crispy. Pre-heat your grill and pop it under - still in the same pan - for just another 2-3 minutes. Remove and immediately cover with the nutella and fruit, and serve.
Other topping combinations I would heartily recommend for dessert pizzas:
- Banana and caramel
- Marshmallow and Nutella
- Raspberry Jam and peanut butter
- Plum and walnut
There are also a few different versions of sweet pizza – along with ones like this on a regular pizza base, you could try a fruit pizza on a sugar cookie base, or even on a chocolate or chocolate chip cookie base!