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Pizza bianca

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for pizza bianca.

By Lisa Featherby
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking plus proving
  • Serves 8
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Pizza bianca
Somewhere between a foccacia and a thin pizza, the pizza bianca's simplicity and use of minimal ingredients makes it lovely as a snack or served as part of a meal. Rome's white pizza is found in bakeries throughout the city, but for a truly memorable bite, head to Forno panificio in Campo de' Fiori.


  • 7 gm (1 sachet) dried yeast
  • Large pinch of caster sugar
  • 560 gm pizza flour
  • For drizzling: extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup (firmly packed) rosemary sprigs


  • 1
    Mix yeast, sugar and 400ml lukewarm water in an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook to combine, then add flour and 1 tsp salt and mix until a smooth dough forms (4-5 minutes). Cover with a damp tea towel and rest until doubled in size (1 hour).
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 250C. Place two heavy-based oven trays in the oven to warm. Meanwhile, halve dough and roll each half into a rough 15cm x 30cm rectangle, drizzle with oil, scatter with rosemary, press in with your fingertips, season to taste, then transfer to warmed oven trays and bake until golden and crisp (10-15 minutes). Serve warm.


Drink Suggestion: A cold bottle of lager. Drink suggestion by Max Allen

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