Chocolate Pizza….A Quirky Way to Use Up Leftover Easter Eggs with an Outdoor Pizza Oven

by Joanna Hazelton on April 23, 2019 · 0 comments

in Alfresco Dining,Garden Lifestyle,Pizza Ovens

1-pizza-chocolatecherryOn the off chance you haven’t overdosed on chocolate this Easter, here’s a fun idea.

Why not have a go at creating pizzas from left over Easter eggs.

I don’t know about you, but this really is my idea of heaven.  And what a sublime alternative to a margherita… a rich, gooey, chocolate dessert with a bit of crunch and whatever combination of chocolate and toppings that takes your fancy. Scrummy.

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Dough Recipe

500g strong white flour
60g cocoa powder (optional – depends how chocolatey you want your pizza!)
1/2 pint luke warm water
2tsp quick yeast
pinch of salt

  • Knead together (by hand 10 mins)
  • Leave to prove in warm spot until doubled in size – usually an hour

1-pizzaro1Then you’re good to go.

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See what you think of these yummy topping ideas…

Smores Pizza

  • Top the pizza base with crushed digestive biscuits
  • Add a generous handful of broken up chocolate Easter eggs and a layer of fluffy marshmallows
  • Pop into pizza oven until the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are lightly browned on top

Chocolate Hazelnut

  • Smooth chocolate-hazelnut spread over the pizza base
  • Sprinkle with broken dark and white chocolate Easter eggs
  • Cook in pizza oven until the chocolate begins to melt
  • Sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts

Or top with sliced banana, strawberries, raspberries – any fruit of your choice for a (slightly) healthier option.

Chocolate Ginger Cherry

A little more adventurous. Opt for the chocolate dough base.

For the pizza sauce:

100g grated cheese
60g sugar
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp ground ginger

  • Combine the cheese, sugar and egg in a bowl, beating well with a fork
  • Stir in the ground ginger
  • Sprinkle handful of flaked almonds and broken up Easter egg over base
  • Cover with the cheese and ginger sauce
  • Put maraschino cherries on top of the sauce
  • Sprinkle with more almonds and chocolate
  • Pop into pizza oven

Roasted Fig, Walnut and Chocolate Pizza

  • Add marscapone cheese, figs, walnuts and a drizzle of honey to the base
  • Sprinkle with a generous handful of dark chocolate Easter egg
  • Pop into pizza oven

Chocolate, Cheese and Bacon

An acquired taste, perhaps, but go with it.

  • Top the chocolate pizza dough with mozzarella and gorgonzola
  • Add caramelized onions, fig puree and plenty of bacon
  • Sprinkle with broken pieces of dark chocolate Easter egg
  • Pop into pizza oven

So go on, give yourself one last indulgence this Easter. There’s plenty of time for sit-ups before the summer holidays :-)

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