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Heart-Shaped Pizzas: the Recipe for a Quick and Tasty Appetizer for Valentine’s Day

Total time: 35 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 12 pizzas
By Cookist

The heart-shaped pizzas are the simplified version of the classic red buffet pizzas. A romantic snack, to bring to the table as an appetizer on Valentine's Day or enjoy during your happy hour time in the company of your loved ones; they'll be ready in just a few minutes with an instant dough that does not require any leavening time.

To prepare them, simply work all the ingredients in a bowl (flour, water, yeast, oil and salt), spread the resulting mixture into a thin layer and the cup it with a special heart-shaped mold 6-7 cm wide: the result will be delicious fingers, to be seasoned with tomato puree, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of oregano, and then filled with cubes of stringy mozzarella which, once baked, will be snapped up in no time.

If you wish you can easily knead the pizzas in advance, even using a ready-made roll of puss pastry, or, if you have time available, you can try your hand at the classic recipe and shape them into a maxi version: for a "sweet" pizza tête-à- tete.

Find out how to prepare heart-shaped pizzas by following the step-by-step procedure and advice.

00 type flour
280 grams
Instant baking powder for savory cakes
12 grams
1 tbsp
160 ml
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp
4 grams
For the seasoning
Mozzarella cheese
125 grams
Tomato puree
100 grams
Dried oregano
as much as you need
as much as you need
Extra virgin olive oil
as much as you need
You'll also need
as much as you wish

How to Prepare Heart-Shaped Pizzas

Collect the sifted flour in a bowl and add the yeast.

Add the sugar and salt.

Pour the water.

Add the spoonful of extra virgin olive oil.

Carefully incorporate the ingredients until you obtain a smooth and homogeneous mixture.

Form a loaf and place it on a sheet of baking paper.

Roll out the dough to 3-4 mm and thick and cut out many heart-shaped pizzas with the appropriate cutter.

Arrange them with all the baking paper on the baking tray.

Season the pizza with the tomato puree, previously seasoned with a drizzle of oil, a pinch of salt and a sparkling of oregano, and place in a static oven at 180°C for about 20 minutes.

4 minutes before the end of cooking, take the pizzas out of the oven, add a few cubes of mozzarella to each heart, well drained from the whey, and let it melt on the top shelf of the oven.

Once cooked, take the pizzas out of the oven and arrange them on a serving plate with a few basil leaves as a garnish, and serve them piping hot.

Advice and Storage

Here we have created mini margherita pizzas, for a classic taste always loved by adults and children but, if you prefer, you can add enrich them with sliced frankfurters, capers, olives, anchovy fillets in oil… Or you can package them plain, with provola cheese and courgettes, ham and scamorza, or potatoes and rosemary.

We suggest you consume the fragrant heart-shaped pizzas at the moment. Alternatively, they can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container, for a maximum of 1-2 days.

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