pizza bianca

pizza thinner. people happier. rosemary garlic and olive oil as a base is a very good place to start anything you do in your day. and this, the macbook of pizzas, is sexy and lovely and cant ever be wrong. sure there were a few bumps in the road, photographical ones mainly, but in the immortal words of churchill… keep buggering on. so here it is…better than the last, pizza bianca.


1 pizza base

garlic, olive oil, pinch of sea salt, sprig of rosemary (this bashed in a mortar and pestle will be spread on the base of your pizza. call it a flavoured oil if you must.)

1 waxy potato sliced as fine as humanly possible

some fresh peccorino (and/or some mozzarella. i went with and)

some rosemary

pinch of salt and pepper

olive oil

first finely slice your potatoes. rinse them in cold water and then pat them dry with some kitchen paper. place in a bowl with 2 tbsp of olive oil, salt, pepper and some rosemary. make sure they are all coated. set aside

in a mortar and pestle bash up one clove of garlic, with some salt, rosemary and 4 tbsp olive oil. set aside. thinly slice (as thin as the potato if possible) some peccorino and tear up your mozzarella if using.

preheat oven to hottest it will go. then smear the pizza base with the garlic oil, then lay out potatoes, then place the peccorino in the gaps and put some mozzarella on top. then give it some rosemary. season with salt and pepper and give it a final drizzle with the garlic oil if you are so incline.

put in the oven for about ten minutes until spectacular.


4 Responses to “pizza bianca”

  1. 1 fw July 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    mmmm looks scrumpt.
    no-nonsense today. no rambling, down to business recipe, and a return to pictorial chiarascuro and shallow depth of field.
    If only there’d been tickets to the next sitting.mmmm
    Virginia’s welcome, as you are also, to use words any way she/you like(s), but if diaphanous is appended to anything other than a fabric, surely it’s a metaphorical appendage, no?

  2. 2 jo July 19, 2010 at 12:38 am

    dolly don’t ever go away again!

  3. 3 jj July 20, 2010 at 7:14 am

    the inside of my vacant mind:


    rectangles with half moons on each side?

    who’s to say…

  4. 4 smoo July 21, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Simply magnificent

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