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Pissaladiere Recipe

A French version of pizza, from the region of Provence, that was once part of what is now Italy.


For 3-4 people:

- 450g mild Onions, finely-sliced (Spanish are best)
- 200g Red Onions, finely-sliced
- 2 big Sweet Red Peppers
- a tin of Anchovies, drained of their oil
- a handful of pitted black olives, cut in half
- Salt and freshly-ground Black Pepper
- Half a batch of 'Pizza Dough; Enriched' (see above) - the remainder can be frozen


- Grill the peppers, until they are black and charred all over, put them in a plastic bag to cool.

- In a covered saucepan, gently sweat both types of onions in the oil, for about 10 minute - stirring from time to time.

- Remove the lid, and sweat for a further 5 minutes to cook off any excess liquid.

- Season the onions with salt and pepper, and set aside.

- Remove the peppers from their bag, and peel off the blackened skin, deseed them, and cut the flesh into strips.

- Preheat the oven to 225ºC/425ºF/gas mark 7.

- Lightly oil a baking tray.

- Roll the pizza dough out into a rectangle no more than ½cm thick, and lay it on the baking tray.

- Spread this with a thick layer of onions, leaving a 1cm border all round.

- Lay the pepper strips on top in a diagonal grid, and put half an olive in each square, scatter over the anchovy fillets - cutting them in half if they are large.

- Place in the pre-heated oven, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the base is crisp.

Serve with a salad.

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