Hands up if you like pizza!
Who am I kidding, we don’t need a show of hands, everyone loves pizza right? Of course they do. Which is why I know today’s competition is going to be a popular one.
Today I’m giving away an Optima Pizza Express Napoli – a miniature version of a professional pizza oven that you can use at home to create deliciously crisp pizza in a matter of minutes. The Optima pizza oven is normally £169, so this giveaway is a fantastic chance to bag yourself a very decent prize indeed.
It looks the part doesn’t it?
Optima Pizza Express Napoli was designed by Gabriele Ferrari and manufactured entirely in Italy in the picturesque Italian Modena. Two heating elements (bottom and top) heat the interior of Optima Pizza Express Napoli up to 450°C in just 10-15 minutes – the temperature that professional, large pizza ovens achieve – and then pizza can be cooked in just 4-5 minutes. The base of the oven is made of refractory stone, which draws excess moisture from the dough, meaning no soggy bottoms. You can use the over with homemade or shop bought pizzas, so it’s super flexible.
All very jolly.
I had a go with my favourite pizza recipe, which uses ricotta and roasted garlic as a base instead of tomato sauce. I don’t know what Italians would think of this, whether it’s frowned upon to use a non-tomato base, but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway because that’s the kind of gal I am. Remember when I made that ham and cucumber pizza? I’m not afraid to push pizza boundaries.
My pizza is a good one to use up roast dinner leftovers too, so basically it’s environmentally friendly? Food waste and all that? I don’t know, maybe not, but it’s tasty.
To make my pizza, start with a very simple dough – 265g bread flour, a sachet of yeast, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and sugar, a tablespoon of olive oil and about 150ml of warm water. Mix into a soft dough and knead just for a few minutes until smooth. Split into two and roll into two pizza shapes.
Mix about two thirds of a tub of ricotta with the squishy insides of a bulb of roasted garlic, either leftover from your roast dinner or roasted especially. Spread this over your pizza base and top with leftover cooked chicken, sweetcorn, (or other leftover vegetables?), mozzarella, parmesan and pine nuts.
Pop it in your Optima Pizza Express Napoli pizza oven and bob’s your uncle, delicious pizza.
Win your own pizza oven worth £169
If you fancy whipping up your own Italian inspired treats then I have another pizza oven to give away to one lucky winner.
To be in with a chance to win, simply complete as many of the entry mechanisms below as you can. The more you do, the better your chances of winning. If you want to buy yourself a pizza oven in the meantime you can get £10 with the code SLUMMYSINGLEMUMMY.
The competition will close at 11.59pm on November 24th 2021. Full T&Cs apply.