Nothing says true love quite like gin and pizza…. well it’s definitely the way to my heart. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a delicious heart shaped pizza and a glass of beautifully served Eden Mill’s Love Gin.
Eden Mill’s Love Gin is made up at St Andrews in Scotland, it’s a unique recipe that includes marshmallow root, red rose petals, hibiscus flowers and goji berries. It’s crystal clear with a delicate pink colouring – we think the floral aroma and mellow berry flavours are just perfect when served with Fever Tree tonic water and decorated with plump juicy raspberries and a stem of fresh rosemary.
If you fancy making our gorgeous homemade heart pizzas they’re easy and oh so delicious.
Alternative pizza toppings
- Mozzarella, chorizo and chilli with fresh rocket leaves.
- Smoked mozzarella, mushrooms and thyme.
- Tuna, anchovies, lemon oil and fresh basil leaves.
- Pesto, goats cheese, toasted pine nuts, rocket leaves.
How to make a perfect gin and tonic
- Add 50ml Eden Mills Love Gin to a balloon glass.
- Top up with Fever Tree Tonic
- Drop in some juicy fresh raspberries
- Add a stem of fresh rosemary
PS…. you might also really like our gin & tonic slushies *just saying*
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For The Pizza Dough
- 500g strong white flour
- 1 tsp fine salt
- 1/2 tsp dried yeast (not fast action)
- 1 tbs olive oil + a little extra for greasing
- 380ml warm (not hot) water
For The Pizza Topping
- 1 batch of tomato sauce or jar of flavoured passata - we use this tomato sauce
- 200g goats cheese
- 1 small red onion sliced
- oregano to sprinkle on before baking
- sea salt to sprinkle on before baking
- olive oil to drizzle on after baking
For the pizza dough
1. Add the flour and salt to a large mixing bowl
2. Add the yeast to the water and stir.
3.Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the tbs of olive oil and around 1/3 of the water, start to mix the dough by moving hand in circular motions in the well - bringing in more of the flour each rotation - continue adding the water and mixing the dough until you have a rough sticky dough.
4. Then tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for around 10-15 minutes until it's a nice smooth elastic dough.
5.Lightly oil a mixing bowl and pop the dough in, cover the bowl in clingfilm and leave on the worktop for around 3-4 hours to rise.
6. Then remove the dough, knead for a few minutes and divide into 8 mini balls to roll into the pizza bases.
For the pizza topping
1. Heat the oven to 225C.
2. Roll out a mini ball of dough so it's nice and thin. Then if you want heart shaped pizza use kitchen scissors to snip the dough into a heart shape.
3.Place the pizza base onto a lightly floured baking tray.
4. Top with a couple of spoonfuls of tomato sauce - spread thinly to cover dough
5. Dot on some goats cheese.
6. Scatter over some red onion.
7. Scatter over some dried oregano and sea salt.
8. Cook in the oven for 7-8 minutes until the dough is cooked and the toppings starting to brown.
9. Remove from the oven and drizzle with a little olive oil - maybe some fresh herbs or rocket leaves.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 625mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g
Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.