Sicilian pizza (Sfincione)

Total time: 5hr 25m
Preparation Time: 60m

For 8 people

Nutritional Information

Contains 470 Kcal, 15g Protein, 56g Carbohydrates, 19g Fat


  • Breadcrumbs
  • 100 g bread (ciabatta), sliced
  • Dough
  • 475 g flour for making dumplings
  • 50 g durum wheat semolina
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 dl water
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Tomato & onion sauce
  • 6 tomato
  • water, boiling
  • 2 garlic clove, pressed
  • 4 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pizza
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 150 g Pecorino romano, roughly grated
  • 6 anchovy fillet, torn into pieces

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  • Breadcrumbs

    Place the slices of bread on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for approx. 30 mins. in an oven preheated to 160°C until the bread is dry but not brown. Remove, allow to cool slightly, blitz in a food processor.
  • Dough

    Mix the flour, semolina, salt and yeast in a food processor bowl. Pour in the water and oil. Using the dough hook on a food processor, knead into a smooth, soft dough for approx. 5 mins. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for approx. 3 hrs.
  • Tomato & onion sauce

    Make cross-shaped incisions into the tomatoes and blanch in hot water for approx. 30 secs. Remove, refresh the tomatoes in ice-cold water, drain, peel away the skin and cut into quarters. Heat the oil in a pan. Cover the onions and steam for approx. 10 mins., stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes and garlic, cover and simmer for approx. 15 mins., stirring occasionally.
  • Pizza

    Brush a baking tray with oil, place the dough on the tray, press down gently by hand, pull into shape, cover and leave to rise for a further 30 mins. Spread the anchovies and 1/4 of the cheese on top. Add the tomato & onion sauce, scatter the remainder of the cheese, oregano and breadcrumbs over the top, drizzle with oil.
  • To bake

    Approx. 25 mins. on the bottom shelf of an oven preheated to 240°C.
  • Tip:

    To speed things up, use ready-made pizza dough (approx. 800 g). Make the breadcrumbs using old, dry bread to save time drying the bread in the oven.

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