Pizza Fiorentina with Leeks – Taste Creations #1

Welcome to the FIRST ever Taste Creations Linkup where you get to share your own recipe creations with everyone! Seriously, I am so excited to see all of your recipes here! This month’s challenge is to create a recipe using leeks! It can be absolutely anything so get cooking and submit your recipes below! We want to discover your fabulous cooking so we can feature your recipes every month! Read on to find out exactly how you can be a part of it, and for a chance to be featured!

I’ve made this Pizza Fiorentina with Leeks as my creation this month, the recipe is at the bottom of this post!

This delicious recipe for a homemade Fiorentina pizza is made extra special with the addition of leeks!

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This delicious recipe for a homemade Fiorentina pizza is made extra special with the addition of leeks!

Pizza Fiorentina with Leeks

Serves 2

A thin crust pizza, topped with delicious spinach, leeks and finished with an egg. A great Friday night dinner!


Pizza Base

3/4 cups (170ml) lukewarm water,
1 Teaspoon Active Dried Yeast,
2 cups (240g) All Purpose Flour,
Pinch of Salt,


5-6 Tablespoons Pizza Sauce,
Handful of Baby Spinach,
1 Leek, sauted,
1 Ball Mozzarella Cheese,
1 Egg,
Ground Black Pepper for Seasoning.

1. To make the pizza base, place the water and yeast in a bowl and mix. Let sit for a few minutes while you weigh out the flour.

2. Add the flour to the yeast mixture and mix until you have a shaggy dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for around 8 minutes, until the dough is smooth and springs back when poked. Lightly cover the dough in olive oil, place in a large bowl, cover and leave to rise somewhere warm for 1.5 hours or until doubled in size.

3. Punch the air out of the dough and use your hands to press it into a circle roughly 12 inches in diameter, don’t worry about being too exact.

4. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius and let it get completely hot before putting the pizza in the oven.

5. Saute the leeks with a little butter in a frying pan until they begin to soften – 5-10 mins.

6. Top the pizza with all the toppings except the egg and place in the oven for 5 minutes. Pull out and crack the egg into the centre. Bake for another 5 minutes.

Serve immediately.

This delicious recipe for a homemade Fiorentina pizza is made extra special with the addition of leeks!

Images by Lauren Caris Short.