Who would have thought of making …. Chocolate pizza? The Italians! We first tasted this pizza many years ago in a little church basement in a town in Tuscany called Cerbia. We had spent a month living at a nearby Villa and heard that the local church hosted pizza nights on Saturday and Sunday raising money and creating delicious wood oven pizzas. We went so often, the locals got to know us and called us the “Cana-daisies”! As usual we would order too many savory pizzas and there would never be any room for their famous dessert pizzas. On our last evening before heading home, the Pizzaiolo arrived at our table with a Chocolate Pizza as a gift. Needless to say, it was delicious warm from the oven and just as tasty the next morning with our cappuccinos.
1 jar Nutella 1 large pizza dough, room temperature
powdered icing sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200C)
Divide the Dough into 2 pieces, one slightly larger than the other. Lightly dust your counter or board with flour. Roll out the larger portion of pizza dough to a 10”-12” circle. This will become the base of your pizza. Place the “bottom” on a greased or lightly flour-dusted pizza pan. Roll out the 2nd piece of dough into a 8”-10” circle. This will become the top or lid of the pizza. Set aside.
Add the Nutella by dropping spoonfuls across the base of the pizza. Dip a spoon in cup of hot water and start to spread the Nutella with the back of a spoon. Make sure to spread the Nutella slowly and leave a 1” edge. It is very important not to make a hole in dough. Place the other pizza dough on top covering the Nutella. Pull the bottom dough over the top and pinch together to seal and form a closed crust.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the top and bottom crusts are golden brown. Remove from oven and dust with powdered icing sugar.