[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t ‘The Pizza Box’ we are confident that we have some fantastic pizza recipes.
As you will see, we have the all time classics, as well as some slightly different styles that we love and are confident that you will feel the same about.
These are, of course, only our suggestions and we are here to cater to your needs, so if you have styles/flavour combinations of your own then we are excited about making them for you.
( If you are particular about how you would like things made then we’re very happy to do it your way)
Before you start digesting our menu with your eyes, please note that we are not going to write’ locally sourced’ in front of everything all the time. Many of our ingredients come from all over Europe (e.g Chorizo, Caputo flour etc etc) and simply rest assured that NONE of our ingredients are cheap or substandard in any way.
Everything is sourced and chosen because we consider it to be the absolute best for our pizzas.
So, here are our favourites;
THE ANCHOVY – £7 TOMATO SAUCE, FIOR DI LATTE MOZARELLA, ANCHOVIES, BLACK OLIVES, CAPERS (GARLIC OIL)
THE CHORIZO – £8 TOMATO SAUCE, MOZARELLA, SPICY CHORIZO, WOOD SMOKED RED PEPPERS, OLIVES (CHILLI OIL)
THE SERRANO– £10 TOMATO SAUCE, MOZARELLA, SERRANO HAM, SPINACH AND ROCKET LEAVES, PARMESAN SHAVED FROM THE BLOCK (GARLIC OIL)
THE HONEY– £7 MASCARPONE, GOATS CHEESE, FRESH ROSEMARY SHARDS, DRIZZLE OF HONEY (ROSEMARY OIL) *
GOATS CHEESE –£8 TOMATO SAUCE, MOZARELLA, GOATS CHEESE, WOOD SMOKED RED PEPPERS (GARLIC OIL)
THE MARGHERITA – £6 TOMATO SAUCE, MOZARELLA, FRESH BASIL (OLIVE OIL)
THE MUSHROOM – £10 MASCARPONE, PORTABELLO MUSHROOMS, COURGETTES, TRUFFLE OIL **
THE SALAD PIZZA– £10 TOMATO SAUCE, MOZARELLA BASE, WITH SALAD ON TOP. (E.G – ROCKET AND SPINACH, GOATS CHEESE, SMOKED YET SWEET RED PEPPERS, OLIVES, DRESSED)***
GARLIC BREAD– £3 THIN CRUST PIZZA BASE, GENEROUS DRIZZLE OF GARLIC OIL, GRATED PARMESAN, PARSLEY.
SOFT DRINKS – £2 SAN PELLEGRINO SPARKLING, ORANGE, BLOOD ORANGE AND LEMON
* – Sounds peculiar, I realise, but it’s utterly outstanding!
** – Proper truffle oil, none of this 2.4-Dithiapentane chemical nonsence!
*** – Salad pizzas are another unusual one to some tastes, but they’re refreshing, punchy and delicious.
For the summer pizzas we prepare our bases as usual, coat them with tomato sauce and Fior di Latte Mozarella and cook them as is. Out they come from the oven and on goes a generous spread of our (or your) chosen salad. We find them to be refreshing to the palate, light but pleasantly filling at the same time.
There are, of course, endless salad combinations and were very happy to work to your combinations but here are a few of our suggestions:
The Beetroot- Chopped Beetroot and Goats Cheese, a sprinkle of Pine Nuts, Rocket and Mixed Leaves, dressed.
The Nicoise- Tuna, Egg, Tomatoes, French Beans, Little Gem Lettuce, Red Onion, Anchovies, Black Olives and Basil, dressed.
The Feta- Courgette, Feta and Mint, dressed.
The BL (A) T- Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado (if they’re decent) and Tomato, dressed.
To name but a few…
We also have a selection of our seasoned olive oils-
– Garlic Oil (Oil marinated in Fresh Garlic cloves and lots of them!)
– Basil Oil (Fresh Basil blended in with Olive oil)
– Chilli Oil (‘Adams Chilli’s’ marinated in olive oil. Hotter than Hades)
– Thyme Oil (Fresh Thyme marinated in Olive oil)
– Truffel Oil (White truffels marinated in Olive oil)
We also have a couple of cheeky dessert pizzas for your consideration;
The CHOCOLATE– Swiss dark chocolate sauce*** Banana rounds, Toffee drizzle, Cream
The FIG– Figs, Goats Cheese, Honey drizzle, Cream
*-We’re not having any of that, 2,4-Dithiapentane nonsence—derived either naturally or from a petroleum base—mixed together with olive to reproduce the “aroma” of truffles. We use real truffle oil, at considerable expense to us, not you, as there is no acceptable substitute in our view **- I consider my three year old son to be about the toughest critic of Ham that there is. Try putting cheap nasty ham in front of my boy and see what happens! Give him the ‘Ham Hock’ with melted Chedder and you you’ll live to see another day. Thats the highest acclaim that I can give it. (50/50 on getting away with the sweetcorn!) ***- This sauce is similar to the dark chocolate sauce you pour on profiterols. Very rich with a high cocoa content. Almost a touch bitter, but nothing a drizzle of sweet toffee can’t balance out.