Jersey Royal, Sausage & Sage White Pizza by 5oclockapron


500g strong white bread flour

7g dried yeast

½ tsp salt

Olive oil for oiling your hands and surface for initial knead

330 – 350ml water



500g jersey royals, skin on and scrubbed

3 – 4 sausages, nice garlic-y sausages with a high meat content with little or no rusk, skin removed and meat squeezed from casings

12 sage leaves

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Good olive oil

Freshly grated Parmesan

Chilli flakes, to taste



  1. For the dough; put the flour and yeast in a food mixer or use a big mixing bowl, add 320mls of water (use a splash more if needed, this will depend on the flour used) and mix well for around 3 minutes on medium speed or more vigorously, for around 8 minutes by hand. Add the salt and mix or knead well for 2 – 3 minutes more. Using your hands, smooth out the dough and place in an oiled bowl and cover with a damp tea towel and leave to prove until roughly doubled in size.
  2. Mix the potatoes with 2 tbsp olive oil and some salt and pepper and lay in a thin layer in a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes in a very hot oven, around 230C for a conventional oven or 350C for pizza oven (as I use) until softened, remove from the oven, then leave to one side
  3. When you are ready to cook the pizza, separate the dough into 4 pieces, and roll into balls.   Shape the balls into pizza bases around 25cm wide. Place pizza bases on a lightly oiled metal tray or assemble on a lightly floured work top (as I do). Quickly assemble your pizza toppings, adding the squeezed sausage meat, sliced cooked potatoes, sage leaves and chilli flakes to the pizza base, drizzle over with a little olive oil and cook your pizzas (one by one, if necessary) in a fierce hot oven / pizza oven. Time will depend on oven or pizza oven, for an oven at 230C around 10 minutes and for a pizza oven at 350C around 1 – 2 minutes, flipping the base round during the cook time if using a pizza oven.
  4. Remove the pizza from the oven and slide out onto large plates or a chopping board, drizzle over with a little more olive oil and top with plenty of freshly grated parmesan and more chilli flakes, if you like.
  5. Repeat with the remaining pizza dough and topping, cooking and eating your pizza to order!


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