This chocolate and strawberry pizza says it all

Not every display of affection, conjured in the kitchen has to leave you with tiny beads of perspiration on your forehead. Sometimes common ground food – the kind that breaks down barriers because it’s so marvellous and simple – those can be wonderful too, for sharing a laugh and getting chocolate on your nose. For those times when it’s all you want to say, cook this together and let this chocolate and strawberry pizza say the rest.



Pizza dough
A jar of Nutella (5 Tbsp per pizza)
Fresh strawberries



1. Preheat the oven to 250°C. Oven baked pizzas turn out best when they’re cooked on a heated base. A pizza stone is designed for this purpose but if you’re feeling gung-ho you could also use a terracotta tile. Pop it onto the oven for a bit while it heats up so that your bases are extra crispy.
2. Now things are heating up nicely. Roll out the dough for your pizza bases (hint: pizza dough is a great thing to make together – it’s very hands on and if we leant anything from ‘Ghost’ hands on is always good). You will probably have enough dough for two decent sized pizzas.
3. Take your pizza stone or tile out of the oven and place it on the stove top. Dust your pizza base with flour and pop it on the pizza stone or tile to bake for 5–10 minutes.
4. While this is baking you can prep those plump strawberries so long. Simply cut their tops off and halve them.
5. Now remove the base from the oven and spread the Nutella on the warm bases. About 4–5 Tbsp per pizza should be enough. Top with strawberries or any other toppings you like. Marshmellows, other berries, banana, etc.
6. Put it back in the oven for 5 minutes to heat through so the chocolate spread is nice and gooey. And you’re done.

Eat in big slices straight away. Eat them right there on the kitchen floor by the heat of the oven and where you’ve got all the wine stashed.


We don’t recall reading anywhere that pizzas had to be savoury, and since very little about Valentine’s Day should be savoury anyway, we think this chocolate and strawberry pizza is a great alternative. Cooking up something like this together really takes the pressure off preparing an amazing meal for your loved one and making it together will probably create much better memories. It could be the beginning of many great stories.