Prep 20 m
Cook 5m


    250 gms ‘00’ Italian milled flour (highly refined flour)

    3 gms dough starter

    20 gms peeled tomatoes

    15 gms smoked scamorza cheese

    1 gms spanish paprika

    10 ml extra virgin olive oil

    3 ml chili oil

    5 gms garlic, thinly sliced

    6 gms salt

    20 gms basil

    Sugar, optional

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Ingredient Substitution Guide


1. In a mixer or mixing bowl, combine flour, water, and yeast and mix for approximately 15 minutes until well incorporated. Rest the dough for 6 hours, and divide it into balls weighing 30 grams each. Set aside, and rest again for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

2. For the spicy tomato sauce: In a pan, add chilli oil, garlic, salt and peeled tomatoes. Cook slowly for 10 minutes, and season with black pepper and a touch of paprika. Add some sugar if the sauce tastes too acidic.

3. To assemble the manakish, stretch out the dough on a floured surface and spread a generous amount of spicy tomato sauce. Add cubed Scamorza cheese and bake in the oven for 3 minutes at 230°C or for longer if your oven is not as hot. Serve warm.

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