This recipe was taken from a French recipe I found on the web:
– 200 g flour
– 10 g fresh yeast
– 80 ml warm water
– olive oil
or you could use a ready bought bread dough base
– 6 large mature tomatoes or 2 x 400g tins peeled tomatoes
– 2 large onions
– 2 cloves garlic
– 3 bay leaves
– 2 sprigs thyme
– 12 anchovies
– salt and pepper
– olive oil
– small black olives
Prepare the base: dissolve the 10 g yeast in warm water. Sift the flour into a bowl, make a well in the center and add water gradually.
Knead, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and salt. Knead for 5 minutes and form a nice smooth ball. Leave to rest in the bowl at least 2 hours, covered with a damp cloth.
Tomato sauce: plunge the tomatoes into boiling water (cut a cross on the underneath of the tomatoes first). Turn off heat and leave for 1 min then remove the skin and chop small.
Fry the chopped onions in olive oil. Don’t let them brown.
Then add the tomatoes, 2 cloves crushed garlic, herbs and chopped anchovies. Adjust seasoning and cook over low heat without lid for a good hour, stirring from time to time. Once tomato sauce is cooked, let it cool.
Roll out dough to a thickness of about 5 mm. Prick with a fork. Brush with olive oil, top and bottom.
Spread stewed tomatoes on the dough, spread some anchovies, black olives and garlic. Let stand 30 min.
Preheat oven to 180 ° C. Bake 30 minutes and serve hot or cold according to taste.