Hands up, who likes pizza? 🙌

This super simple recipe uses buffalo worm powder in the base, bringing that awesome insect nutrition to a perfect pizza crust – with a beautiful golden-brown crunch on the outside and soft fluffy-ness on the inside. Topped with mozzarella, Parmesan, pesto and basil. Lush.

If you're feeling naughty this pizza will definitely hit the spot.

We're always feeling naughty. 🍕😈

Serves: 2 - 4 Portions, makes 2 x 12 inch pizzas

Time: 30mins


For the Base:

30g buffalo worm powder

370g strong white flour

6g dried yeast

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

2 tbsp olive oil


500g passata

1 ball mozzarella

2 tbsp grated Parmesan

6 tsp green pesto

Basil leaves


1. MAKE THE DOUGH | 5mins

  • Add all of the dough ingredients to a mixing bowl, being careful to keep the salt and yeast on opposite sides of the bowl.

  • Add 115ml of warm water and mix to form a dough.

2. KNEAD & PROVE | ~1hr

  • Knead for 5 minutes then leave to prove in a warm place for around an hour or until doubled in size.

3. BUILD THE PIZZA | 10mins

  • Preheat the oven to 220Cfan/240C/gas9 and pop in a baking tray (or two) to heat up. You want the tray to be hot when you put the pizza in.

  • Divide into two equal balls. For each ball knock back the dough and roll each ball out on a piece of parchment paper to roughly a 30cm round base.

  • Top the pizza with the passata, mozzarella, grated Parmesan, pesto and drizzle with a little olive oil.

4. BAKE | 10mins

  • Slide the pizza onto the hot baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the crust is well risen and golden brown.

  • Top with fresh basil leaves and serve with the side of your choice. We think a simple green salad goes perfectly with this pizza.

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