Pizzettas with GSM

Prosciutto Pizzettas with Gravel Track GSM

Chef: Justine Schofield  

Serves: 4 

Time: 30 minutes plus proof time  



7g sachet of yeast 

1 tsp sugar 

350ml warm water 

500g Tipo 00 flour, sifted 

Salt and pepper 

¼  cup tbsp extra virgin olive oil + extra for shallow frying 


4 slices prosciutto  

1 pear, thinly sliced on a mandoline  

1 handful of rocket  

1 handful of shaved parmesan with peeler 

Balsamic or vino cotta   


Mix the yeast with the sugar, about 50ml warm water and a pinch of flour. Leave in a warm spot for about 10 minutes to activate and become foamy. 

Season the flour a pinch of salt and then make a well in the centre and pour in the yeast mixture. Gradually pour in the warm water, stirring to form a dough, then knead for ten minutes until soft and elastic. Roll into a ball, place in a bowl and cover with clingfilm. Place in a warm spot to prove for about an hour or until doubled in size. 

Divide the dough into 8 small portions and roll out flat on a floured bench. Heat the olive oil in a large frypan then carefully place the dough in there, only 1-2 pieces at a time, and fry on both sides until crispy. Once cooked, drain on paper towel. 

Top with prosciutto, pear, rocket, parmesan and balsamic with a little freshly cracked pepper to top it off.  

Wine Pairing Suggestion 

Why not try out a pairing which is a little more modern, with fresher flavours that you wouldn’t usually associate with a red wine, like crispy, deep fried pizzettas with pear, prosciutto and rocket. We recommend pairing with Gravel Track GSM. GSM is a blend of Grenache Shiraz and Mourvèdre, these three varieties, although lovely in their own right, completement each other perfectly to create a gorgeous synergy of red fruit aromatics, plum, subtle spice and hints of cured meat. The Grenache offers bright red fruit and yummy herbal aromas which pair wonderfully with the brooding and pepper notes from the Shiraz and Mourvèdre. 

Regardless of the topping, pizza and wine is a pairing which always delights. The tannins and acidity of the red wine combines delectably with the meaty and salty taste of the pizzettas, and the pepperiness of the rocket highlights the Shiraz component in the wine. 

Just like pizza, wine is meant to be shared and enjoyed so invite some friends over and try this pairing out for yourself.