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  • Writer's pictureRosangela Atte

Pizzette Aperetivo

Updated: Dec 5, 2021

Do it as the Italians do!

If you've ever been to Italy, then you know what I'm talking about!

Getting an "Aperetivo" is one of my favorite things to do when I go to Italy. It's so much more than just a drink at the bar ( bar in Italy is a cafe`). Aperitivo in Italy is an aperitif drink, more than just the Italian equivalent of happy hour, it's that relaxing time between the end of your workday or sightseeing and dinner. It is a time to enjoy "Il Dolce Far Niente", (literally ‘sweet doing nothing’). Time to people watch and take in the culture and sounds of Italy. Aperitivo is usually available from about 5 pm to 8 pm, then it's time to start thinking about dinner, which is usually eaten around 9 pm. When you purchase an Aperetivo, they bring to your table: pizzette, olives, chips, nuts, croquettes, cheeses, cold cuts, bruschetta

, and anything that is typical of that region, and it's all included in the price of the drink!

Crazy right?!

These pizzette are inspired by my favorite Aperetivo in Naples.

Buon Appetito Amici!


•400 g A.P. flour

•250 ml lukewarm water

•5g instant dry yeast

•1 Tbs agave syrup or honey

•50 ml EVOO

•1tsp salt

Add your ingredients except for EVOO to a mixing bowl. Mix for a few seconds then add oil. Mix on medium speed until dough forms.

Knead dough by hand for a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in an oiled bowl and cover until doubled in size. Once doubled, place dough on a floured surface and flatten with your hands, forming a rectangle 1/3 inch thick. Cut in 4, and each 1/4 in 4 again, so that you have 16 pizzette. Place pizzette on a lined baking sheet, cover with a cloth, and let rise until doubled in size. Press gently with your fingers to make indents and brush with EVOO. Top with whatever you like and bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes. Once ready, top with Parmigiano Reggiano and serve!

Buon Appetito Amici!

watvh the how-to video here




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