Making Pizza at Leadenhall Pizza Express

Bonjour lecteurs! If like moi you are not much of a cook, making your own pizza can seem like the challenge of the month. Let’s be honest, I am very good at eating them but when it’s about doing all the work in the background, it might be another story. But Frenchie Mummy was actually quite successful at Making Pizza at Leadenhall Pizza Express last week and she is now prête to share with you all the secrets to making the perfect Frenchie pizza. And oui, it involves a lot of fromage and a bit of wine…

Leadenhall Pizza Express

Having been a proud Londoner for the last 9 years, I have been many times to Pizza Express and yet I have never visited the one in Leadenhall Market.

Leadenhall Pizza Express, Pizza Making Party , night out
Such a beautiful place!

Situated in one of the oldest markets in London, dating from the 14th Century, the restaurant has been transformed, including a new private dining area. Its new décor is indeed quite Frenchie in my humble opinion. It actually accentuates the traditional character of the building with some very warm gold pendants lights.  I was quickly at ease as soon as I arrived at a Pizza Making Party.

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The Frenchie found the stunning bar as soon as she arrived!

Before starting the hard work, Frenchie Mummy enjoyed some good company with fellow mamans bloggeuses and some Merlot bien sûr!

But it was soon time to get my hands dirty and make a Frenchie Pizza!

Making a Frenchie Pizza

Doing so is not that difficile. After the fabulous Leadenhall Pizza Express’ team presented me with some dough, I was asked to turn it into a nice base for my pizza.

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The draft…

Next came the tomato sauce and the toppings of my choice.

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Step 2 was well conducted!

As you may have guessed, I decided to make it very Frenchie with some goat cheese and a lot of onions. Too much for you? The Pizza Making Party was parfaite as we had such a large choices of ingredients.

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Look at all this yummy fromage!

And off it went to the oven!

So did you get the steps to cook the best Frenchie Pizza?

  1. Get a small dose of dough
  2. Drink a bit of your favourite alcohol to get some strength
  3. Turn the dough into a nice shape with the flour 
  4. Add some tomato sauce (not too much so that it is cooking nicely)
  5. Drink up a bit more
  6. Add the topping of your choice (come one, add up a bit of fromage! You know you want it!)
  7. Put it all in the oven
  8. While it’s cooking, top up your glass and have a bit more of garlic bread

C’est prêt! Time to enjoy it with a bit of Prosecco!

Leadenhall Pizza Express – Le verdict!

I must admit that I was actually quite proud of my pizza. The Pizza Making Party organised at Leadenhall Pizza Express was so fun and festive! I left the restaurant very confident that I could start my own pizzeria tomorrow!

Leadenhall Pizza Express, Pizza Making Party , night out
And the chef-d’œuvre! Amazed, right?

Fine, I might not be at this stage in my career of Grand Chef but I reckon Baba would love my pizza too!

Plus the Leadenhall Pizza Express is truly beautiful. Its décor is stunning. J’adore the Frenchie vibe it has!

Frenchie Mummy went back home that night feeling like a pro, after having enjoyed a very nice night out in a gorgeous restaurant. Good atmosphere, great food and plenty of wine… What else could I ask for a Monday night? Le bonheur!!!

If you are looking for something fun (and easy!) to do with some colleagues or friends, book a Pizza Making Party now with Pizza Express! You will not regret it!

Thanks for reading Making Pizza at Leadenhall Pizza Express. I hope I made you feel like having a pizza tonight!

Which one is your fave? And what is your secret ingredient to making your pizza wow? Share it with me so that I practise my new skills on my Frenchie family!

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.

 

47 Comments

  1. William Gould
    December 26, 2017 / 8:02 am

    That is a stunning building! Glad to see they haven’t ruined it. The pizza making party sound like great fun!

  2. Margaret Clarkson
    December 26, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Sounds like great fun, so glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Lynda Graham
    December 26, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Looks amazing….and pizza too.!

  4. Margaret Gallagher
    December 26, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Im agreeing with your verdict
    Looks SENSATIONAL

  5. Kayleigh Watkins
    December 27, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    I’ve never made my own pizza, this looks fun. And great toppings too xxx

  6. Marie Evans
    December 27, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Wow looks very posh from the outside.I liked your number ‘Method’…
    2) alcohol to ‘get some strength ‘…( that must be one heavy pizza lol)
    5)’Drink up a bit more’ …..(drunk in charge of a pizza comes to mind lol)
    But you forgot No 9) ‘Drink up all that’s left,whilst waiting for pizza to cook …( oh! Silly Me! The Frenchie Mummy as none left lol)
    Glad you had a lovely time.

  7. Ashleigh Allan
    December 27, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Looks grrat pizza

  8. Rita
    December 28, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Not a fan of onions but process looks great fun

  9. A S,Edinburgh
    December 28, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    I didn’t know this kind of thing was available; what a great idea for a creative night out!

  10. MARK HOPKINS
    December 29, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Sounds like you had a ‘flippin’ great time!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 11:49 am

      haha I did 🙂 thanks

  11. Annabel Greaves
    December 30, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Looks like a fantastic place with amazing pizza

  12. gemma hendry
    December 31, 2017 / 11:26 am

    great toppings, the more and bigger the better

  13. clair dukes
    December 31, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    I love making pizza from scratch and experimenting with different toppings.
    It looks like you had a great time.

  14. Natalie Gillham
    January 1, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    I’d love to try making my own pizza, and love the look of this restaurant. Thanks for the review x

  15. P Williams
    January 1, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Beautiful building and Pizza Express is my favourite pizza chain

  16. Sarah Austin
    January 1, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    Always love a pizza!

  17. P Williams
    January 3, 2018 / 12:00 am

    Will add this to my to do list for our next trip

  18. Susan B
    January 3, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    What fun. I used to make my own pizzas and freeze them but am too lazy these days. I am fussy about the quality of the pastry and the cheese so like a good mixture of melting cheeses.

  19. Dean Boyle
    January 3, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Awsome

  20. Sharon Freemantle
    January 3, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    It looks fun will try the recipe. I haven’t made my own pizza before

  21. Kim W
    January 4, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    It’s great to make your own pizza. I love the melted cheese as it goes lovely and crispy.

  22. Sheri Darby
    January 4, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    Leadenhall Market is quite unbelievable – Amazing architecture

  23. P Williams
    January 4, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    Great idea to have Make your own Pizza

  24. paula cheadle
    January 4, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    I would love pizza express to start doing gluten free ones, I love pizza but I can’t have any when I am going out

  25. Kev Cannon
    January 5, 2018 / 9:32 am

    I love the idea of making my own pizza at a proper pizza restaurant. I usually buy the ready made bases and then pile as many things on them as possible

  26. john prendergast
    January 5, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    wine and pizza whats not to like

  27. Tracy B
    January 5, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    What a gorgeous place! I love making pizza at home!

  28. Anthea Holloway
    January 5, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    This looks wonderful – I always used to get the children to make their own pizza which they thoroughly enjoyed and, of course, they could choose their own toppings too.

  29. Sarah Austin
    January 5, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Looks great – love a pizza!

  30. Stevie
    January 6, 2018 / 5:53 am

    The Pizza Express building looks great. I’d make ham and mushroom I think.

  31. Ailsa
    January 6, 2018 / 6:50 am

    Love pizza express combined with Tesco vouchers. My favourite topping is anchovies every time!

  32. Hayley Todd
    January 6, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Wow, what an amazing Pizza Express. We are visiting London this year, bringing our girls to see our fabulous capital city. I think this Pizza Express will be on our list of places to eat!

  33. Tracey S Anderson
    January 6, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    Oh wow this looks so fabulous! Certainly a ‘to do’ with the family 🙂 x

  34. Sarah Austin
    January 7, 2018 / 9:10 am

    The restaurant looks great and I love all pizza!

  35. Jeanette Leighton
    January 7, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    Looks lovely ? nothing better than your own pizza

  36. MANDY DOHERTY
    January 7, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    I love making pizza, I like to put some sweet chilli sauce with the tomato sauce

  37. Laura Lee
    January 7, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Stunning building, and this looks like a lot of fun to do with the kids

  38. Tee Simpson
    January 7, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    The building looks stunning. My kids love pizza so would have enjoyed this too

  39. paula cheadle
    January 7, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    sounds like a lot of fun to be had

  40. Sarah Austin
    January 8, 2018 / 8:27 am

    Great to make your own pizza!

  41. paula cheadle
    January 8, 2018 / 11:52 am

    I love a nice pizza

  42. Fliss
    January 8, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    I love a brie, potato and rosemary pizza. My top tip is a little sprinkle of polenta as it seems to give it an authentic look and taste!

  43. Kathy B
    January 8, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    I am loving the sound of a Pizza Making Party! Amazing! A pizza is always better with olives!

  44. Sylvia Paul
    January 9, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    I have wanted to try making my own pizza for ages

  45. Emma Louise Elliott
    January 10, 2018 / 7:29 am

    I haven’t actually made my own pizza before but am definitely going to have a go soon as I’m sure my daughter will love ‘helping’ xxx

  46. Charlotte Hoskins
    January 10, 2018 / 9:46 am

    Love the look of a pizza party! Thought about it for my daughter’s birthday but after watching Motherhood, I didn’t want to be accused of taking the easy option 😉

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