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.
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.
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.
Next came the tomato sauce and the toppings of my choice.
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.
And off it went to the oven!
So did you get the steps to cook the best Frenchie Pizza?
- Get a small dose of dough
- Drink a bit of your favourite alcohol to get some strength
- Turn the dough into a nice shape with the flour
- Add some tomato sauce (not too much so that it is cooking nicely)
- Drink up a bit more
- Add the topping of your choice (come one, add up a bit of fromage! You know you want it!)
- Put it all in the oven
- 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!
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.
That is a stunning building! Glad to see they haven’t ruined it. The pizza making party sound like great fun!
Sounds like great fun, so glad you enjoyed it.
Looks amazing….and pizza too.!
Im agreeing with your verdict
I’ve never made my own pizza, this looks fun. And great toppings too xxx
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.
Looks grrat pizza
Not a fan of onions but process looks great fun
I didn’t know this kind of thing was available; what a great idea for a creative night out!
Sounds like you had a ‘flippin’ great time!
haha I did 🙂 thanks
Looks like a fantastic place with amazing pizza
great toppings, the more and bigger the better
I love making pizza from scratch and experimenting with different toppings.
It looks like you had a great time.
I’d love to try making my own pizza, and love the look of this restaurant. Thanks for the review x
Beautiful building and Pizza Express is my favourite pizza chain
Always love a pizza!
Will add this to my to do list for our next trip
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.
It looks fun will try the recipe. I haven’t made my own pizza before
It’s great to make your own pizza. I love the melted cheese as it goes lovely and crispy.
Leadenhall Market is quite unbelievable – Amazing architecture
Great idea to have Make your own Pizza
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
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
wine and pizza whats not to like
What a gorgeous place! I love making pizza at home!
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.
Looks great – love a pizza!
The Pizza Express building looks great. I’d make ham and mushroom I think.
Love pizza express combined with Tesco vouchers. My favourite topping is anchovies every time!
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!
Oh wow this looks so fabulous! Certainly a ‘to do’ with the family 🙂 x
The restaurant looks great and I love all pizza!
Looks lovely ? nothing better than your own pizza
I love making pizza, I like to put some sweet chilli sauce with the tomato sauce
Stunning building, and this looks like a lot of fun to do with the kids
The building looks stunning. My kids love pizza so would have enjoyed this too
sounds like a lot of fun to be had
Great to make your own pizza!
I love a nice pizza
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!
I am loving the sound of a Pizza Making Party! Amazing! A pizza is always better with olives!
I have wanted to try making my own pizza for ages
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
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 😉