Sabadì chocolate + Pizza Padoan

recipe by Simone Padoan
poster by marco goran romano


For one pizza
270 g natural yeast pizza dough
(rolled out on slab and risen)
60 g mozzarella
200 g lagoon cuttlefish
1 bunch of wild spring herbs
Peel of one orange
Fermented Macha tea
2-3 wild rose hips
150 g blueberry juice
1 bouquet of violets
“Tonda Iblea” extra virgin olive oil
“Giovinezza” Chocolate Sabadì


Preparation of cuttlefish
Clean the cuttlefish removing, under running water, eyes, mouth, intestines, cartilage and inner membrane that covers them; dry them well with kitchen paper and hit them with a knife.

Preparation of dehydrated powder
Make the dried powder of orange and rose hip in the quantities you prefer: keep all the dry ingredients separate in the oven at 60°C for 12 hours, then chop them separately in order to reduce them to powder. You do not need to do this for the Macha tea because it is already dried. Just reduce it to powder like the orange peel and rose hip.

Preparation of aromatic salad
Take some wild herbs such as spring lamb’s lettuce, sorrel, burnet and “bruscandoli” (hops) pick and wash them. Dry well and mix them so as to create a mixed salad adding the violet flowers.

Preparation of blueberry jelly
Take 150 g of blueberry juice made with 300-400 g of fresh blueberries and 3 g of agar agar. Bring half of the blueberry juice to 85°C, dissolving the thickener in it. Add the rest of the juice, stirring constantly. Pour all of the liquid in a tray and create a 1 cm thick layer. Place the tray in the fridge and allow it to set. When it is ready, make 9 disks with a pastry a small scoop of cuttlefish tartar, dried powders, gelatine disks and finish with chocolate shavings.

How to proceed
Tip the risen dough disk on the work surface, place mozzarella cubes on the surface and bake at 290°C for 4-5 minutes. When it is ready, remove from the oven, cut into 8 pieces and on each of them arrange a bunch of aromatic salad, a small scoop of cuttlefish tartar, dried powders, jelly disks and finish with chocolate shavings.

“Simone Padoan thought of this pizza with spring and purity in mind…
Rebirth: the awakening of nature!”