We were recently asked to try out the Dr Oetker Ristorante range of pizzas. I had seen them advertised on television, but never really come across them before, or eaten them, so I was keen to find out what they were like.
We were particularly impressed that they had four different vegetarian versions on offer: Mozzarella, Vegetale, Quattro Formaggi and Funghi. Most frozen, and even fresh, pizzas have two veggie options at best, and they are usually plain old cheese & tomato, or fairly standard vegetable.
Excited as we were at the thought of such variety, we decided to try three of the variants, so invited a couple of friends over for a bit of a pizza party! Each pizza is a decent size and would easily serve two, if not three, with salads etc alongside. We cut them into 8 slices and had 3 or 4 slices per person, dependent on how hungry everyone was!
The Funghi has mushrooms, juicy tomtoes and mozzarella, and has a slightly sharp flavour which is reminiscent of mushrooms cooked in butter and herbs, and quite pleasant. Steve really liked this one, but I was initially a bit put off by the rather oily residue on the top, although this removed easily with a bit of kitchen roll.
The bases on all the pizzas were very crisp and not at all soggy which Lara was delighted with as she hates soggy pizza bases! Her favourite was the Mozzarella one, combining tomatoes, mozzarella and Edam cheeses and dashes of herby sauce.