Its not very often that we see a pizza that is purely inspired of an French taste but this classic and flavorful pie goes well as an apetizer or a snack for every occassion - as suggested by the Guardian. 

55g butter
4 large brown onions, very thinly sliced
1 large ready-made pizza base
3 tbsp olive oil
20 anchovy fillets, drained
25 black olives, pitted
25 small sprigs thyme
Plain flour, for dusting
Black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Heat the butter in a frying pan. Add the onions and cook over a low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring regularly so they don't burn. Set aside to cool slightly before using.
3. Place the pizza base on the prepared tray. Brush with a little oil, then spread with the cooked onions, leaving a margin of about 2cm at the edges. Decorate with the anchovy fillets, making a crisscross pattern of five diagonal rows and columns. Arrange the olives and thyme between the anchovies and season with a little black pepper.
4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the pastry is crisp. Cut into small squares and serve.
Posted by Diane Araga, on November 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM