The full Scottish breakfast has made it onto the list of suggestions for the Mamma’s pizza competition, as well as more unusual ingredients such as cactus, figs and peanut butter.

Mamma’s Pizza and Panzerotti has invited diners to create the most innovative pizza topping in celebration of the popular restaurant’s 25 successful years in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.

The winning three entrants will cook their pizzas in Mamma’s kitchen on Saturday 29 January in an exciting Pizza Cook-off, before a panel of expert judges decide on their favourite topping. The winning topping will be used on a special pizza named after its creator and featuring on the Mamma’s menu throughout summer 2011. The winner will also enjoy free pizza free for a year and a complimentary table for four at the Mamma’s 25th anniversary party on Tuesday 1 February.

Owner, Paul Duncan, says: “We have made some pretty unusual pizzas over the years but our competition entrants have come up with some seriously creative toppings and names for their pizzas. We are so impressed with some of the suggestions that it will be very difficult to make our final choice.”

Originally opened in 1985 by two Canadian born actors, Angus MacInnes and Phil Craig, Mamma’s was taken over by the current owners Paul and Caitriona Duncan in 2003.  Angus MacInnes is best known for playing the Gold Leader in the fourth Star Wars movie, as well as starring in BBC Scotland’s weekly drama River City, and is one of the pizza competition judges.

Competition entries, including the suggested toppings and name of the pizza, must be sent to by Friday 21 January. The favourites will then be invited to the Pizza Cook-off on Saturday 29 January so the entrants must be available to take part on that date.  There is no age limit and children are welcome to enter.  For further competition details visit Mamma’s website. Good luck!

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