All Day Piece-a-Pizza
The second week of February is “Great American Pizza Bake Week.” It seems like this week was made for college kids. Here are a few recipes to help you celebrate this pizza ”holiday.”
Most students have had those urges to snack on that leftover pizza from last night for breakfast, and with this recipe, that’s OK.
One batch of pre-made pizza dough
Six strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
One cup parmesan, grated
One cup mozzarella, shredded
Salt and pepper
Marinara sauce for dipping
First, preheat oven to 500 degrees. Roll pizza dough out onto flour parchment to about 3/4 inch thick. Next, brush crust lightly with olive oil. Arrange Parmesan and mozzarella on top of dough in an even layer then top with bacon crumbles. Crack each egg over toppings then season with salt and pepper. Transfer parchment paper to baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked through. Top with chives then slice and serve with warm marinara for dipping sauce.
Craving pizza for dinner, but can’t tackle a whole one by yourself? Say no more. These mini pizzas give all the taste in smaller bites.
One ball refrigerated store bought pizza dough
One cup pizza sauce or jarred pasta sauce
Your desired toppings
Preheat oven to 400 degrees then line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick aluminum foil. Place pizza dough on a well-floured surface, press dough firmly with your fingers to shape and stretch gently into a 12 by 8 inch rectangle. Then, with a round cutter or knife, cut dough into 18 to 20 rounds and place rounds one inch apart on baking sheet. Top each with pizza sauce, cheese and your desired toppings. Bake mini pizzas for eight to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and serve immediately.
Chocolate Cookie Pizza
Yes, I will finish off will a delicious chocolate dessert pizza. You can put any other toppings then the ones listed to make it your own.
For the Crust:
One recipe sugar cookie dough or store-bought sugar cookie dough
For the Frosting:
Store-bought chocolate frosting or any flavor you wish
For the Topping:
Chocolate candies, such as M&Ms
First, spray a 16-inch pizza pan with cooking spray then set aside. Then pack the cookie dough into a ball and flatten it into a disc shape with your hands. Next, set the cookie dough disc in the middle of the pizza pan and press, from the middle out until the dough covers the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookie start to brown then let the cookie cool completely. Spread the cookie with the frosting and top with Peeps, chocolate candies and salted peanuts.
By Emma Needham