Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Heart Shaped Pizza

These are really fun for Valentines Day and seriously, who doesn't like pizza. You really can't go wrong. You can even spell out cute sayings with the pepperoni and vegetables to send a cute message to someone.  If you are in a hurry you could just use store bought pizza crust but I think the dough recipe below is very easy and very tasty!

Recipe:
For the Dough:
1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. Honey
1/4 tsp. Salt
3-4 cups all purpose flour (or you can use half all purpose and half all purpose whole wheat flour)

Preheat oven to *425.  Mix the yeast and water together in a small bowl, cover and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Mix together the oil, honey, salt, and yeast mixture in a large mixing bowl. (I mix mine in my Kitchen Aid, if you don't have a kitchen aid or Bosch you can mix by hand with a wooden spoon.) Then, 1 cup at a time, add flour into yeast mixture, mixing well between each addition, up to 3 cups of flour. (Note, when I made this dough I only needed 2 1/2 cups flour when the dough was ready to be kneaded.) If the dough is still sticky add more flour 1/4 cup at a time till the dough becomes, soft. Next, lay the dough onto a floured surface and knead dough till it becomes moderately stiff, and somewhat firm to the touch. (about 5-7 minutes). Lightly grease the pan you will be cooking the pizza on and then roll the pizza dough into desired shape and size. (You should have enough dough to make one 16-inch pizza, 2 12-inch pizzas, or 4 8-inch pizzas.) (Dough recipe adapted from the Food Nanny)


For the Sauce:
2 15oz cans diced tomatos (drained)
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Oregano (dried)
1/2 tsp. Basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Drain Diced tomato's and place them in a sifter and sift out all of the liquids with a spoon. Then place them in a food processor or blender and blend till smooth. Then mix in remaining ingredients. Spoon sauce onto pizza dough and smooth out to the edges. Place 1 1/2-2 cups grated mozzarella cheese over pizza and top with desired veggies. Bake for 20-30 minutes.

7 comments:

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  3. Cute pizza! Our local Domino's does this every Valentines day. I'm going to have to do this myself now!

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  4. I love your heart pizza! It looks like the heart I have for pizza. Thanks!

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  5. I love your heart shaped pizza!This is a wonderful idea for Valentines.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this pizza widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about pizza recipes,Thanks!

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  6. that is so cute, i want to die from cuteness overload!

    thanks for posting! love your page :)
    -meg
    @clutzycooking.blogspot.com
    @myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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