I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without doing anything, so after being inspired by a fellow foodie, I created a heart shaped pizza for dinner. B & I both have evening classes on Thursday, so I was pushing it to even get this made. We didn’t eat until late, but it was a good dinner for the mood and time crunch we were in.
I grew up with my mom using Jiffy mix pizza dough, and now I can’t stand the stuff. However, I needed something quick. I picked out Pizza Dough III from Allrecipes and gave it a try. I used rapid rise yeast, but it still didn’t rise in the amount of time they said it would. So, just before I ran out the door to class, I spread the dough out on the pan, shaped it, and pricked all of the inner area (where the toppings are) with a fork, then left it to rise. When I got home from class, I pushed down that center area a bit more, added toppings, & baked.
This recipe makes a whole lot of dough & either needs to make 1 pizza about the size of my cookie sheet, or two smaller pizzas. Even though our toppings were pretty well done, the center of our dough didn’t bake through, but B was willing to eat that part, so it didn’t have to go back into the oven. This isn’t my favorite pizza dough, but since I don’t like having to wait 1.5 hours just to make pizza, this is a good compromise. I’d probably like it better cooked the right way too.
Now I’m hungry for pizza again!