Sunday, September 28, 2008

Palm-size Pies!

If you're having a bunch of people over for that odd time of after-dinner but still too early for just coffee or drinks, why not make mini pizzas!

What you need:

  • pizza dough
  • pizza sauce (recipe below)
  • cheesa (I used cheddar)
  • Pizza toppings
  • Baking pan
  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic

(ok fine, I cheated and bought dough from Jimmy's ( which is an awesome little Italian grocery store in Dallas)

The "How To":
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. Roll out dough into 3 inch diameter pies. Using flour helps to keep it from folding back
  3. In a bowl, pour olive oil (about 1/4 inch high) and put the smashed, whole cloves of garlic in the bowl. Heat in microwave for 25 seconds
  4. Spread oil over the mini dough pies and put in oven for 10 minutes (until they puff up a little bit)
  5. Take the pizzas out and spread the pizza sauce and top with cheese and toppings
  6. Place back in over and heat until cheese is melted

Pizza Sauce -

What you need:

  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • Spices: onion or garlic powder, oregano, basil, black pepper, salt, sugar, red crushed pepper

The "How to":

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Let sit before spreading on the pizza to allow flavors to combine

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