Tuesday, July 6, 2010

{Recipes} Homemade Pizza Twist

There's nothing like a homemade pizza twist! And there's nothing to it really. All you need are some ingredients and maybe a little assistant {kids would be great helpers for this kitchen endeavor...I know my nephew would LOVE it!}

~ Pizza dough {I like to use wheat dough - you can find it by the homemade pizzas in Shoprite (near the checkout)}
~ Don Pepino's Pizza Sauce {or you can use homemade spaghetti/meat sauce}
~ 1 bag shredded mozzarella cheese {I use part-skim to cut down some of those calories}
~ Ricotta cheese {again, part-skim}
~ Parmesean shaker cheese {just to sprinkle}
~ Any kind of veggie you like {I like to add baby spinach, zucchini, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, onion, etc. The more veggies the better for me.}
~ Garlic salt

{I wash and cut all of my veggies prior to assembly. You especially want to do this if kiddies are helping you build the pizza twist.}

~ First roll out your dough {I strongly recommend using flour. It'll stick to the rolling pin like crazy without it....I made that mistake for you :}
~ Layer all the ingredients. Start with the sauce, then sprinkle garlic salt and shaker cheese, add a few scoops of ricotta, then top with veggies and lastly mozzarella cheese {there is no exact science here....whatever goes.}

~ Next fold dough over to form the twist. Pinch the top and ends shut {make sure it's pretty tight or the sauce will seep out while baking.}
~ Brush twist with EVOO and make three small slits across the top.
~ Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

I serve mine with a green salad and a side of DP's pizza sauce for dipping. YUM!

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    I'm planning to move to a short term apartment and I think pizza will be the best option for almost everynight
    So I thinks this info is very usefull for me
    thanks again, the pictures looks great!