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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pizza Cake by One Fine Cookie

WOW. This looks so good!

Pizza Cake

Slice of Pizza Cake 1 cupcake stuffed strawberries how to make

Here is what you need:
For the Tomato Sauce,
-  3 ½ -4 pounds  fresh tomatoes (I used a mix of plum tomatoes and beefsteak tomatoes. You can also use 2 28 oz cans of whole, peeled tomatoes and cut down the cooking time)
- 1 ½ tablespoons of  good quality olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
onion, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
-fresh basil leaves
-red pepper flakes (only if you want a little hint of spice, leave out if you are a sissy)
* You can use a premade jar of sauce, if you must, but try making it fresh at least once. It is worth it.
Also, onion, basil, bay leaf and red pepper flakes are optional. You really only need tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil for a basic tomato sauce.
For Pizza Dough,
-5 cups of bread flour
-2 teaspoons of sugar
¼ cup of olive oil
-2 ¼ cups of warm water
-2 packages of active dry yeast (in baking section of grocery store)
-1 tablespoon of sea (or kosher) salt
-all-purpose flour  (for rolling out the dough)
- corn meal (if you are using a baking sheet to cook the pizza on)
* Again, use a store-made dough, if you must. I do encourage to try making this dough at least once. It is fluffy and soft, without the grease or chewiness that other doughs may have. My friend Jen, who does not like pizza dough said she loved this.
For Pizza Toppings (“frosting” and “filling”),
any assortment of vegetables (I used onions, peppers, and mushrooms)
-cheese (I used 32 ounces of buffalo mozzarella, which is white and comes as a ball or roll, and then 1 ¼ pounds of grated mozzarella. The grated mozzarella is not as good quality as buffalo, but it melts better as a “frosting.” I bought the best quality that I could find and grated it myself. The kind that comes in a bag pre-grated is usually of very low quality and processed. If you do not like to grate cheese, a food processor usually comes with a slicing attachment that allows you to grate cheese fairly quickly.)
-fresh basil leaves
-spicy italian sausage

OK, so this is A LOT of preparation, but maybe on a rainy Friday night I will attempt this one!

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