Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Twist on Pizza...

This is a recipe I acquired at a Pampered Chef party when we were first married.  It was probably the first semi-complex thing I made.  I hope this does not scare anyone from making this because it really isn't that difficult and the taste is worth every ounce of effort!  The recipe came with step by step pictures/instructions and I was grateful!  I love a visual, in fact, I rarely will make a new recipe if I cannot see what the end product is supposed to look like.  I think this is why I love those home cooking shows (which I never seem to find time to watch) and I love cookbooks with pictures. 
So if you are in a pizza mood (it seems I always am) this is very yummy!

Pizza Twist 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
1 pkg pepperoni (3.5oz), diced
1 can (3.25 oz) pitted olives, drained & chopped
1 TBS dried parsley (2 TBS fresh)
1 clove garlic
3/4 C mozzarella cheese
2 TBS flour
2 tubes of refrigerated french bread dough
1 egg white
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Parmesan or Romano Cheese
Pizza sauce (for dipping)
*Mix the first six ingredients together:

The flour really helps the pepperoni to not stick together...you may need to separate them with your fingers.
Next you need to unroll your french bread onto a lightly floured surface:

      Cut a 1/2-1 inch slit down the middle of each roll then spread open and dust the inside with flour and add pepperoni mixture.
 Next pinch sides together:
Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and put both rolls on the pan ends together:
                  Take one roll and cross over the other, repeating back and forth like a twist ;)

Take your egg white and Italian seasoning  and mix together:
Isn't that little mini-whisk adorable?  I am pretty sure this came in one of my daughter's cooking sets, but I sure have used it a lot lately.  Its the perfect size for small seasoning mix-ups!

Spread the egg white mixture over the entire pizza twist.  You can use a pastry brush or your hands.  Before you put it in the oven you will want to make a few slits in the top and sprinkle with cheese:
Bake for 30 minutes and when you are done:



5 comments:

  1. MMMM. I will definitely have to try this one! I love me some Pampered Chef recipes! :D

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  2. I MADE IT & IT WAS DELICIOUS.I USED WHOLE FOODS FROZEN PIZZA DOUGH.I WILL MAKE IT AGAIN!!!

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