heart shaped pizza …

February 3, 2011

Can you believe February is already here?  Or, I guess for some of us, it didn’t come soon enough, with all the terribly cold weather.    I have a great recipe to share for some homemade pizza, that will really warm your “heart.”
This heart-shaped homemade pizza would be a great way to celebrate Valentine’s day with the ones you love.   My children went crazy over this pizza.  It tasted great, and the heart shape really made it a fun memorable dinner.
{heart shaped homemade pizza}
My absolute favorite pizza dough recipe is overnight pizza dough, from the Bon Appetit April 2009 issue.  It does take a little planning in advance, but the dough comes out just perfect.
And, here is my sauce recipe.  I love this recipe because it tastes very fresh!
{Pizza Sauce}
1 can diced or whole tomatoes, undrained.
1-2 garlic cloves minced
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs fresh basil (optional)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 of a 6 oz can of tomato paste.
stir all ingredients and place in a saucepan.  bring a simmer, then simmer on low for 20 minutes.
remove from heat then and blend in blender.
roll out dough based on directions, and add favorite toppings.  we used fresh mozzerella.
Bake at 500 degrees for about 10 minutes for the mini-pizzas. or 15 minutes or so for larger ones.
I like to use a pizza baking stone, and I heat it up in my oven towards the bottom rack for about an hour before I cook the pizzas on it.

{photos by me}

7 thoughts on “heart shaped pizza …

  1. Jade

    I have been wanting this recipe for about 3 years now. Thanks! What a treasure! And such a cute idea with the heart shape. Leave it to you.


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