Two posts in one day…crazy, I know! I’m going to have to file this week in the “success breeds confidence” annals because I seem to have the Midas touch in my kitchen this week. I’m creating gastronomical gold!
Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. But, I seem to be doing better than average, and I’m gonna run with it, eh? I wanted to share two recipes with y’all. The first is one I found on Pinterest (duh), so I’m just going to link to the recipe but also show you some pictures of my results:
The next recipe was also Pinterest-inspired (duh), but I needed things to be easy tonight, so I improvised. Following this tutorial, I made this:
Pillsbury pizza crust (I know there’s a whole-wheat version; I’m going to try this next time)
several slices of deli ham, cut into strips
1-2 cups mozzarella cheese (just depends on how cheesy you like it)
jar of your favorite marinara sauce (I LOVE Bertolli)
Heat your oven to 400-425 degrees (follow the instructions on the crust tube for your specific pan). Spray the cookie sheet with Pam; lay the dough in a rectangle. Put slices of ham down the middle, then top with cheese. Following the tutorial, using kitchen shears, cut strips of dough and then fold over the toppings in alternating pattern. Make an egg wash (egg beaten with water) and brush the top of the dough. Bake for 10-15 minutes(?) until golden brown (I’m still not sure on the correct time because our oven is super-hot and it’s always a shot in the dark the first time I make a new recipe!). Slice while still hot (so the cheese oozes!) and serve with marinara in a ramekin.