One of the recipes I most often get asked to teach is how to make your own pizza dough. I love showing people how easy it is to make and have taught both children and adults alike how to knead, roll, shape and top their own pizzas including my own children and their friends.
If you asked me if I have ever made mini sweet dessert pizzas before I would have said “NO WAY”. But, that is before I actually tried them. I made the assumption that this was just another faddy American influenced creation and that I would not be jumping on that bandwagon.
This week however, proved to be a revelation in terms of mini sweet dessert pizzas because the people at Bacofoil challenged me to recreate their very own recipe for these sweet pizza delights. The recipe (featured here) consists of a regular pizza dough, one which I have made countless times, topped with a selection of sweet accompaniments. The interesting thing about this recipe is that the pizza base gets grilled (a few minutes each side) as opposed to baked and this actually works very well. The toppings are added after the bases have been grilled – so easy!
Bacofoil sent me their Non-Stick foil to try out for this recipe as well as for anything else I chose to road test it on. This no-stick foil is something I had already tried out for myself as I do so much roasting for my supper clubs. It works much in the same way as baking parchment but is more sturdy and can be used more than once if you are batch cooking roasted veggies, potatoes, onions etc. I hate washing up after a big cooking job so I just use this and it saves me so much time and water.
The best bit by far is the grilling of the mini marshamallow topping. They get tinged, much like when you toast marshmallows over an open fire – tasting melty and caramelised at the same time. I adapted some of the toppings to suit our family tastes and below are some of the ideas we came up with. As they were such a success, I’m now including them in both of my daughter’s upcoming birthday parties. I will make the bases ahead of time and let all the girls choose their toppings, pop them all under the grill and wait for the “MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm!”
Top mini sweet dessert pizza toppings:
Nutella, banana, mini mallows
Nutella, strawberry/raspberry, mini mallows
Sweetened cream cheese, pineapple, salted caramel sauce, grated chocolate
Whipped custard cream, roasted peaches, caramel sauce, toasted almonds
Banoffee caramel sauce, bananas, whipped cream, cocoa powder
Chocolate spread, poached pears, chopped hazelnuts
Peanut butter, bananas, melted strawberry jam
If you like the sound of a sweet dessert pizza, then here are some more ideas for you:
Brie, chocolate & raspberry dessert pizza – Supergolden Bakes
Fruit pizza – Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Plum & walnut pizza – Tin & Thyme
Strawberry nutella pizza – Kerry Cooks
Pear, walnut stilton pizza – Greedy Gourmet
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