Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hidden Toppings Pizza

I love cooking, almost as much as I love eating.  And very occasionally I will even come up with something new in the kitchen.  For example, this pizza.
Most pizzas are made in the exact same way.  Put down the dough, spread sauce on top of that, followed by cheese, then toppings.  This recipe came about because I got out of order when making a pizza and I put the toppings down right on top of the sauce before I put on the cheese.  And I decided that's not wrong.
Rolling in dough

Sanitize Everyth- no that's my other series

That's a joke from my Febrewary homebrewing series where the first step in homebrewing is to SANITIZE EVERYTHING!  We're just cooking here but you should at least wash your hands.
Getting sauced


Here I've used a commercially available premade crust and sauce but I add extra spices like crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce before I spread it around.  That distributes the flavor nicely across the pizza.  
Top of the pops

Top it off

Now I add the large solid toppings like the pepperoni slices, olives, onion, pineapple, etc.
All covered with cheese

Hide the pepperoni

Now I add my cheese on top of the toppings.  Two cups of pizza cheese mix does a good job covering everything up.


Follow the remainder of your recipe to cook the crust and melt the cheese.  The cheese itself forms a solid cap over the works like an Arctic ice floe.  And the best part is you can hide anything under the cheese.  Anchovies, sliced jalepenos, it's all fair game now.