So one of the nephews decided to get married.
His Mom said the reception food would be brought in by family and that I could make something weird if I wanted to.
I like to experiment with new recipes whenever I get a chance.
This summer's experiment was stuffed peppers and that broccoli salad (the one with raisins, bacon, onion, and slaw dressing) that everybody likes, but I don't see to often around here.
I didn't know some of the people that were going to be there so I thought the salad would be safe.
Then I asked the nephew what HE wanted to eat at the reception.
HE said that picking up a few Little Ceasars pizzas would be fine with him.
So I got creative.
Cause that is what I do.
What we ended up with is a Sugar Cookie Dessert Pizza.
Does it look real?
It is really tasty. Cookie tasty, not pizza tasty.
Want to make one yourself?
To make it you need just a few ingredients.
The powdered sugar, marshmallows, water, and food coloring are for the fondant that makes the pepperonis.
The strawberry frosting and food coloring are for the sauce.
The cookie mix, egg, butter, and flour are for the crust.
And the white chocolate is for the mozzarella cheese.
I mixed the dough up per instructions and then spread it out in a foil pizza tin, which seemed pretty thin.
Then I put it in the oven on top of my own pizza pan to keep it from burning.
I had read other giant cookie recipes that use cookie dough from the pop open can and they seemed to have problems with the dough rising too much and spilling out of the pan. Not a problem with the kind I used. I spread it all the way to the edge and it turned out perfect using the instructions on the bag.
So then I made the fondant, which we will look at in a minute. This is the sauce, which lost out on having a more tomato color when I realized that I didn't have as much red food coloring as I needed. So after making the fondant pepperonis what red coloring was left for my "sauce" wasn't nearly as much as it should be resulting in more of a pink color, luckily I started with the strawberry frosting so it gets the point across.
Then I got out the box grater and shredded some white chocolate into little mozzarella looking curls.
If I had a little propane burner I would have browned some of it too. I think that would have been great!
Then I rolled out the chilled fondant. I won't go far into how much trouble that stuff was to make. I cut a regular fondant recipe, which I have made successfully in the past, into a fifth and the result was a mess.
In the end I got it to work and found a bottle cap that made the perfect size pepperonis.
I put them on the pie just like making homemade pizza and then sprinkled with a bit more white chocolate.
The result turned out tasty and looks almost like a real pizza.
This photo is of my test case. Most of it should make it to the office on Monday.
Those poor guys get to listen to me brainstorm about making some of my weird experiments. It is only fitting that they get some of the extras. I haven't heard any complaints yet. :)
So my Facebook friends if you see this, come on by the cube and try a piece, I cut them small.
And to HH, tell him to be on time or he might miss it. :)
PS. Yes, those white specks on my deck are snow!
I took this at about 1215 on Saturday. The sun is out and it looks warm, but in the shade, not so much.
This has been another tale of fun with cooking. I hope you enjoyed.
Come on out and see us sometime!