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17 January, 2013

Pizza Fritta (Fried Pizza) 2 Ways + Special Dessert!

Posted in : Breakfast, Cheeses, Desserts, Featured, Italian, Videos on by : Mariah Milano Tags: , ,

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This video was recorded from a live webcam show and had to be edited extensively to cut out the chatting back and forth with the viewers and was NOT shot with much preparation so forgive the production quality! This was also the first video shot and the initial video that got me interested in pursuing this project! – xo Mariah

what you need:
pizza dough (store bought or homemade) click here for a really simple and traditional recipe to make your own pizza dough!
tomato sauce
mozzerrella cheese
honey

for the dessert:
strawberries
heavy whipping cream
sugar
shortcake cups (store bought or homemade)

start with your dough. make it as home or buy it frozen if you don’t have time or the patience.

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tear off small pieces and form them into round shapes by hand. you can roll them out thinner if you prefer but I like to keep them rustic so I do it by hand. let those sit and rise a bit while you make your sauce. You can be lazy and lack all imagination and creativity and buy it, or you can make it which is very simple! just tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and anchovies.

once your sauce is on it’s way, heat up some canola oil to around 325 degrees and drop your dough right in!

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fry your dough on both sides until golden brown and puffed up. it will look like a donut and get nice and crunchy! once it’s done remove and place on a paper towel to drain any remaining oil and top with your tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. I like simple, but you can add pepperoni or mushrooms or basil or prosciutto or anything else you’d like.

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I then place it under the broiler for about 90 seconds to melt the cheese.

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and BOOM! here’s what you get!

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I also like to add honey sometimes instead of pizza sauce and cheese. it’s a great breakfast and really delicious!

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I also made a nice dessert that is so simple but sooooooooooo good!

Strawberry shortcake!

I just bought some shortbread mix at my supermarket and put them in a muffin tin. Once they were done I set them aside to cool and made my whipped cream. Just heavy whipping cream and sugar in a blender until its nice and thick with stiff peaks! I spooned it on my shortbread and topped with fresh cut strawberries.

BOOM! 🙂

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