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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Individual Heart Shaped Pizzas

My 3 year old flipped for these. I saw this fun heart shaped pizza over on the armelle blog and immediately knew I wanted to do something similar. Cute, right? Valentines is sorta a cheesy holiday, but I secretly kinda like it. What about you? Do you like Valentines Day?

Here is what you need to make these cutie pizzas:

Pizza dough (homemade or store bought. If you live near a California Pizza Kitchen you can buy dough from them. Their honey wheat is really yummy.)

Pizza sauce

Fresh mozzarella cheese

Fresh Basil

Pepperoni (I prefer uncured)

Any other pizza toppings you dig.

Roll dough out on a floured surface. Using a large heart shaped cookie cutter, punch the dough into individual heart shapes. The alternative would be to press and shape the dough hearts by hand....which probably wouldn't be that hard, but the cookie cutter really saves you time.

Place dough hearts on a greased cookie sheet (I used the cookie sheet for convenience but you use a pizza stone if you have one). Spread each heart with sauce.
Top with toppings. Cheese, fresh basil, pepperoni (that I cut into heart shapes- just fold pepperoni in half and using clean kitchen scissors, cut half of a heart. Just like you did in elementary school.).
Times and baking temps will vary depending on the dough you use. I used store bought dough (time crunch) and baked mine at 425 degrees for 12 minutes. I rolled my hearts out pretty thin, so they didn't need to bake long. When finished baking allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

images by Briana


Unknown said...

too cute!

Audrey Crisp said...

Amazing!! I'm totally making these forJohn on Monday! And hello- I freaking work at CPK so I'll definitely buy some wheat dough for a buck! Thanks for the great idea!

martanna said...

cutest ideas! love it! and lovely photography :-)

Briana said...

Thanks guys! You're all so sweet and your comments mean so much to me.