Thursday, March 26, 2009

Post #102: A Little Slice of Heaven, Really, Just Pizza!

It is funny how "little" is in, especially in the culinary world. I mean everyone swoons over mini cupcakes, muffins, appetizers, hamburgers!

Recently when I had my peeps over for dinner, I served them up some mini gourmet pizzas as apps, amongst a whole island full of goodies! It was so easy. Although, I must admit, I was so tempted to make it seem as it had been a labor of love.
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All I did was use my trusty ole pizza dough recipe, but substituted in whole wheat flour. Then, I rolled out the pizza dough into one big 14" circle. I cut out 4" circles,as many as I could get out of the dough. I pre-baked the mini crusts for about 4 minutes at 425F, for a crispier crusts. Then, I brushed them with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and drizzled on some honey. Finally, I added the toppings. Put them back in the over for a few minutes more. Then, they were ready to devour.
From MIni Pizzas
One pizza was topped with caramelized onions and sage sausage. I made this one in mind for the brawny men. The other was a Margherita Pizza, made with fresh basil and sliced Roma tomatoes. This of course was for the ladies.
From MIni Pizzas
They did not last long. I think I got to eat a few caramelized onions that fell off onto the pan.

Oh, well, that is what a hostess does, serves and starves!


Thanks for putting up with these eye sores called photos. It is hard to  remember to take pictures, much less take good pics, while you are cooking to entertain!

13 comments:

Christina Kim said...

oohh I love mini items! Mini pizzas, yum. These look tasty.

Linda said...

These are great! I never thought of doing this, but I love your combinations and I am going to give this a try!

Megan said...

I'm making pizza as I'm typing this, and I recently learned that pre-baking the crust is the way to go!

They look great!

Dragana said...

Nice touch with the wheat crusts - they look delish!

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, yum! These are so delicious! I love both the caramelized onion and the tomato one - perfect mini pizzas!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Wow, these look great, what a good idea. You are the hostest with the mostest.

Sara said...

I love the sound of mini pizzas! I have some pizza dough in the freezer right now, I am totally going to make these.

Christina Kim said...

Funny you mentioned mandoline's in your comment, because I just ordered one online! Otherwise, it would have been on my wish list :)

Melissa said...

How cute! They look scrumptious and the photos are so bad. :)

pinkstripes said...

Your mini pizzas look delicious!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my good heavens. They do look delectable. You really amaze me. And definitely don't tell anyone they are easy : )

Debbie said...

Isn't it funny how anything little is oh so vogue these days? But those look wonderful.

Donna-FFW said...

These look so unique and so very delicious!