Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Post #180: Introducing... Pizzcuits

I love pizza. Love it. On a good day, I love to make my pizza dough from scratch and go crazy. On a crazy day, like the ones I have been having, I opt for semi-homemade pizza. I have always big a big fan of semi-homemade. From being a single working mother of three to a married homemaker of four (soon to be five), the inspirations and motivation for my home-cooked meals are time, energy, and budget.

Here is a recipe my daughter says I came up with on my own a long time ago when we were down to slim pickings in the fridge. I made it the other day for kicks. What I like about this recipe is that it is good for families and single people alike. I  think it will be especially great for my daughter to use when she goes off to college and has to fend for herself!

Pizzcuits

Ingredients:
1 can of refrigerated can biscuit dough (I used Pillsbury Grands Biscuits)
Spaghetti or Marinara Sauce
Mozarella Cheese
Toppings of Choice


Directions:
(Preheat Oven to Temperature indicated on Can of Biscuit dough)
 
1. Lightly flour a clean, smooth surface and rolling pin to roll out dough.
2. Separate biscuit dough into individual servings. 
3. Take biscuit dough and roll out into a 4-6 inch circle. The thinner, the crispier. The thicker, the doughier. Thickness will affect baking times as well, so check pizzcuit midway. 
4. Place dough circle onto a baking sheet or pizza pan. 

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5. If you would like an extra crispy pizzcuit, then prebake dough for 3-4 minutes before adding sauce and toppings. 
6. For a softer crust do not prebake. Add sauce, then toppings.  TIP*- add only enough sauce to lightly cover the dough.  This will help keep your pizza crust from being soggy. 
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7. Bake  4-6 inch pizza circles between 8-10 minutes. 

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8. Let pizza rest for a few minutes. 

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9. Then, enjoy!

This is a great recipe for a quick bite to eat and individual portions. I refrigerate the leftover unused biscuits in a Ziploc bag for later use. 

You can also make a good dessert pizza with this same recipe following the same steps and brushing the raw dough circle with melted butter  and sprinkling with cinnamon-sugar or topping with apple pie filling. Then bake. You can also bake the pizzcuit and spread with melted chocolate for an extra special treat.

Have fun making these!

14 comments:

Dragana said...

Wait a minute...where's mine?

5 Star Foodie said...

How cute - I love the name! And they sound so yummy!

pinkstripes said...

What an awesome idea!!! You rock...I'm busy and it's just me! You have a whole family. Keep it up. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! I love this! It's just me and my husband, and our freezer is stuffed! I've been craving pizza for a week, so this is perfect!

Kathleen said...

Love the name! They sure look yummy!

Amanda said...

I love pizza, who doesn't?? These look great!

The Blonde Duck said...

Pizzas and puppies are equally beloved in the Pond. I'm glad to know they are here too.

HoneyB said...

I love individual servings like this because I can make mine the way I like :)

Jennifer said...

This looks delicious! And it truly is all about the crust-and who could argue with a biscuit????

Life with Kaishon said...

Nice and simple! Looks divine! Love it! Every time I come over I get SO excited about the new baby. I can't even take it : )

Hayley said...

Those are always the best meals...the ones you create out of the blue when you're starving and the fridge is bare. THese look very yummy!

Mary said...

These really do look like they'd be fun to make and I'm craving pizza. Fortuitous don't you think :-). Have a fabulous day...Mary

Ingrid said...

DUH, rolling the biscuit dough out is a brillant idea. I always make mine like pizza pockets but I think they'd be better & less doughy this way. Thanks!
~ingrid

Simply Life said...

those look great!