Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pizza Braid

A quick and tasty lunch. Packed with all our favourite pizza toppings, loads of cheese and zesty pizza sauce. Rolled up and baked and ready to go. What not to like? This is my kind of food. No table setting or plating required. Just slice and serve. You can eat at the table, or on the couch watching TV or outside either in your backyard or when you are out for a walk! Believe me, I like to grab a munchi when I go out for a walk. Serve this with your fav salad and you could have a nice, light meal. 
Here’s how I made it 
Pizza Braid
For Basic Pizza Dough:
1 pkg. dry yeast
3/4 c. warm water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 T. oil
1 tsp. sugar
3 c. flour

Mix ingredients together, adding flour last. Cover and let rise 1 hr.
 for braid:
1 cup pizza sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
About 20 pepperonis
¼ cup each julienned peppers, onions
Sliced mushrooms
Milk wash
Garlic powder and Italian seasonings to sprinkle on top 
How to:
heat oven to 425° F.
roll the pizza dough into 12” circle.
Place it on a cookie sheet.
Now spread a thin layer of pizza sauce.
Top with all the toppings, finishing with cheese.
With sharp knife, make slits on both sides of the dough, about an inch width apart.
Now start braiding the roll.
Tuck the top and bottom portions inside the roll.
Brush the entire roll with cold milk.
Sprinkle garlic powder and Italian seasonings on top.
Bake till golden brown, for about 25 minutes.
When warm, slice the roll and serve with marinara sauce.