Monday, July 18, 2011

Pizza Waffles

The idea is simple. Make pizza, but instead of cooking it in the oven cook it in the waffle iron.  We tried it and we love it. 
Tips for success:
1.  Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray before each pizza
2.  This is a messy project.  Some of the toppings and dough are going to leak out.  Place your waffle iron on a cookies sheet to contain the mess. 
3.  When rolling out the pizza dough you want it to be the same height as the waffle iron and twice as wide.  You are going to fold the dough over the top to create a pizza pocket. 
4.  Be sparing with the sauce. If you add too much sauce then it leaks through the pizza dough and burns on the waffle iron. 
For this recipe you will need Pizza crust, pizza sauce, and toppings.

Pizza Crust:

1 1/4 cup hot water
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour

  1. Pour hot water in mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast to dissolve. Add sugar, salt,  oil. Stir to combine
  2. Gradually add flour.  Mix well. Knead in mixer for 5 minutes.  The dough should be firm not tacky and soft to the touch.  Let dough rest in bowl for about 5 minutes.

Pizza Sauce
I really like this recipe for pizza sauce. It is from and uses tomato powder.  The recipe is easy to make and tasty.  
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To Assemble:

1.  Divide Pizza dough into 5 balls.  Roll each ball into an oval.  The dough need to be the same height as the surface of the waffle iron and twice as wide. 
2.  Place the pizza crust on the waffle iron. 
3. Add sauce, cheese, and toppings.  (We especially love the freeze dried sausage)
4.  Fold the extra dough over the top to form a pocket.  Close the waffle iron and cook until crust is set (this depends on your waffle iron mine took about 4 minutes)
5. Enjoy! We loved these dipped in extra sauce or in ranch.