Dear Creatives, I have a two recipes to share with you today! Who likes pesto bread? or pizza? Who likes easy recipes? I know I sure do! Today I am sharing a couple of mouth watering, yummy & easy recipes for pesto bread & pizza crust. The one for the pesto bread is so easy & almost cheating, the pizza crust is easy but, takes a bit more time! What you’ll get is great results with both recipes.
Now these photos being shared are from a iPhone & taken at night but, had to share them anyway because this week I can’t take all the credit for these. One of my older daughters who has small kids & is always cooking for her family also likes trying new recipes. This time since being sick for the past several weeks & not feeling up to it I decided to share what she made since she sent me a photo via iPhone.
If she wasn’t so busy, I’d have her doing this all the time & we would never run out of great recipes to try! But, maybe I can convince her to give a few more recipes up down the road & share them here with us! Krissy uses recipes from Allrecipes she used this pizza dough recipe& then topped it with their favorite toppings over a bed of pizza sauce, which you can buy or make. Of course you can purchase pre-made pizza dough, but if you have the time making it all homemade is fun. Sammie & I love having pizza making parties. I’ve used Bobby Flay’s Pizza dough recipe from the food network which is very similar, but a bit more salt. One thing I’ve found what ever recipe you end up picking is read reviews. As sometimes, they make mistakes in writing up the recipes & cook’s catch that making notes. ( TF food network pizza dough 2 tbsp. instead of 2 tsp. for example)
A standard pizza dough is like Bobby Flay’s:
3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling (Chef’s Note: Using bread flour will give you a much crisper crust. If you can’t find bread flour, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour which will give you a chewier crust.)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 envelope instant dry yeast
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 cups water, 110 degrees F
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons
Just visit the link above to see directions if you have never made a crust or worked with yeast! Water temp. is important for activating the yeast, letting the dough rest is also very important so as in this recipe you will need an hour in a warm place to let your dough rise. Read more at:http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/pizza-dough-recipe/index.html
This recipe I am sharing is a no effort dough & so easy you’ll be doing this on a week night to go with your soups or salads. Again, sorry for the clarity on the photos, but showing the real results via iPhone. Krissy used this recipes for garlic breadsticks from Allrecipes. So if you have more time you can pick her recipe to use. She also added pesto & twisted them after letting them rise for 30 minutes. She mentioned that it makes 20 large breadsticks so adjust down if needed. She is having a baby in May! On a side note if you are interested in guest posting for me when I am gone helping her please email me & put, May Guest Post in the subject line! Also don’t forget you can link up & share recipes or …. in the past Friday’s post or via the submit page.
Pesto Bread Sticks
- 1 tube 11 ounces refrigerated breadsticks
- 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
Unroll and separate breadsticks; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Combine pesto and garlic pepper; brush over breadsticks. Twist each breadstick three times.
Brush with butter; sprinkle with cheese.
Bake at 375° for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Yes, you guessed it these just might have to be in my meal plan for this coming week! If you’d like to see some of the other easy dinner & meal plan Monday recipes I’ve tried visit:
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