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Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day


Description

These Heart Shaped Pizzas are perfect for Valentine’s Day.  With this recipe, you can make the dough with your bread machine!


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Ingredients

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

Pizza Toppings:

  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (more if needed)
  • pepperoni, cut into heart shapes (see instructions below)

Instructions

Making the Pizza Dough:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your bread machine.
  2. Select the Dough/Pasta cycle (it’s usually about a 1 hr and 30 minute cycle).
  3. Once the dough cycle has completed, remove the dough to a surface lightly dusted with flour, and cover with a clean tea towel. Let rise for 15 minutes.
  4. Roll out and shape the dough into one large heart shape, or 3 medium hearts, then transfer to a prepared baking sheet. (I prepare a baking sheet with a light layer of olive oil, or some corn meal.)

Assembling the Pizzas:

  1. To make the pepperoni hearts, use a small heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out the hearts.  Set aside.
  2. Spread the pizza sauce onto the heart shaped dough bases..
  3. Add the pepperoni extras from cutting out the heart shapes (not the hearts, but the edges so you don’t waste any pepperoni).  See picture.
  4. Sprinkle on the grated cheese.
  5. Add the pepperoni hearts.
  6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.