Monday, March 28, 2011

Muffin Tin Deep-Dish Pizzas

I know I pretty much just posted a pizza recipe, but I am very much sold on this recipe, and might never make a real pizza again (thats a lie). Anyways, these are awesome, and really easy to do.

Bake for 12 minutes at 450 degrees. Makes 12

divide 1 lb pizza dough into 12 sections
roll out into circles and fit into a greased muffin tin

spread a little pesto and/or pasta sauce into each tin

sprinkle 1 T mozzarella cheese into each tin

add whatever toppings you like, I did my go-to saute of onions, bell peppers, garlic, and herbs.

Bake. Wait 2 minutes before removing from tins.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche is great. Undeniably so. Its one of my all-time favorite comfort foods AND I WONT HEAR ANYTHING AGAINST IT.

375 degrees 35-40 minutes

Prepare and bake a pie shell brushed with egg white

Scald (to hasten cooking time)
2 c milk

Cool slightly, beat together with
3 whole eggs
¼ t salt
1/8 t white pepper
Fresh grating of nutmeg
1 t chopped chives

Sprinkle the bottom of pie shell with
½ c diced Swiss cheese
Pour custard mixture over it

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pesto Pizza with Roasted Garlic on Naan Bread

I was in a bit of a hurry making these, and didn't really want to bother with pizza dough, so I got a package of naan from market and went to town. I think it turned out pretty awesomely. I view pesto in a way that is nigh unto religious, so I don't think I really could have gone wrong here. I didn't use any sort of recipe for the pesto, so you'll have to do some estimating. TASTE TEST!

Bake pizzafor 10 minutes (or until cheese is melted and a little browned) at 350 degrees


2 bunches of fresh basil
parmesan cheese, grated
pressed garlic
olive oil

blend together until a fine paste is formed
if you have pine nuts, by all means add them!

Roasted Garlic:

Cut 2 whole heads garlic in half
brush center with olive oil
sprinkle on salt, pepper, oregano
bake for a half hour at 425 degrees


bell peppers
pressed garlic
onions, chopped
- saute all until a little carmelized

spread a little basil on each piece of naan
top with mozzarella
sprinkle on bell pepper mixture
top with roasted garlic and a little more cheese

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dulce de Leche Brownies

These brownies are pretty fantastic. I might try it with my usual brownie recipe (should be somewhere on this blog) and revisit this post with an update as to how that worked out. I'm feeling like you could pretty much marble dulce de leche into any brownie recipe and it would work out pretty well. The best thing about these brownies (besides the dulce de leche) is definitely the texture; they have the perfect moist, chewy, and rich threesome going on (ok, rich is not a texture). Anyways, here it is:

Bake at 350 degrees- 35-45 minutes

Melt: 8 T Butter
3/4 c semisweet chocolate chips

whisk in: 1/4 c cocoa

stir in 1 at 3 eggs
a time:

1 c sugar
stir in: 1 t vanilla
1 c flour

pour half the batter into an 8x8 pyrex dish
marble in (by stirring lightly with a knife): 1/3 c dulce de leche

pour in remaining batter and marble in: 2/3 c dulce de leche