Pizza is love, and love is pizza, right? :D
soo, here I present to you, "pizza hearts" !
Valentine's week special <3 <3
Everyone is busy with heart shape sweets..but how about being a little salty? ;) This is an appetizer which will show them you gave them your heart!
Or you can make these hearts for loved ones and friends and win many!
Tastes best when made with love..:)
P.S. Spread some love by voting for me! :D
Step 1: What You'll Need
- Pizza dough (I'll tell you in short steps how to make this too)
- Flour (2 cup)
- Salt (2 teaspoons)
- Sugar (1 teaspoon)
- Dry active yeast (1 teaspoon)
- Water (to knead the dough)
- Oil (1 tablespoon)
- Dried basil (2 teaspoons)
- Pizza sauce (I used a market made one)
- Mozzarella cheese
- Chopped vegetables for topping (Onion and capsicum in my case, you can use topping of your choice)
- Non stick dish for microwave
- Rolling pin
- Microwave (Used in the convection mode)
Step 2: The Pizza Dough!
Skip reading this if you know how to make pizza dough! For novices like me..read on!
Basically combine flour, salt, dry active yeast and sugar in a bowl..then knead it into a dough. Then pour a tablespoon of oil onto this dough and knead the oil into the dough. To give the pizza flavor, add basil into your flour before kneading it.
Once kneaded, put this dough into an oiled container with room over it..and cover the container. Set aside at some warm place until you see that the dough has doubled in volume. Since it's cold here, I left it overnight to expand.
Step 3: The Base
Roll the dough into a ball.
Flatten this ball using a rolling pin.
Use a knife to poke into this dough base and create short vertical lines.
Step 4: The Sauce
Smear sauce generously over the entire base.
Step 5: The Topping
Sprinkle your topping (finely chopped veggies in my case) over the base.
Step 6: That's How I Roll
Yes! Roll it up into a cylinder and smoothen it by rolling this cylinder on the counter.
Step 7: Cut It Up
Cut this cylinder into thinner cylinders.
Roll them over some dry flour so that they don't get sticky and/or break in handling.
Step 8: Heart Shaped
For turning circles into hearts:
Turn the circle into a triangle. <|
Poke into the mid point of any side of this triangle, while holding the other two edges. <| <------
Round the two lobes to turn it into a heart <3
Step 9: Cheese!
Cut/grate the cheese and sprinkle/place it over the hearts!
Step 10: Prepare to Bake!
Sprinkle flour onto your baking dish.
Place these hearts gently onto the dish, evenly spaced.
Sprinkle oil generously over them.
While doing so, preheat the microwave.
Step 11: One Last Poke
Because the dough will expand, use a spoon to poke into the middle of the two lobes to define the shape.
Step 12: Bake It!
Put the dish in the microwave.
Convection mode. 200 degrees. 10 minutes.
You're baking goodness :D
Step 13: Ready!
Now go, win some hearts!