Pizza on a Stick

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Introduction: Pizza on a Stick


What could be better than pizza?  Tiny pizza on a stick, of course!  Is there really anything else that needs to be said?

Try these yummy pizza pops and never get your hands greasy again. 

Step 1: Ingredients


After much deliberation about the best way to stickify pizza, it became clear (via the Oracle randofo) that bagel pizza was the only true and good way to go.

And since I can't resist making food as cute as possible, I chose to go with mini bagels.  Which leads us to other mini ingredients!  Tiny tomatoes, string cheese, tiny mozzarella balls, baby basil leaves, and a pepperoni stick round out this project beautifully. 

You're also gonna need some good sticks, and don't forget your favorite sauce!

Step 2: Chop Your Toppings


Take your tiny foods and make them even smaller.  Slice everything thinly so it will cook quickly and evenly.

Search out the tiniest leaves of basil near the middle of your stems.  Choose the ones that never got the chance to reach their full potential and make them the star of the show!

Step 3: Toast Your Bagels


I don't have a toaster, so I used my broiler to crispen up the bagels before ladening them with sauce and toppings. 


Step 4: Assemble Mini Bagel Pizzas


Starting with sauce, assemble the toppings as you see fit.   A little bit of time and care will ensure the cutest pizzas possible.

Step 5: Bake


Bake your mini bagel pizzas at 400oF (200C) for 10-12 minutes. 

I didn't put the sticks in before baking.  I leave this choice up to you, my educated audience.  It may, in fact, be easier to skewer the bagels before they even get toasted, as I encountered some resistance when trying to put the sticks in after baking.  On the other hand, I didn't want to risk burning my paper sticks.  Do as you see fit.

Step 6: Stickify



If you chose to wait until this step to stickify your baby 'zas, do so while they're still warm and slightly malleable. 

If you need to take a picture of them, try this trick:  fill a container with rice or beans and stand your sticks up in that.  Play around with composition and placement until you get something you like. 

For my final shot, I set my camera up on a tripod.  I used a long exposure with a low ISO. I held up a blue towel in the back ground and moved it around so the long exposure would smooth out the texture.  I wish you could have seen how ridiculous it all looked.

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    That looks awesome!

    Very cool idea, well done :)

    Worried about burning your sticks? How would it work out if you used presoaked bamboo skewers? Might have minor concerns about the moisture affecting your bagels, but I'm not really sure there would be enough to be an issue.

    I just soak the part of the skewer that is outside of the bagel. Wonderful in the toaster!

    OMG I'm SO going to try this soon!

    Can you put them in a freezer and just defrost them when u need them?

    I want to open a pizza on a stick shop so I'm thinking what is the best and the fastest way to make them in mass production. By mass production i mean 50pizzas in 5 min.

    Hi this is a cool idea. i am looking for ideas to use at a local fair, something for kids and adults to eat. any ideas/ and links that i can look up. please send me on amjadkd@live.com..
    Cheers
    Amjad

    How cute! I'm going to try to make these soon ;)

    Pizza-bagels aren't pizza. If you make enough of them, you could use a simple crust recipe: 2 1/2 cups of flour, a packet of yeast, tsp of salt, tbsp of oil. Bake the crust before you add the topping, then put it in the oven again 'till the cheese melts. A little more difficult.