The five-year old in me still loves pizza, so it's no surprise that pizza is a frequent guest on our dinner menu. With it being such a regular visitor, I've found some ways to speed up the baking process and spice up its style. Enter my "one loaf, five pizzas" invention. These pizzas all are quick to bake, quick to clean up, and quick to disappear. Take a gander at these recipes, all which start out with the same amazing frozen bread loaf.
The frozen bread loaf is an often-overlooked ingredient, but it's probably one of my favorites. If you have your perfect pizza dough recipe, you likely won't need this. As for me, I haven't found that perfect recipe, the ready-made dough from the store doesn't taste all that great, and when I want pizza, the last thing I want to do is wait for bread dough to rise.
What to do: At the store in the frozen section you can usually find a pack of 5 loaves of frozen bread dough. I normally purchase white, but the wheat is great as well. When you know you'll want to make pizza in the next few days, just take one of the loaves out and put it in an 8x8 glass pan. Cover the pan with saran wrap and leave it the fridge. Over the next day or two it will rise, perfect for you to roll into your dough (if you forget to put in the fridge you can also follow the directions for quick rise on the package). From here on out we'll be talking about each individual pizza (see below for the general overview).
THE PIZZA LOAF
THE PIZZA ROLL
THE DEEP DISH PIZZA PIE
THE BUBBLE PIZZA
You can put all of the ingredients in at the same time (as I did in the pictures), but it'll take another 10-15 minutes of baking time because the red sauce slows down the bread baking process. If you use this longer baking time, be sure to cover your pizza with tin foil to prevent the cheese from burning.
THE TRADITIONAL PIZZA
So these are the "one loaf, five pizzas" I've been using at home. I think they're all very tasty, and I hope you do too! Feel free to tweak these recipes, or use unique ingredients like chicken, alfredo sauce, or BBQ fixings. You can also spice up the pizza crust by adding different seasonings. The sky's the limit!