As you know Saturday is my day to experiment in the kitchen and try new things. This Saturday I made a pizza cake. What I liked most about it was how simple it was to prepare, just like a regular pizza BUT much more filling with just one piece. I have seen different versions of this on the internet, the key thing for me is make it as simple as possible. Hope you enjoy this recipe.
Here is what you will need:
- 9″ spring form pan
- Non stick cooking spray
- Pizza dough
- Pizza sauce
- Medium or large tortilla wraps
- Thinly sliced onion
- Grated mozzarella
- Any other pizza toppings that you prefer.
How to make the pizza cake:
- One can of diced tomatoes (plus half a can of water)
- Fresh basil
- Fresh thyme
- Olive oil
- Diced garlic
- Diced onion
- Red wine (optional)
To make the pizza sauce: In a small pot heat olive oil and saute the onions. Add the garlic, splash of red wine. Once the onions are translucent (about 5 – 10 minutes) add the tomatoes plus half a can of water (water is the best diluter and will help cut the acidity of the tomatoes). Add the herbs and reduce for approximately 15 minutes. Set tomato sauce aside and let the flavors merry for about 30 minutes.
- 1 2/3 cup of AP flour
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 1/4 tsp of active dry yeast
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of tepid water
Put water and yeast in a large bowl and mix together. Let stand for 5 minutes until it starts to foam. add the four and olive oil and gradually work the flour until a soft dough forms. Sprinkle more flour if the dough feels sticky but make sure not to dry it out. The dough should be pliable and smooth.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and kneed to about 5 minutes. Sprinkle flour as needed. Rub some olive oil over the dough and return the dough to the bowl. Cover and let rest for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
Remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll to desired size.
Preheat the oven to 425. Spray the spring formed pan with cooking spray. Place the dough in the pan and gently press the dough to make sure that it fits comfortably in the pan.
Spread a layer of sauce, toppings and cheese. Place a tortilla wrap flat on top of the pizza toppings. Spread another layer of sauce, toppings , cheese and tortilla wrap, repeat until you reach the top of the pan. The last layer should be sauce, any remaining toppings and cheese. If there is pizza dough hanging over the edge of the spring form pan, gently fold the edges over to create a boarder or crust on the inside of the pan
Bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and melted on top.
I hope this recipe inspires you to be creative in your kitchen – enjoy!