Tall and soft tray-baked pizza
- 1 h 30 min
One surefire way to get your family’s attention is to say the word “pizza!” No one can resist this mouthwatering summons but making pizza or other tasty versions of it at home takes a little patience and time, both of which are sometimes in short supply. So, here’s an appetizing solution, a quick and easy hack that will allow you to deliver the same flavors: pizza doughnuts. No leavening is required for this express recipe: A quick dough you can swiftly shape into cute doughnuts to be stuffed with tomato and mozzarella cheese – a typical pizza topping in other words. The result will be a soft and tasty treat, like pizza muffins or pizza made with baking powder!
To make the pizza doughnuts, first prepare the mozzarella cheese. Cut it into slices 1 and leave it to drain in a colander 2. Then move on to the tomato sauce: Pour the crushed tomatoes into a bowl and add salt 3 and pepper.
Add the oregano 4 and a drizzle of oil, then mix everything together 5. Place in the refrigerator and in the meantime make the dough: Pour the flour and baking powder 6 into a large bowl.
Start adding water 7 and knead the dough with your hands until you have used up all the water 8. Then add the salt 9
and knead again 10. Continue to knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface to obtain a uniform, compact dough 11. Divide into six portions weighing about 4 oz (100 g) each 12.
Once you have obtained six pieces 13, roll out each portion to form sausage-shaped pieces approximately 9 inches (24 cm) in length 14. Now create doughnuts by joining both ends together and pressing lightly 15.
As you form the doughnuts, transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper 16, taking care to press lightly on both ends to double-check that they are sealed 17. Once you have prepared the 6 doughnuts 18,
coat them in the tomato sauce you set aside (19-20) and bake in a conventional oven preheated to 390°F (200°C) for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes 21,
take the doughnuts out of the oven and spread the mozzarella on top 22. Then bake again for another 5 minutes until the mozzarella has melted 23. The pizza doughnuts will be hot and melting 24, ready to be enjoyed.
Keep the pizza doughnuts in the refrigerator and eat within 2 days. The doughnuts can be frozen after baking.
Add slices of salami, anchovies, olives, and any other appetizing ingredients you can come up with!