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Heart-Shaped Pizza

Updated: Mar 10

Valentine’s Day is approaching (and National Pizza Day!) - celebrate the love of all things cheesy with this simple homemade heart-shaped pizza! This is a fun activity to do with your date or your family - and we promise it tastes so much better than delivery.


Heart-Shaped Pizza

See original recipe

PrepTime: 75 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 8


INGREDIENTS

For the dough:

6 cups AP flour

3 cups warm water (105-110 degrees F)

2 tbsp sugar (or 1 tbsp honey)

3 heaping tbsp yeast

6 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp salt


For the pizza:

Shredded whole-fat mozzarella cheese

Pepperoni (or other preferred toppings)

Marinara or store-bought pizza sauce



DIRECTIONS

Prepare the dough:

  1. In a bowl combine the water at about 110 degrees F, sugar (or honey) and yeast. Stir gently and then let sit for 10 minutes until yeast blooms.

  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix the olive oil, salt, flour and yeast mixture slowly until just combined. If dough feels too sticky add more flour*, and if the dough feels too dry add more oil. *Remember that you will be adding more flour when rolling the dough out, so don’t add too much at this stage.

  3. Cover and let rise for 30 to 60- minutes*. We recommend using a clear shower cap to cover the bowl, but plastic wrap also works well. *If you plan to let this sit overnight, after 60 minutes, shape the dough into a ball, recover, and place in the fridge. The dough will last 2 days in the fridge.

Prepare the Pizza!

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

  2. Divide the dough into 4 sections and sprinkle down a little flour and roll into a circle.

  3. Shape the dough into a heart (we used a knife to cut the shape), then place on a baking sheet or pizza stone.

  4. Brush with a little olive oil and poke some holes into the dough with a fork.

  5. Add pizza sauce, cheese, and your preferred toppings.

  6. Bake at 500 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Check it periodically to ensure the cheese doesn’t burn. (Note - if using a stone, cut cooking time to 8 minutes)

  7. Cool and enjoy your festive Valentine’s Day Pizza!

 

This recipe and images originated from Made it, Ate It, Loved It. LHTC has made revisions to the original recipe.



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