Monday, June 07, 2010

Peppes pizza in a "Pillsbury" tube



I love food à la americana, and a few weeks ago, I found that the Norwegian pizza brand Peppes had been inspired by the American Pillsbury brand and introduced fresh pizza dough into a tube. Marvellous!!

In the US you'll find a wide range of ready made bread and pastry dough in a tube. You just tear from one end and it opens up with a - pop! You can either get one loaf or cinnamon rolls, croissants, or bisquits, the latter skilfully perforated and easy to separate and just put on an greased oven-proof dish and baked.

I know that for many foodies products like these are an abomination, but I love them wildly!! I was thrilled to see that the Norwegian manufacturer Peppes had introduced pizza crust inspired by the Pillsbury's for sale at my grocers. As easy and convenient as by the beach in New England. I brought to of them home from my local supermarket for easy meals in my summer home.

Pizza à la Pillsbury (Serves two hungry men)

Last Friday I impressed my guests with this hitherto unknown way of preparing a pizza in a hurry. I opened up one of the two tubes placing the dough in an oven tray. To make a Pizza à la Pillsbury you'll need:

1 tube of Peppes fresh pizza dough
2-3 tbsp good pizza sauce
Serrano ham, 4-6 thin slices
1/2 jar of Barilla pesto
100 grams of regular cheese (Emmenthal/Norvegia), grated
50 grams Parmesan cheese, finely grated

Pop open a packet of ready-made pizza dough. Place on an oiled baking tray.

Open a jar of good pizza sauce and spread a liberal amount onto the crust. Follow by a layer of large slices of Spanish serrano ham, dollops of Barilla pesto and grated Norvegia and Parmesan cheese on top.

Placed it a hot oven, bake until golden!

Easy and wicked according to my friends and myself!

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