Monday, 21 May 2012

Sweetza - or the fake-out take-out!

Sweet Pizza


You would be forgiven for thinking the above picture is of a hot pizza fresh from the delivery man - Disneyboi certainly thought he was having pizza for dinner when I showed it to him. But no, Cakeyboi has not gone all savoury - the pic is of a 'Sweetza' I made at the weekend.

The base is not pizza dough, but Blondie - a bit like Brownie without the cocoa powder added. I used the Blondie recipe at the following link http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/blondies/ . Luckily I had the butterscotch chips on hand (see previous post), but you could use white chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or leave them out altogether. And instead of the usual square baking tin, I used a metal pizza dish and baked it until it looked sort of done, about the 18 minute mark. It was spread out over a larger area, so didn't need as long to bake.I then let it cool completely in the tin. I then up-turned it, keeping everything crossed that it didn't fall apart. Which it didn't, peeling off the baking paper in one go. Success! Now the decorating.



I had bought some Raspberry Dessert Sauce from the supermarket and swirled this on the base, to look kind of like tomato sauce. I then took some fruit I had bought, and chopped it up - sliced strawberries (pepperoni?), red grapes (olives?), green apple with the skin on (green pepper?) and pineapple, which just needed to be pineapple really. I then made up a quick cream cheese frosting,

4 ounces full-fat cream cheese
1 ounce softened unsalted butter
Half tsp vanilla extract
4.5 ounces of icing sugar

Firstly mix the cheese and butter really well, until combined, stir in the vanilla and then slowly stir in the icing sugar (or your kitchen will not know what has hit it!), This should be a nice spoonable consistency, but if not add a few drops of milk, until it runs off your spoon. I then dribbled the frosting on top too look like melted cheese. And last of all I grated white chocolate on top to look like grated Parmesan.

The result was very convincing as pizza. When I tried it, I had to keep reminding myself it was sweet not savoury. And my myriad of guinea pigs loved it. The Blondie base was delicious - buttery and almost a treacle like flavour. With the sweetness of the fruit and frosting it balanced really well. One to try for surprising someone - or just for the sheer indulgence! Oh and thank you to the pizza shop for letting me have the box for free!!




6 comments:

  1. It was delicious tho a tad strange - my brain expected cheese!

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  2. This looks great! I love blondies. In the States we used to make a cookie pizza using sugar cookie dough as the base and sliced kiwi, strawberries and grapes as the toppings. It looked lovely and tasted good, too. I suppose the blondie base is the thick crust pizza and the cookie dough base could be the thin crust pizza!

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  3. Awesome idea! You're so creative!

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  4. Yum! What a great idea to take round to a friend's house - would really confuse them! :) x

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