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Valentine's Day may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't surprise your loved ones year-round with heart-shaped food. My kids love it when I surprise them every now and then with food in fun shapes. So today I'm going to show you how to make quick and easy heart-shaped pizza breads that can be as individual as the person you are serving them to.
- Bread: I used La Torta Bread (available at Smart & Final)
- La Romanella Pizza Sauce
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Toppings: La Romanella Sandwich Pepperoni, La Romanella Mild Italian Sausages, green pepper, fresh basil, crushed garlic, caramelized onions
- Caramelized onions: onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, sugar, butter
Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
Begin by caramelizing your onions.
Slice into thin strips and cook in a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once they start browning add a pinch of salt. Leave them to brown, scraping the bottom of the pan occasionally and make sure to turn them before they burn. You can add a little water if they start to dry out. Turn down the heat and add 1/2 tablespoon of butter and a pinch of sugar. Toss them occasionally and continue scraping the pan a little. For the last minute of cooking add 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Set aside until ready to use them.
Remove the sausages from their casings.
Add a little more olive oil to the pan you caramelized the onions in. Break the sausages into small pieces and cook until browned and heated through.
Using a large heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out the bread. I was able to get two hearts out of each piece.
Start adding your toppings. I made pepperoni and cheese for the kids and sausage with caramelized onions and basil for us.
The reason I purchased the La Romanella sandwich pepperoni instead of the regular one is it's much larger, which made it perfect for cutting in half and shaping like a heart by overlapping the two pieces.
The gourmet sausage, caramelized onion and basil pizza bread was topped with the La Romanella pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, caramelized onions, sausage, green pepper, a little crushed garlic and fresh basil.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
This bread is delicious, it crisps on the outside but stays soft in the middle.
All items for these pizza breads were purchased from Smart & Final. They are a one-stop shop for everything you need.
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