Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Don't let this unassuming loaf fool you. Because there's some deliciousness inside. When I came home from watching Julie & Julia, I was feeling hungry. I had intended to make regular caprese sandwich, but I didn't have any bread left and I wasn't going to make any until the next day. I didn't want to go to the local bakery at that time as it was way too crowded of people who had just gotten off work. But I did remember that I had one last round of pizza dough left in the freezer. Sweet!!
I had some fresh mozzarella, one medium sized tomato and some fresh basil. Drizzled little olive oil and balsamic vinegar onto the dough, then layered the ingredients onto the rolled out pizza dough and wrapped it like the shape of a demi-baguette. The shape kind of reminds of those chicken bakes found at Costco. Have I mentioned that they have good cheap food? You don't need to be a member to buy from their food court. Hotdog and a drink all for 1-2 dollars. I do like their pizzas too. Oops...Got sidetracked there for a moment.
When you cut into it you get the gooey mozzarella goodness and the juices of the tomato oozing out. Ahhh...so good, so good.
1 pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
1 medium tomato (sliced)
6-8 oz fresh mozzarella (sliced)
1 c fresh basil leaves (washed)
Preheat your oven to 350˚F
On a floured surface, roll out your pizza dough in a large rectangle shape.
Layer the ingredients: basil, tomato, mozzarella
Fold the side of the dough over and gently press to seal all the edges.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet seam side down.
Baked for 25 min or until golden brown.