If the made the baguette bread recipe from earlier, you’re probably thinking what other dishes you can make with either the long baguettes or the petite baguettes. Well you can make a bunch of different stuff:
– Garlic Bread (poorman’s version or high class version)
– A nice and crunchy sandwich
– Croutons or faux bagel chips
– French bread pizza
– Bruschetta (or brushetta for those without spell check)
You get the idea……..
Right now I’m kind of sandwiched out, and pizza sounds like a good idea with what is left in my refrigerator. And the best part about french bread pizza, is that you can suck at cooking and still make a great french bread pizza. So lets make some french bread pizza.
Since I only had two small baguettes left in the fridge that I made a couple of days ago. I might as well use both of them before they go moldy. Since the french bread recipe that I use, the baguettes have no preservatives added, so they don’t last very long.
The recipe for a french bread pizza is pretty straightforward. Preheat the oven to 400F. After it reaches temperature wait about 10 minutes for the oven temp to even out. In the mean time while the oven is preheating, lets make up the pizzas. Take the baguettes and slice in half lengthwise, just like you would make a sandwich. Place the cut halves onto a lined jelly roll pan. Top with the usual toppings (pizza sauce, basil, parmesan, mozzarella, pepperoni), or with whatever crazy combo you want. Pop it in the oven for about 20 minutes until the pepperoni and
cheese is nicely browned. After you take it out of the oven, let it sit to cool for about 5-10 minutes before digging in. Your mouth will thank you.
So before you run out to the grocery store to get some overpriced french bread pizza from the freezer case, consider making it yourself. Enjoy.