This morning I took my girls to see one of the free summer movies and we met a bunch of friends there. We saw “Rise of the Guardians” which turned out to be a really neat movie. Afterward, as we waited for the monsoon to clear (frequent summer rains in Florida…coming down sideways), I was chatting with my friends Robin and Rosa. It was then that I realized (yet again!) something I love hadn’t yet met made it on the blog. I shouldn’t be surprised….there’s really not enough time….I have backlogs of recipes and pictures and food ideas to share with you!
But I still can’t believe I haven’t shared these cinnamon sticks with you yet! They are SO good and super EASY! You know how much I love homemade pizza….you might remember a few of my favorites like bruschetta pizza with fresh mozzarella or easy flatbread pizzas. But as much as I love these pizzas, it’s the crust that begs me to do more and one night I did! 😉
I really, really get into trouble though with my homemade pizza crust. You see when I’m done making pizzas, I take the leftover section of dough, press it out and put in the oven for about five minutes. Then I pull it out, grab a stick of butter and coat the crust with it. Next I sprinkle it all over with cinammon sugar mixture and put it back in the oven until it gets nice and crispy and perfect.
When I pull it out and cut it into cinnamon strips of warm sugary goodness, the entire house swarms around and gobbles it up. I’m in real trouble though if I make it when my girls aren’t in the room because it’s so good I could easily eat it ALL myself (not that I have or anything lol). Yes….super addictive! Which makes it hard for me to make my pizzas regularly because I know what little self control I’ll have. Which explains my lack of a good photo….they go so fast I was lucky to snap this one right before we sliced them up and dug in!
Pizza nights are truly satisfying, but sometimes I just go too far. You have to make this the next time you make homemade pizzas, and tell me you can put it down after just one strip. What are some quick addictive desserts you’ve invented?
- Pizza dough
- Cinnamon sugar
- Preheat oven to 500 or the hottest your oven will go.
- Press out your dough to desired thickness and shape.
- Bake on greased pizza pan or greased foil on baking stone.
- Bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove pizza crust from oven and rub all over with a stick of butter. The butter will get all melty.
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the entire crust and return to oven. Bake until desired crispness.
- Slice into strips and enjoy!