Last week was National Pizza Week so of course I had to participate!
Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives is a show that can be found playing on the t.v. at least once a week. It’s a no-brainer show, meaning I can be doing other things while watching it and not have to worry about missing anything. During an episode last week, a pizza from Psycho Suzie’s was showcased. I immediately knew that was the pizza we were making on Saturday.
Paradise Pizza: Canadian Bacon, pineapple, pineapple rum-soaked raisins and red onion atop a pile of mozzarella
Pineapple rum-soaked raisins? Yes, please! Obviously I didn’t have a recipe to follow just an ingredient list. To prepare the raisins, I soaked about 1/2 a cup of raisins in a mixture of coconut rum (Malibu) and pineapple juice (from the can of the pineapple chunks I was going to use). Those were prepped about 5 hours before eating time.
While the dough (I used a Bob Mill’s gluten-free mix) was resting I prepped the remaining ingredients.
Pineapple chunks, pre-made pizza sauce, Canadian bacon (cut into quarters) and red onion (sliced thinly). While I was prepping those ingredients, Big Guy was grating the mozzarella. Tip: If you’re grating a mozzarella ball, place it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to make it easier.
Oh man…patience wasn’t easy while this pizza was baking.
Once it came out of the oven, I was more than ready to dig in!
Paradise Pizza perfection! Don’t let the raisins scare you! This combination had sweet, savory, salty and creamy.
I honestly escaped to paradise while enjoying this pizza. Despite my tendency to never make a recipe twice…this may be an exception.