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Pizza Lollipops

Because everything tastes better on a stick.

Ingredients

  • Half a small pack (10 grams of active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (100°F)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce (1/2 cup for the pizza base and the rest for dipping)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of your choice (pepperoni, black olives, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, and sliced mushrooms all work!)

Steps

  1. Start by mixing active dry yeast with warm water a little bit of sugar so the yeast has something to munch on. Let it react and get foamy for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the yeast, flour, salt, and olive oil. Beat with a fork, mixing it well. Once it's almost together, transfer to a floured surface and continue kneading by hand. Add more flour to avoid stickiness and finish by forming dough into a ball.
  3. Grab a golf-ball-sized portion of dough, roll it into a ball and flatten. Insert a lollipop or cake pop stick in the middle and place it on top of a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Now, flatten it even more, making sure it keeps its round pizza shape. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F while you add the toppings.
  5. With a spoon, spread some marinara sauce on top of each small pizza. Add shredded mozzarella, then follow with your prepared toppings to create many different, colorful patterns!
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Serve with marinara sauce on the side, perfect for dipping!