I’ve been trying for a while now to perfect pizza dough. Or more like perfecting the baking process of the pizza. I just can’t seem to get the thin, crispy crust like you find in New York City. Perhaps it’s because my kitchen lacks the wood-burning stove (amongst many other things). So I’m giving up, for now, and tried crafting pizza on something other than your typical crust. I crafted a French Bread Pizza using a freshly baked Crusty French Bread loaf from Pillsbury. This was a great alternative to traditional dough and it was extra crispy, even when cold! I suggest serving a platter of these at your Super Bowl party.
Bake the French Bread according to the package directions. Allow it to cool before slicing the loaf into two halves.
For the sauce I combined the remaining Carmella’s Arrabbiata Sauce that I had on hand along with a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste to thicken it up. You can also use a store bought pizza sauce. Before spreading the sauce on the bread, I baked the sliced bread for 5 minutes so that the top would get crispy.
Spread the sauce evenly on both halves of the french bread and layer with your favorite pizza toppings. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and browned. Allow the pizza to cool before slicing and serving.