Consider me a Pinterest addict. You can find me here. Feel free to follow and I will follow you back! Basically it is a gallery of photographs of everybody’s favourite things and/or ideas they want to try. A lot of foodies hang out there and have some imaginative ideas, like making a stuffed-pizza with a waffle iron.
I had some leftover homemade pizza dough I did not know what to do with so this idea was perfect for me. The only problem? I did not have any traditional pizza-toppings and/or sauces available. I started to think of the pizza more as a crepe and filled it with seafood, mushrooms and spinach instead. For the sauce I used my favourite, PC Black Label Truffle Aioli (the expiry date is fast approaching!).
I put the “stuffing” on one side and then folded it over, thinking of it like a calzone, then pinched the dough closed. I put it onto the hot greased waffle maker, did my best to kind of close it and let it cook for four minutes.
Wow!!! Cool!!! It did kind of work. Now how did it taste?
I cut it up into sections, added a little more aioli and died and went to heaven. But! It was the darkest day and I was not happy with the above photo so that meant I had to make it again the next day, right?
Since I loved it so much, I made an even bigger version this time, hehehe…
I folded over the edges to make sure it didn’t pop open since it was so much bigger. OMG, I could not wait to eat it again!
Much better photo! I loved how it turned to stained glass and you could see all the treats inside! Good, I really wanted to do this dish justice.
Warning though, as you push down on the waffle iron to press the pizza/crepe/sandwich… be careful of the steam that could come out. I had a really close call. Oh and the bigger the pizza, the longer it will take to cook through, this one took about six minutes.
It got all nice and crispy, the texture was perfection! I was absolutely shocked. I really thought this was a crazy idea that would leave me totally disappointed. The fact that it was a huge success only feeds my Pinterest addiction even more. My foodie friends on Facebook also told me I could use my waffle iron to make paninis… genius!
Finding new ideas is getting tougher and tougher. Everything is all about efood these days (celebrity culture, food fights and wars…). To come up with new techniques, recipes and actually learn about food I am turning more and more to the internet. And having a blast!
Is there anything better than having fun with food?! I don’t think so!