Create Pizza Perfection with Stonefire Italian Pizza Crusts
I am a bit of a control freak in the kitchen. I have a hard time just letting go and giving my kids the chance to create and make a mess of things. I’m working on it, really I am. I’m taking baby steps and slowly giving my kids the chance to participate in more of our meal making and baking. My seven year old is getting the hang of cracking eggs IN the bowl and my four year old is a master at adding “a dash of”, “a pinch of” and “sprinkling”. I try not to notice the counters and floors that get their equal share of ingredients and just enjoy the moment.
So what’s our favorite thing to make and eat together? Pizza! From almost start to finish, my daughters can make most of it themselves. The only complicated step is the crust; I’ve yet to find a successful pizza dough recipe. My attempts at homemade pizza dough have produced crusts that are too crispy, too flavorless or too soggy and undercooked. I’ve steered clear of premade crusts since many are filled with preservatives and taste like cardboard. But my views on premade pizza crusts changed when I tried out Stonefire Naan Flatbread last summer. Preservative free and made of the finest ingredients, Stonefire Naan Flatbread was a deliciously simple solution to my pizza problems. On the grill or in the over, Stonefire Naan Flatbread always turns out a great base for your pizza creations: a mild smoky flavor and the texture is a perfect balance of crispy and chewy. How can you top that? (Pun totally intended!) Well, Stonefire did…introducing new Stonefire New Italian Pizza Crusts.
Stonefire Italian Pizza Crusts are authentic, hand stretched crusts made with traditional ingredients and no preservatives. Each pizza crust has been baked at high heat in a stone oven to give it the look and taste of an authentic Italian Pizza Crust. There are three delicious varieties to choose from: Italian Artisan Pizza Crust, Italian Artisan Multigrain Pizza Crust or Italian Thin Pizza Crust with Sauce.
For this review I had the chance to try out the Italian Thin Pizza Crust with Sauce which comes in a round shape and packaged with an authentic Italian sauce made with real tomatoes and basil. The large size of Stonefire’s Italian Thin Pizza Crust is enough to feed my family of four (two adults and two kids.) Paired with a fresh salad, it makes a great meal. For our Stonefire pizza test, we decided upon a family favorite: Hawaiian pizza. My four year old was in charge of the pizza crust (opening the bag, viola!) and spreading around the tasty sauce, “It’s just like painting” she informed me. Both my girls had fun sprinkling/dumping an entire bag of mozzarella cheese on our pizza before my older daughter used her decorative skills to perfectly place the Canadian bacon and pineapple on top. A big plus about using Stonefire’s Italian Thin Pizza is the cooking time. Since the crust is fully cooked – it takes no more than 10 minutes to cook. This is awesome when I’ve got two hungry, impatient little girls desperate to try out their latest creation. As I mentioned before, I like a bit of crunch in my pizza crust so it only took 7 minutes directly on the oven rack for our pizza to come out perfect. The texture of the Stonefire Pizza Crust got rave reviews all around, it wasn’t paper thin and could stand up to our heavily plastered pizza toppings. Stonefire Pizza Crusts will definitely be our first choice for homemade pizza-making. And doesn’t everything just taste better when it’s made with love?
I’m looking forward to trying out the other varieties of Stonefire’s Pizza Crusts and using one of the many creative recipes found online at www.stonefire.com. Doesn’t this recipe sound absolutely amazing?
Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza
1 Stonefire Artisan Pizza Crust
2 sprigs of fresh mint (optional)
1 tbsp. (15 ml) olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small red chili or 1/2 cup (125 m) grape tomatoes, cut in half
3 slices of prosciutto
1/2 pkg 200g buffalo mozzarella or 1 cup (250 ml) grated mozzarella
1 cup (250 ml) baby arugula
Preheat oven to 4000F (2200C)
Remove flatbread from packaging and place on a large baking sheet or pizza pan
Finely chop mint. Place in a small bowl along with oil and garlic. Stir to mix. Brush over flatbread.
Slice chili into rounds.
Tear prosciutto into thin strips.
Tear cheese into small chunks. Scatter cheese, prosciutto and chili rounds over flatbread.
Bake in center of preheated oven until cheese is melted and flatbread is crispy to your liking.
Remove from oven. Scatter arugula on top of Pizza. Slice and serve warm.
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Disclosure – This product was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the writing of this review; however, opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
Emily is also very active in the local MOMS CLUB. The mother of two girls, ages 7 and 3, Emily also cares for her lovable old shihtzu, a frisky kitty and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Originally from Wisconsin, Emily transplanted to Pacific Northwest after college to be with the handsome, sweet guy she met on Spring Break. They have now been married for 10 years. Emily hates housecleaning, loves wine and enjoys dining out. She would love to find a cure for the depression and anxiety she has dealt with on and off since early adulthood, just like me. She is an amazing mom and friend.