MINI PIZZAS

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YOU WILL NEED:

Home made or a jarred sauce of your choosing
French, Italian or Puerto Rican Bread loaf
Mozzarella cheese shredded
Ricotta cheese (optional)
Bacon, pepperoni slices, cooked chopped meat
Small diced onions, mushrooms, green peppers, or whatever you like on your pizza already cooked
package of English muffins
Olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Saute your meat, bacon, onions , mushrooms in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil till done.

2. Split English muffins in half and place on lightly oiled baking  sheet.

3. Place spoon full of sauce on tops of English muffins until coated.

4.  Add mozzarella cheese evenly on top of sauce. Add tiny bits of ricotta around the pizzas.

5. Add the remaining cooked  ingredients that you like on top of cheese.

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Bake in oven that has been preheated to  325 degrees Fahrenheit for ten to fifteen minutes and enjoy.!

Have a blessed day!

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TOMATO ROSE AND MOZZARELLA PLATE

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PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes

May do the night before but must store ingredients separately.

 

YOU WILL NEED:

1. FRESH BALLS OF MOZZARELLA  (balls are nice because they are same shape as tomatoes however, not essential. Square mozzarella will look nice too)

2. BASIL LEAVES

3. OLIVE OIL  or ITALIAN SALAD DRESSING (optional)

4. TOMATOES ( ones that will be turned into roses need to be firmer)

5. SHARP KNIFE OR PARING KNIFE

 

PREPARATION:

1.  Cut mozzarella into 1/8 inch slices and store covered in refrigerator.

2. Cut tomato slices 1/8 inch think and store covered in refrigerator.

3. Take some of basil leaves and roll on top of each other into tube shape and slice thinly across to turn into shreds as seen in photograph. RECOMMEND DOING THIS AT LAST MINUTE SO THEY LOOK FRESH.

4. Reserve two leaves of basil for each tomato rose.

5. Cut stem out of top of tomato.

6. Beginning at top of tomato start slicing just beneath the skin of tomato in a spiral pattern all around and down the entire length of tomato. when reaching the end you will need to make the last part of the spiral be a round part that will be the entire bottom of the tomato. This will serve as the base of the rose so that it can stand. NOTE : the sliced spiral will need to be supported as you go to avoid breakage. If it does break, no worries. You can piece together. But try not to let it break.

7.  With the bottom part  of the tomato first, start gently twirling spiral around and on top of it to form rose. Set gently on plate and place one fresh basil leave on each side.

8. If doing individual plates you will need more roses. If doing a platter make three roses and place in center of platter and spread alternating slices of tomato and mozzarella around the roses in a circle. Cut and sprinkle fresh basil across the top and drizzle with olive oil if desired.

 

VARIATION:

May thinly drizzle Italian salad dressing on top  of tomatoes and mozzarella in a single  motion.

Have a blessed day!