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How to Make Croissant Pizza Bites

First of all, I can’t come up with a snappy name for these things.

I’ve tried the obvious portmanteaus of pizzants (obviously, no) and croizzas (also, no).

I just can’t think of a snappy way to name these incredibly delicious little treats. If you have any suggestions, please send them to me. I may even think of a prize for the best one…

Whatever we decide to name them, these little savoury pastry delights are just wonderful and so easy to make; especially if you opt for the shortcut I did.

If you have kids, this would be a great thing to make together. What kid doesn’t like pizza? Or fresh croissants? Weird kids, that’s who. Don’t give me that look, if I had a kid and they didn’t like pizza I would refer to them as a weird kid, even if they were in the room.

The only difficulty I found with these snacks is that, as it turns out, I have no idea how to properly roll a croissant. I was aiming for the traditional croissant shape but, as you can see, I ended up with… something slightly different.

Step 1, I will take you through how to make your sauce (you can just use ketchup if you’re a heathen, but I would prefer that you didn’t).

Then there are just a couple of steps until you’re chowing down on some incredible edibles.

The Sauce

This is super easy, especially if you have a blender (you should know by now, I love my blender). Just quickly chop it all, throw it in and hey presto!

Ingredients:

2 Fresh Tomatoes

1 Shallot

1 Garlic Clove

Handful of Fresh Basil

Lemon Juice

Brown Sugar (you can leave this out if you want)

Salt

Pepper

Oregano

Thyme

A Drop of Olive Oil

Not going to even write a method. Chop it and blend it. Now you have a sauce.

Here come’s the shortcut!

The croissant dough I used was store bought…

That was far too much build up for that anti-climax.

Anyway, I bought it from Lidl. Actually, come to think of it, everything here is from Lidl.; it’s probably my favourite supermarket. I have an extremely limited budget and Lidl has everything I need for a price I can actually afford.

Apart from that Jamon Iberico leg that keeps catching my eye. Good Lord, I just want to buy that and sit and eat it like a  Viking.

To Make the Croissant Pizza Things

Ingredients

Lidl Croissant Dough Thing

Your Sauce

Your Choice of Cheese (I was ballin’ with mozzarella)

Any Toppings You May Want (don’t go crazy, you need to be able to close the thing)

Olive Oil

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4
  2. Follow the instructions on the packaging to roll out the croissants
  3. Spread a thin amount of your sauce onto the top, leaving half a centimetre around the entire edge
  4. Put on your cheese
  5. A light smatter of toppings (if required)
  6. Now, the folding. You can either try to fold it like an actual croissant or you can do what I did. Just sort of fold the whole thing over. Make sure the edges are tightly pinched together or you’ll get, what we call in the business, a blowout. That’s not as gross as it sounds. It just means that the cheese will explode out of the edges
  7. Put them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and lightly brush them with the olive oil
  8. Cook them for about 10-15 minutes. When they look pretty golden on the outside, you’re on the right note
  9. Enjoy!

That’s not Pizza Soup!

Recently, the internet has been all abuzz about a “Pizza Soup”. If you haven’t already heard of it, check out that link and tell me what you think earned my ire. Don’t worry, I’ll wait…

Right, you’re back. If you haven’t already noticed. That’s not “Pizza soup”. That’s a lie in a bowl, is what it is. Sorry for the language, mother, but that’s bullshit. It’s a tomato soup with cheese. Any idiot can make that. Go get a can of tomato soup, grate some cheese on top and become an internet sensation. I’m sure it’s delicious, but it’s not pizza soup.

You know what pizza is?

Definition of pizza from Google

That. That is what pizza is. Where is the dough in that other one? Nowhere, that’s where. So you haven’t made pizza soup you absolute sap. You’ve made soup. You’ve also made a massive mess by the looks of things but I’m not a hypocrite, so we’re even on that one.

I can’t honestly tell you why this irked me so much. I think a part of it was the fact that it looked like a really nice tomato soup recipe,  which they then proceeded to cover in cheese. A fact which I am more than happy to get on board with.

If they had told me “Here’s a tomato soup with cheese and it’s tasty” I would have looked at it, nodded my head in approval and gone about my day. Hell, I probably would have had a crack at making it myself.

Instead, I was sold a bill of goods and, quite frankly, I am here to collect.

The only solution to this egregious waste of my time is simple. I’m going to make a Pizza Soup and share the recipe with you all. Because I may not be the hero you want right now but I am the one you deserve.

The first thing you’re going to need is to head over to my pizza dough recipe and whip that up. As you can see, I’m not screwing around. There’s going to be dough in my pizza soup and it’s going to be goddamn delicious.
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