New Year's Baking

We made almond biscotti and homemade pizzas on New Year's Day. 

Here's an adorable video I use for the biscotti recipe. Note: I don't add the orange zest. 

For the pizzas, we used a bunch of store bought dough, leftover ham chopped up, pepperoni slices, Italian sausage from a pack of links, skins removed, and browned like ground beef, some fresh grated mozzarella, and other fresh ingredients like green peppers and mushrooms, and we just let the kids build their own pizza. 

It's a messy business, but it's fun to do a few times a year. Luckily, my husband is the adult who takes ownership of pizza night, so I enjoy the break. 

We baked the pizzas on our pizza stone or a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes, keeping a look out, until the crush was golden and the cheese was melted. 

We didn't mean to shape the pizza like continents or geometric shapes, but we don't know how to get the dough to be circular yet. They were delicious in any shape. 


We each stores out leftovers in a large ziplock and had leftovers for days. 

We cut up the leftover pizza dough and made some simple dolls with it, also cooking them on the hot pizza stone until they looked done. 

We also stored these in a large ziplock.  

The girls said they absolutely loved having these reheated for ten seconds in the microwave and then cut open and smeared with butter.


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