Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Strawberry tropical pizza

I made a fruit pizza with Face while his big brother was away at a friend's house. It was a sweet experience. It was our first Evil think tank and I think he did a really good job at being a wicked apprentice. I don't care how righteous you are...this stuff is wrong. Just wrong. So every now and then we do splurge and make something totally wicked. My little evil genius was on full power. Including but not limited to his brainstorms where the cornmeal key lime cookie crust and the mango cream cheese sauce. I usually just do a plain sugar cookie crust. He wanted it to have some "zing" (yea that's the word he used). He kept getting all these great ideas. Could I be more proud?! Seriously this was a good one. Good enough to blog and make over and over again.

Cornmeal Lime Cookie Crust
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp rum extract
zest of one lime
juice of one lime (about 1 T)
3/4 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup all purpose flour (whole wheat works fine)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Cream sugar and butter. Add the egg, rum extract, lime zest and juice. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Chill about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly oiled pizza stone, roll out the dough to the shape of a pizza, about 12 inches in diameter. Bake 15-17 minutes, until lightly golden.

Mango cream cheese sauce:

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1T lime juice
1 tsp mango kool-aid powder (yes...I know it's not natural! Face wanted to use it...)

Mix until well combined. Spread on cooled cookie crust.

Top with 2 pints of slices strawberries and 1 cup of shredded coconut. Enjoy.
This is a great one to do as a cooking class with kids, especially if you bake the crust first so all they have to do is arrange fruit and help mix the cream cheese sauce. Have fun!
There you go. Yea...not even going to add up the Weight Watcher's points on this one. Sorry.

1 comment:

clan of the cave hair said...

coconut! That's what the "cheese" is! That cookie crust sounds divine. I love me some strawberry and lime together. That kind of makes me want my mom's keylime cheesecake. You're a terrible terrible friend ;)