Friday, May 15, 2009

Fancy Monkey Pizza
 a.k.a. man pizza?

We ended up eating this with knife and fork, because homemade biscuits don't hold up that well for dipping; so it was very fancy monkey pizza, after all.

You could ditch the cheesy tomato sauce, and just serve this as fancy monkey bread. Or ditch the monkey business, and just make biscuits.

3/4 c butter
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp garlic salt
3/4 c grated parmesan cheese

2 c flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
5 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp shortening
1/4 c milk

one jar marinara sauce
grated mozzerella cheese

Melt the butter in a small bowl, and mix the garlic powder, garlic salt, and parmesan cheese in another small bowl.

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter and shortening into flour with a pastry cutter. Stir in milk, and transfer dough to a well-floured work surface. Pat dough into a quarter-inch thick rectangle, fold crosswise and then lengthwise; then pat out dough again. Cut the dough into squares, then triangles. Dip the biscuit pieces in the butter and then the cheese, and arrange in a baking pan.

Pour about half the jar of marinara sauce into another baking pan, and top with a good amount of mozzerella cheese.

Put both pans in the oven and bake for twenty minutes. Unmold the bread onto a plate. Tear off pieces of the bread with your hands, spoon cheesy tomato sauce over bread and eat with knife and fork.

Per 1/4 pizza, 990 calories