I have invented Pizza Scones


The other night I wanted to make pizza. Unfortunately, I realized this after 17:00, so I didn’t have time for real pizza dough to rise. I checked the freezer and found some pitas—saved! Pita would make a fine pizza dough.

20 minutes later I have some toppings ready, and pull apart the pitas—and find some blue mold. Eeeeeewwwww! Also, now what? Now I really really don’t have time to make dough, even with a shortened rise. What can I do?
The (otherwise not very useful to me, since I never have the right ingredients) Betty Crocker 30 minute cookbook has a bunch of pizza recipes that use Bisquick… maybe I can use biscuit dough?

So I made up a batch of biscuit dough in the food processor and put the pizza toppings on that:

“Pizza” #1
Olive oil
Tomato paste
Penzey’s pizza spice
Grain-meat Italian sausages
Mozzarella cheese
More pizza spice and sausages

“Pizza” #2
Olive oil
Sage, cinnamon, and ginger
Chopped Braeburn apple
More spices and apples
Pecan halves

I baked them for about 20 minutes at 450F, until the cheese started to bubble and brown a little. Served with the world’s simplest salad (romaine, carrot, kiwi) they came out really tasty, though (like all scones) heavier than they look.
They keep and reheat well in the toaster oven—I made them Tuesday and they were still good for dinner Thursday.


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