Tuesday, April 3, 2012

TWD - Pizza Rustica

When I saw the names of the April recipes posted on the TWD blog, I was excited about Pizza Rustica, mainly because it meant one less dinner to plan for the week. I think that is one of a mother's greatest challenges - coming up with different dinner ideas that kids like. So I was a tad disappointed when I pulled out my BWJ cookbook to find that this did not appear to be a kid friendly recipe. My husband and I liked this; it was nice with a green salad and a glass of wine, similar to having quiche for dinner. My son took one bite and then headed to the freezer to see what frozen food he could have instead (taquitos). My 9 year old daughter was a good sport about it and ate half a slice.

Overall I give this recipe a thumbs up. It was easy to put together and the dough was easy to manage. I like to make crock pot spinach lasagna and always end up with half a container of ricotta; so I could see myself making this again in a 6 inch pan and halving all the ingredients. That would be the perfect size for my husband and me, while the kids forage for more frozen food.

Weighing the dough so I can split it 2/3 and 1/3.

the pizza rustica before it goes in the oven - notice the emphasis on "rustic" in the rustica, not my best lattice work
Out of the oven - I baked mine for 45 min

Ready to eat!
BTW, Mom made the lovely placemants!


Michelle Stiles said...

Looks wonderful! Wine is a necessity!

thinklovesleepdine said...

Looks elegant!

wendy (pinkstripes) said...

Looks great! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

wow you really went all the way, weighing your dough to split it!

Wannabe baker said...

My son wouldn't eat it either, but my husband loved it :-)

I love the cake and cake stand on your blog!

Cher Rockwell said...

"while the kids forage for frozen food" - that's epic :-)