Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Bandera Pizza Bread

Bandera Pizza Bread


1/2 recipe Pizza Dough
Pizza Spice
1/2 Cup shredded Mozzarella
3-4 Tablespoons Italian Dressing
3 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese


Prepare the pizza dough and the pizza spice and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a small pizza pan with parchment paper.

Roll out the pizza dough into a circle that is about 1/4 inch thick. Spread the Italian dressing over the top. Sprinkle a even layer of pizza spice over the Italian dressing. Spread the cheeses over the top and transfer to the parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for between 7-14 minutes, checking after 7 and 10 minutes. The bandera pizza bread is ready when the cheese is bubbly and brown, and the bottom is a golden toasted color. Allow the pizza bread to sit for 5 minutes before cutting, and cut into small wedges.

Goes great as a side with some Italian dishes. . .

In case you wondered, this is sometimes served with Santa Fe Ranch Dip, or Spicy Ranch Dip.



So I may have mentioned before that I pretty much die for any kind of potato, especially fried. But there is another food which I love much more than I should, and I have a large behind to show for it! That other food is garlic bread and garlic fingers, and other forms of garlic and butter and cheese on bread. But sometimes I just have to admit it to myself that while I love garlic fingers with lots of fresh garlic butter and cheese, I sometimes want something just slightly less heavy, and maybe a little less likely to have the consequence of terrible garlic breath for days. When the latter is what I am after I make Bandera pizza bread. Its pretty easy to make, and tastes awesome. Plus most people don't have any idea what it is and are just impressed to have something new and different. I count on having a few new and different things when I have people over, it tends to leave them feeling more impressed with the meal. But I digress. . . Bandera pizza bread! Awesome to eat and easy to make.

PS October 2013: Sometimes I also make a hybrid Garlic-Bandera Pizza Bread where I put a thin layer of melted Rustic Garlic Butter on the pizza dough before the Italian Dressing and pizza spice. Everything could always use more butter. . . .

PS April 2014

Pizza Spice


1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Pepper
1 Teaspoon ground coriander
3 Teaspoons dried rosemary
1 Teaspoon thyme
2 Teaspoons basil leaves
1 Teaspoon oregano leaves
1 Teaspoon parsley leaves
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
1/4 Teaspoon paprika (optional, this makes it a bit more spicy)

Measure and mix everything together. Enjoy. 


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  3. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the page layout of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.

    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people
    could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having
    one or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

    1. Hi! Thank you for your comment. When I first started this blog I didn't have a good computer, a digital camera, or a camera on my phone so adding pictures to my blog was a real challenge. I have tried to add more pictures as time has gone on, but I will fully admit I am rather slack at getting pictures here.

      Also, I personally find the current 'style' of most food blogs obtuse. I honestly just want to get to the recipe, see the ingredients and how challenging the recipe is. So since I am selfish and this is mostly a blog for me to keep my favorite recipes, I try and keep it real simple.