February 9th is National Pizza Day, and it’s five days before Valentine’s Day. How about combining the two?
While some local pizzerias may offer heart shapes for the occasion, it’s no more difficult to make your own than it is to roll the dough for any homemade pizza.
MAKING A HEART-SHAPED PIZZA
Roll out the dough, first into an oval. Then taper the bottom to the point of a heart, and scrunch the top into the curve. Roll up the edges to keep the sauce from dripping off.
For Valentine’s Day, use red toppings.
Red Vegetable Toppings
Place the garnishes on the table and let everyone customize their own slices.
HOW TO MAKE PEPPERONI HEARTS
Thanks to Ciao Florentina for this easy technique to make pepperoni hearts:
It you’ve ever cut hearts from paper, you know how to do this!
*Concasse derives from the French verb concasser, to crush or grind. In cooking, the technique is most popularly used with tomatoes. The tomato is peeled, seeded and chopped to the desired size. Needless to say, although you can season it, tomato concasse tastes best when tomatoes are in season.