Pizza Kit/ Flatbread Crusts

Instructions

Storing TIPS

  • Take N Bakes can be refrigerated 1-2 days or can be stored in the freezer for 1-3 weeks.  Defrost 10 minutes room temperature.

  • Pizza Kits can be refrigerated for 5 days or stored in the freezer for 1 month.  Defrost Pizza Kits in refrigerator 4-6 hours prior to using.

  • If you plan to eat only 1-2 pizzas within the week that you received the kit, then take out the amount you need, and store the rest in the freezer.

  • Flatbread crusts can be separated with wax paper, parchment paper or into ziplock bags BEFORE freezing, otherwise they will freeze STUCK together.  (If this happens, the only way to separate is to thaw it out entirely.) Take these steps only if you want to take out small amounts periodically.

  • Flatbread crusts can be stored in the freezer for 3 months!  Defrost 30 minutes room temperature.

  • GLUTEN FREE crusts MUST be stored in the FREEZER and not the fridge or else they will dry out!

  • DO NOT freeze, thaw and refreeze, otherwise the quality of ingredients will be compromised.

ASSEMBLE pizzas in this order:

  • Prepare STONE/ OVEN/ GRLL as directed below steps #1-4 

  • Spread approximately 1 tsp. olive oil onto crust with back of spoon/ brush.

  • 1 Tbsp Sauce- spread sauce evenly.  Leave about 1/4" margin or less around the edges. 

  • 1 tsp. Parmesan cheese- sprinkle evenly before baking or after baking

  • 1 ½ slices of Mozzarella torn into dime size pieces- place evenly. 

  • Vegan Pizza Kit: Spread sauce as directed above. Add quarter size spoonfuls of Cashew Cream evenly spaced out.  You can also drizzle the cashew cream onto the pizza AFTER it's baked!   Evenly place a SINGLE layer of vegan mozzarella cheese.  This will help with the melting process.)  

  • Add desired veggie or meat toppings.  

  • Sprinkle with vegan Parmesan cheese


Pizza Stone (This is the preferred method!)

  1. Position oven rack to the lowest level in the oven.

  2. Position pizza stone onto center of the oven rack.

  3. Preheat oven at 475 degrees for 45 minutes. (NEVER put a cold pizza stone into a hot oven! The stone will break!)

  4. Place crust onto a lightly floured/cornmeal cutting board, upside down baking sheet pan, or pizza peel​

  5. Bring cutting board to oven. Use offset spatula to transfer flatbread from cutting board onto preheated pizza stone.

  6. Bake for 3-7 minutes (Gluten Free crusts takes a little longer) or until toppings are hot, cheese is melted and bottom of the crust is CRISPY and light-medium brown. (Baking time will vary depending on oven.)

  7. Garnish with salt, black pepper, Parmesan and herbs ie.chives, green onions. basil (optional)


Oven or Toaster Oven

  1. Position oven rack to the MIDDLE level in the oven.

  2. Preheat oven at 475 degrees for 30 minutes.

  3. Put crusts onto a baking/cookie sheet pan.

  4. Follow Assembling Instructions listed above.

  5. Put sheet pan onto center of the middle baking rack, in the preheated oven.

  6. Bake for 3-5 minutes in convection, 5-12 min in regular oven or until toppings are hot, cheese is melted and the bottom of the crust is CRISPY and light brown. (Gluten Free crusts takes a little longer) To ensure even cooking, rotate pan completely at the halfway mark.  Every oven is different, so adjust time and temperature accordingly.

  7. Garnish with salt, black pepper and chives (optional)


BBQ Grill

  1. Preheat COVERED grill on high heat for 30 minutes. Ultimately, you want it to be 450 degrees, like an OVEN!

  2. Turn down to low heat and KEEP LID ON.

  3. Place crust onto a cutting board. This will help your pizza slide off ontop the oven rack.

  4. Follow Assembling Instructions listed above.

  5. Bring cutting board to grill. Use offset spatula to transfer flatbread from cutting board onto preheated grill.

  6. Bake for 3-6 minutes or until toppings are hot, cheese is melted and the bottom of the crust is crispy and light brown.

  7. Garnish with salt, black pepper and chives (optional)


Using Eggs for Topping:

  1. Do NOT use convection! Bake according to directions listed above.

  2. Crack egg in the center of the flatbread, when adding the toppings. It’s best if the egg sits directly on top of the crust (as a single layer) and not on top of other toppings.

  3. When pizza is done & egg is cooked sunny side up, BUST open the egg, with a spoon, and smear it all over the pizza!

  4. Garnish with salt, black pepper and garlic chives (optional)

  5. If the egg is not cooked, but the crust & toppings are done, take the pizza out of the oven and BUST and smear the egg all over the pizza, and put back in the oven for 30-60 seconds.

 

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