Not long back I had a craving for Little Caesar's Crazy Bread. I wasn't willing to drive across town to buy any though, so I scoured the internet until I found a recipe I thought would suffice. Most of the recipes I found used refrigerated, canned pizza dough as the base, and I'll be honest, I don't care for that stuff at all! Then I found this recipe at Life at the Holman's that made the dough from scratch and gave it a try.
It was exactly like Little Caesar's, only fresher! I make this at least once a week, usually at the kids' request. Sometimes we eat it as an accompaniment to a meal, sometimes as a snack. It's quick and easy, too!
Here's what you need:
1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teas yeast
2 teas sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
1 teas salt
2 TBSP butter, melted and combined with 1 teas garlic powder
2 TBSP grated Parmesan cheese
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the warm water, yeast and sugar. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or so, until the mixture is foamy.
Add the flour and salt. Using a dough hook, knead the dough for 5 minutes or until it's smooth and not sticky. Let rest for 10 minutes.
Brush a pizza pan with a little olive oil. I like to sprinkle a little cornmeal over the pan to make it more like Little Caesar's but you don't have to. Roll out the dough to cover the pan. Using a pizza cutter, slice down the middle then across to form sticks. Let rest for 10 more minutes.
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately brush with butter mixture, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve warm with pizza sauce.