They had a really good deal on bulk baguettes in the grocery store the other day so I picked up a pack. As per normal . . . we only got two of them used on the day, and the next day I had 3 left and no room in the freezer to store them.
I decided to make baguette pizzas, which is a great way to use bread that is not at it's freshest and makes even stale loaves taste freshly baked.
You pay a premium price for one of these tasty pizzas in all of the sandwich shops. They're very easy to make at home though, and are great ways of getting rid of little bits of whatever you have to hand, and leftovers you might have floating around your refrigerator that need using up.
Kids LOVE making and eating them too! They can choose their own toppings, customized to their own likes and tastes. They're a great slumber party snack for the teens, or perfect for game day as well!
I love to use chopped baby pickled sweet and sour hot cherry peppers and dry cured olives on mine. Oh so yummy! The pesto base makes a nice change from tomato sauce!
These can be whatever you want them to be. Dress them up or down. The choice is yours.
3 (12-inch) French Baguettes
1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
green pesto (I use the fresh one from the chiller cabinet in the store or make my own)
Selected toppings: (Any or all)
grated cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, ham, pepperoni, parma ham, cooked bacon, salami, black and/or green olives,
sun dried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, sliced red onion,tuna, roasted peppers, pickled hot peppers
Preheat the oven to 220*C/425*F/ gas mark 7. Slice each baguette in half lengthwise through the middle. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven until they are a bit crisp. Remove from the oven and while warm, rube each baguette half with the cut side of the garlic. Discard the spent garlic.
Spread each toasted half with some pesto and then top with a variety of toppings as desired. Pop back into the oven and roast for 6 to 8 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the toppings are heated through.
My Pampered Chef party went ever so well last evening. I think everyone had a fabulous time. We got to see some really quality products and to try them out first hand. We got to eat some really delicious food as well . . . "FAT Free" Yorkshire puddings, baked in the Pampered Chef stone ware muffin tin. They were enormous and crispy and oh so delicious. It was hard to believe that they were fat free, but it's true! Fat free Yorkies! I've been waiting all my life for these! There was a fabulous Hot Broccoli dip and some really tasty Rolo Tarts as well. If you were unable to attend and were wanting to order anything, you still have time to do so.
The party page for my party doesn't close until tomorrow and you can visit my party page and place an order online. Don't forget anyone who places an order online will be put into a draw for a five card selection of my own personally designed and handmade Greeting Cards (Your choice), a Pampered Chef Season's Best Cookbook and a Mini Measure All Cup.
You can't lose!
What you have to do:
First hop on over to Julie's page . . . HERE.
Once you are on Julie's Page click on the Shop Online link. Once there, it will tell you that there are two ways to shop, first if you've been invited to a show . . . (This is the one you want)
This is where you have to put my name in the host area:
Marie in the first bit, Rayner in the second bit (make sure you spell it right, with an er not an or or an ar . . . then click . . .
it will then list my show as a hyper link . . . click on the link and shop away. I've only had one online order thus far, so your chance of winning the prizes are quite good!
“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
"Winter is dead.”
~AA Milne, when we were very young
NOTE: I am away at the moment helping my mother with her treatment for lung cancer. I have set up a few posts to post whilst I am away as a special surprise. Some are new and some are reposts of old favourites that you may have forgotten, or if you are a new reader may not even have seen. I'll be back at the end of May, but in the meantime . . . Enjoy!
PS - I will only have sporadic internet use, so if you ask a question and I don't get back to you . . . it's not that I don't want to. It just may take me a while.