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Day 4 – Countdown to Christmas 2014 Chocolate Caramel Pizza Puffs

Take a minute and just gawk, drool (don’t forget to wipe your chin) and say ‘Wow!’ out loud at this latest pizza puff recipe. I’ve been holding out on you guys with this recipe.  I mean first… it’s CHOCOLATE PIZZA DOUGH!  Wait, what?  No it’s not a chocolate cookie pizza, it’s actually pizza dough that has cocoa, chocolate and all kinds of awesome stuff!  We’ve all had dessert pizzas which is simple pizza dough, a sweet “sauce” and then fruit toppings. Those are really good and I love them but this one, this came out of a pure need and desire for pizza and chocolate.. together.

Now I’m all for mashing up recipes and seeing what new thing I can create but I didn’t want melted chocolate spread on regular dough. No I wanted the dough to be chocolately.  I’ve been working on this recipe for seriously years.  Either it was too chocoately (yes there such a thing) or it didn’t have the right consistency.  Something was…off. This one honestly was a challenge for me. So like many of you I turned to Google to figure out what I was missing.  Don’t ask me how I found it but I came across a UK company that had a chocolate crusted pizza that was actual pizza dough.  I did some reading about it and them.  Eventually I found their recipe (everything is on the Internet) and saw that ours were pretty similar.  The whole chocolate pizza dough concept is pretty standard – flour, salt, yeast, sugar, cocoa and water.  Where ours differed is they used olive oil and I was using canola oil.  Since theirs looked awesome I swapped out my canola for olive oil and made the dough.  It looked good but…. but… I hated the taste.  The olive oil, to me, was a bad, bad idea.  So back to the drawing board… er flour board.

Chocolate Caramel Pizza Puffs

It wasn’t until I was making my Sicilian Crust pizza the one day did it dawn on me to try butter in my chocolate dough.  The butter made sense.  It lent to that soft, tender dough texture that I wanted.  Needless to say I got out the ingredients and made another batch.  Well the texture was spot-on but the flavor was just … I don’t know; it just wasn’t there.  So for at least a year I put this in the archives and kind of forgot about it.

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