Cheesy Italian Braid

Ingredients

1 16 oz pizza dough
1/4 cup snipped fresh basil leaves
2 plum tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 egg white
2 T. grated parmesan

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Prepare pizza dough
  3. Snip basil and slice tomatoes
  4. Roll dough onto rectangle stone or baking sheet
  5. Cut sides of dough into strips about 1 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches long
    Spread ricotta.
  6. Sprinkle half of basil and mozzarella.
  7. Arrange tomatoes and season with salt.
  8. Sprinkle remaining basil and mozzarella.
  9. Braid the strips of dough across top of filling.
  10. Brush with egg white.
  11. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  12. Bake at 425 for 20-23 minutes.

 

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Herbed Biscuit Knots

Ingredients

1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerator buttermilk biscuits
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/2 t salt
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t Italian seasoning

Directions

  1. Cut each biscuit in half.
  2. Roll each portion into a 6-inch rope; tie in a loose knot.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 400 for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the oil and seasonings.
  6. Immediately brush over warm biscuits, then brush again.