‘Gal’entine Pizza Box Printables & Recipe

 So this is part one of our “how to throw a ‘Gal’entine’s Day Pizza Party and we’re starting with the most important detail…the ZA! First things first, you can download our pizza box printables below.
I Pepperonly Have Eyes for You!
Girls Just Wanna Have Pizza!
We printed them on matte white card stock, what’s great is they fit on a standard size piece of paper. The “pizza boxes” we used were 10″X10″X5″cake boxes from Bulk Barn. We used a tape roller to attach the label to the box.
Nat and I are serious pizza lovers. Like, 2-4 times a week next level “uuhh you guys should eat less cheese and bread” kind of pizza lovers. So we take this post very seriously 😐

I have two great pizza dough recipes to share with you. One, is a classic dough taught to me by my beautiful friend and brilliant chef at home, Kristi. It’s requires takes some time and patience but isn’t difficult and is and TOTALLY worth it. It comes out of the oven crispy on the outside and a little chewy on the inside. The other is the quickest, easiest dough I have ever made.  It’s more flaky and buttery, almost like a pie crust. I have made both other the last 2 weeks and they are suuuuuuper delicious in there own yummy ways.

Classic Pizza Crust
15 Minute Pizza Crust
Adapted from House of Yum
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter (room temp)
oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, or prep your pizza stone.
  1. In
    large mixing bowl combine all ingredients, using dough hook mix on low
    speed until one ball of dough forms. (This can be made without a mixer,
    you will just stir until you have a ball of dough that forms) Keep flour need by, it’s a pretty stick dough. Just add flour as you need to.
  2. Sprinkle
    flour onto a rolling pin and your hands, remove the ball of dough from
    the mixing bowl and pat down with flour to help form into a solid ball.
  3. Separate the dough into four or five balls, depending on what size pizza’s you want. cover your rolling pin in flour and roll a dough ball flat, until it’s your desired width. I like this particular dough on the thinner side. It’s easier to roll it out flat and the cut your dough into heart shapes with a sharp knife. You can also try putting 2 medium balls side by side with a smaller one under them in the middle and rolling that out into a heart. This may require some tugging and shaping of the dough with your hands.
    Makes 4-5 mini pizzas – bake 10-12/until bottom begins to spot brown.
Now on whichever dough you used you’ll need some delicious sauce. You can use your favorite recipe or bottle. I personally don’t eat pre-made sauces, they’re full of sugar and junk that I don’t  think something as delicious as pizza sauce needs! No judgement though, if you like Ragu, Ragu it is.

Sauce It UP!

but first…use a basting brush to put a nice coat of your favorite olive oil on your dough. 

In Calabria, Italy, where my family is from, they don’t cook the sauce before it goes in the pizza because it cooks in the oven…makes sense, right?
I use a bottle of San Marzano Puree (It’s my favorite brand but any will do as long as there is no added preservatives or ingredients, should be just tomatoes and maybe a bit of salt if anything)
Pour the bottle of strained tomatoes into a bowl, add a tablespoon of olive oil, 2-4 cloves of garlic, fresh basil, fresh oregano and salt to taste. spread it over your pizza.
You may be thinking, that’s not much of a recipe! When it comes to sauce, I say “quanto basta” which means, as much as you like.  Channel your inner Nonna and taste it as you go 😉

Add your toppings. I threw a pizza party for a few GF’s the other day and I thought it would be fun to let everyone pick her own toppings. I roasted zucchini, red peppers and tomatoes and put out blue cheese, fresh mozzarella, goat cheese, figs, cooked pancetta, prosciutto, hot pepper, onions, pepperoni (use a heart cookie cutter to make it extra awesome!) mushrooms, jalapenos, pineapple, red pepper flakes, and fresh cracked pepper. Although classic cheese or pepperoni pizza is awesome, it was extra fun for everyone to build their own.

Use parchment or wax paper to line the inside of the box. Put the pizza on it and wowzers, you’re a pizza party hosting wizard!
Stay tuned for more details on our ‘Gal’entine Pizza Party, we have tons of other DIY’s coming your way 🙂
Don’t forget to tag us if you use the printables, or recipe or are inspired by this post. We want to see your work!
+ Nat

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