My father is notoriously
However, the pizza was never all that fascinating. It was the Crazy Bread that always made my day. In fact, we'd always get a bag of Crazy Bread, which dad and me would "sneak" pieces of on our way back home. There would always be that moment of self-control when dad would suggest we stop, and save mom some.
It's interesting how simple Crazy Bread is. It's really just butter and a crap-load (that's the official terminology) of powdered Parmesan cheese (there are some regional differences, for instance, in Canada they add a bit of garlic powder). Unlike other clone recipes out there that use store bought dough, I highly recommend taking the extra time to make your own dough. Don't skimp on the butter and cheese, and after nostalgia gets the best of you, you can use the same recipe for their Italian Cheesy Bread by adding some mozzarella and provolone on top.
2.5 cups bread flour
1 cup + 1 tablespoon of oil
1 packet of rapid rise yeast (2 ¼ teaspoon)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon of sugar
Parmesan cheese (The powdery shaky kind.)
1. Mix flour, salt and yeast in a bowl. Add oil and knead dough for 8-10 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 200°F, then shut off.
3. Place dough in a sprayed glass or metal bowl and cover with tin-foil.
4. Place in oven for 45 minutes to rise.
5. Place on a greased baking sheet and spread. Keep it thick, about 8-10 inches round.
6. Brush generously with melted butter.
7. Sprinkle with low-fat Parmesan cheese
8. Bake at 450° F for approximately 10 minutes on the middle rack.