I guess it’s safe to say I’m a little too into cats…and food.
Luckily, so are my friends. And we got this brilliant idea to make a pizza cat.
Definitions from ninjawords:
“pizza: noun. A baked Italian dish of a thinly rolled bread dough crust typically topped before baking with tomato sauce, cheese and other ingredients.
cat: noun. A domesticated subspecies of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet.
‘pizza cat’ is not in the dictionary.”
I don’t know what makes eating a cat-shaped pizza so great, but it is. Maybe it’s the removable bread stick arms (!), but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Here’s the basic assembly of our pizza cat. We used the Pioneer Woman’s pizza dough recipe. Be warned, this makes a lot of dough. We had enough leftover for extra bread sticks.
We rolled out the body first and stuck a tail behind it.
Then we shaped the head and the bread stick arms.
Check out those paws.
Then we slathered a garlic butter mixture on the bread sticks. My friend Adrienne really has a talent for creating pizza cat faces.
We loaded the body with sauce, cheese, and strips of basil leaves to create stripes. We placed both cookie sheets in the oven at 450 for 18 minutes. It was a little tricky since the dough was thicker in some places than others, but we didn’t burn it.
Place the bread sticks over the body.
And then add the head to the top.
Pizza cat is the best. Building the cat is as much fun as eating it.