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Mock Pizza Recipe

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Hub Goodrich
Added: Friday, March 04, 2005


4 Pita bread (large size)
Butter (optional)
Anything else you want to put on

Preheat the broiler. Cut around the entire outside edge of the pita bread. When you are done you will have two pieces of flat, round pita bread. If you want, put a very thin layer of butter on each slice. Put slices of cheese all around each slice. Now add anything else you want - onion, pepperoni, green pepper, etc. Place in a pan and put in the broiler. This cooks fast so keep a close eye on it and check every minute or so.

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Preparation Time:
15 minutes, depending on how many items you are cutting up and adding.
Personal Notes:
While in Afghanistan in the 60's I used to make pizza with Bisquick for the dough. When it was not available, which was often, I did not care to try to make the dough from scratch. I just got the idea to cut the Arab bread in half after noticing that it formed a pocket that could be easily cut. I tried tomato paste and various other things but local ingredients were sparse so I usually stuck with cheese, some kind of meat etc. In season I could add fresh tomatoes but it was actually up to a person's taste. My roommate, Joe Castellani, liked to add onions.
I only made it in Kabul where I had a house with stove/oven. I didn't have these when traveling and living in other cities.




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