Kinnikinnick Frozen GF Pizza Crust
The family recently ordered takeout pizza, and I'd already had the oven on, so I decided to try the Kinnikinnick crust I had in the freezer. I picked this crust from the very good selection at Martindales, our local excellent health food store, based primarily on price. Many of the frozen crusts cost way more than an entire large gluteny pizza, delivered, but I decided I could pony up the $4.50 or so for two personal crusts. One crust, about 6" X 8", has 220 calories, so I decided to cut one in half, dress it in jarred sauce, cheese, green peppers and spinach, and round out the rest of my meal with salad to keep from going too crazy and blowing my calorie goal for the day. I baked it on aluminum foil on a pizza pan in our hinky oven, which had a really long time to pre-heat, since the family's pizza took forever to arrive. I wanted to put mine in the oven at about the same time as everyone else was plating up their food so that I could both a) eat hot food, and b) eat when everyone else was eating.
It was a little hard cutting the frozen crust in half neatly, and a chunk on the half I was going to use broke off. I decided it didn't matter, abutted the two pieces on the pie pan, dressed it, and put it in the oven. It cooked faster than anticipated (note the brown corners), but I didn't burn the bottom. The crust tasted pretty good -- I was both happy and sad that I hadn't made more for myself. It was pretty brittle, and thus failed my bendy crust test. Still, it was better than the Bisquik crust by a long shot. I still have 1 1/2 crusts in the future, but for my next trip to Martindale's, I'll look for an alternate brand for comparison.
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