The Week in Toronto

The recipe I’m sharing today is not 100% new to you if you already follow this blog. Let’s say it’s a little twist to one of our faves: pizza!

The idea is simple (like all the ideas I’m sharing this week for Valentine’s Day). I prepared the same pizza dough I do on Sundays at home, but I cut it into heart shapes using a cookie cutter.

Quick and Easy Pizza Dough

Author Martha Stewart


  • 2/3 cup warm water 110°F
  • 1/4 ounce active dry yeast not rapid rise; 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus more for brushing


  1. Combine water, yeast, and sugar in a bowl; let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add flour, salt, and oil, and stir until a ragged dough forms. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface.

  2. Knead with floured hands until dough is smooth, elastic, and tacky but no longer sticky, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl brushed with oil, turning dough to evenly coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in volume, 30 to 45 minutes. 

  3. To use it: open the dough on a non-stick surface. Pinch it with a fork to prevent it from inflating in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes at 450ºF. After that you can fill it with the toppings you want and bake for 15 minutes.

You can fill it with whatever you want. For this time I chose tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and sweet pepper drops.

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