Homemade Cinnastix

prepared pizza dough (I use my favorite dough)

melted butter

a little vegetable oil

1 Tbl. ground cinnamon mixed with 1/2 c. sugar


Icing:

1 Tbl. melted butter

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

a little milk


Pizza Stone Directions (What I do):  Place pizza stone in cold oven.  Preheat to 500 degrees.  Meanwhile, roll out pizza dough into desired shape(s) and size(s).  Using a perforated roller or pizza cutter, cut dough into strips, not quite cutting the entire way through the dough.  Combine some melted butter and a splash of vegetable oil and brush all over dough.  Sprinkle a little cornmeal over a pizza peel (this will help the dough slide off easily).  Place dough onto pizza peel and slide dough onto hot pizza stone.  Lower oven temperature to 425 degrees and bake until crust is nice and crispy on the bottom (you don't want it burnt crispy, just nicely browned, so it will still be chewy), about 10-15 minutes.  While the dough is baking, combine all of the icing ingredients and whisk until smooth, adding milk until it reaches desired consistency.  Very carefully remove pizza from oven and immediately sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture (as much as you want).  Then, brush or drizzle icing over the top while still hot.  Serve while warm.    


*I highly recommend a pizza stone.  You have never had GOOD homemade pizza until you try it on a pizza stone.  I really think it makes all the difference in the world, well that and having a good pizza dough recipe helps too!  They really aren't that expensive and are well worth it.  Mine is similar to this one and I love it.  I also have this pizza peel to transfer the dough to the hot stone. 


Oven Directions without a pizza stone (I have not tried this version):  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Roll out pizza dough into desired shape(s) and size(s).  Using a perforated roller or pizza cutter, cut dough into strips, not quite cutting the entire way through the dough.  Combine some melted butter and a splash of vegetable oil and brush all over dough.  Bake for about 15 minutes or until cooked through, keeping a close eye on it, so it doesn't over bake.  While the dough is baking, combine all of the icing ingredients and whisk until smooth, adding milk until it reaches desired consistency.   Remove pizza from oven and immediately sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture (as much as you want).  Then, brush or drizzle icing over the top while still hot.  Serve warm.


Jenn's Notes:  The original recipe calls for buttered flavored oil, which I did not have.  That is why I mixed a little melted butter with vegetable oil.  I don't know if that is the same thing as buttered flavored oil, but that is what I did and it has worked every time!  I have not tried it with just straight butter, but I would imagine it would work just fine too.  I roll out the dough pretty thin, because it puffs up a lot during baking.  I usually make a full batch of my pizza dough and make one regular pizza and one dessert pizza.  I have also tried making mini dessert pizzas and that works too. I prefer shaping the dough into a rectangle, that way, the cinnastix all end up the same size!  So, depending on the size and shape of cinnastix you do, you might have to adjust the cinnamon and sugar measurements and the icing measurements.  Pre-slicing the dough makes them easy to just pull-apart when they are done baking.


Pizza Dough
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
1 c. all purpose flour 
1 c. bread flour
1 Tbl. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 Tbl. active dry yeast
3/4 c. warm water

Dissolve yeast in the water; add the sugar and let set for 5 minutes.  Make sure it is frothy and bubbly or start over.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine both flours and salt.  Add yeast mixture and mix for 4 minutes using the dough hook.  Dough will pull away from the sides of the bowl and stay in a ball while kneading.  If it is sticking to the sides of the bowl, add a little flour at a time, until it no longer sticks.  Or, if it is too dry, add a little water (a little goes a long way).  Place in a greased bowl and let rise until doubled (about 45 minutes).  Roll out onto a lightly floured surface and place on a greased baking sheet (or pizza peel if using a pizza stone).  Top with desired toppings and bake until crust is crispy and cheese is bubbly, about 15 minutes.
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