Homemade crazy bread, fried rice and fruit pudding…

Posted by on April 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm.

Last evening I gave my daughter two choices for today’s lunch/dinner; Chinese or Little Caesar’s. She chose Little Caesar’s.

Months can go by before we venture into a restaurant, and we rarely frequent fast food joints but I was making an exception today since I really just wanted to hang with her. Last month was the first time she ate Little Caesar. She disliked their pizza, still liking our homemade pizza better than any restaurant pizza we’ve tried thus far. She tried their Crazy Bread and liked the concept, but wasn’t thrilled with the undercooked bread we received.  I had to bake it when we arrived home since the dough was partially cook. Blech!

The more I thought about it the more I realized I could make it myself. Since it’s “her day” I asked her if she wanted me to make it or head to the restaurant. She was all over homemade Crazy Bread idea. I have a basic idea of what goes into Crazy Bread. It’s most likely pizza dough. A quick online search showed me what makes Little Caesar’s bread “crazy” and it was about what I’d expected. Garlic, Parmesan cheese, and corn meal are added to the mix. Thankfully, I had all those ingredients at home. My daughter helped me prepare our version.

Homemade pizza dough

Homemade pizza dough

 

For the dough, I used the recipe I’ve created for making pizza dough and added some finely minced roasted garlic and some other seasonings.

Homemade Crazy Bread: Raw dough cut into strips

Homemade Crazy Bread: Raw dough cut into strips

 

Once the dough had risen, we cut the raw dough into strips…

Homemade Crazy Bread

Homemade Crazy Bread

 

Then we placed the homemade Crazy Bread into the oven that was preheated to 415 F. The bread baked for 10 minutes. They were removed and brushed with a mixture of homemade roasted garlic oil and Parmesan cheese and placed back into the oven for about two minutes. Results? My daughter loved our homemade crazy bread and even though I made two batches it’s now all gone, she loved them and said it was better than Little Caesar’s version. I’ll definitely make these in the future and I’ll add a few extra ingredients.

Vegetable fried rice

Vegetable fried rice

 

This morning, I made vegetable fried rice and my daughter ate some of this afternoon. What did she have for breakfast? I made fruit pudding which was a simple blend of pureed strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of that since my daughter ate it before I could take pictures but I do have great memories of today spent hanging with my daughter and bonding. Life passes by so quickly, take the time to hang out with those you love.

4 Comments

  • Jennifer says:

    WOW! Sorry they ‘sticks’ were UNDER cooked! Bleh! The home made version looks awesome, tho! Glad you had a nice day with each other! Sounds like fun! The Stir Fry looks good, too! I bought some veggies for a stir fry later this week, too!
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    Opal Reply:

    Thanks @Jennifer, They both turned out great. I must say the homemade crazy bread tasted much better than the restaurant variety. My daughter gobbled it up almost as soon as it was made, also my version was a lot healthier.
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  • suituapui says:

    Ooooooo…your fried rice looks ooooo nice! Oh? YTou were making sticks – at first, I thought you were making the woven pie-crust top for a pie. I never bother doing that, just roll it out and cover and bake – I’m so lazy. LOL!!!
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    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, Yes these were bread sticks. The restaurant that sells them calls them “crazy bread” not sure how it got that name. I normally make pies the way you describe, but sometimes I get a bit fancy and make the woven pie crust.

    The fried rice turned out very nice, a few weeks ago I made a chicken fried rice that my daughter (and father) loved.
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