Thursday, September 25, 2008

Patriotic Plaid Pizza Pastry


In case you haven't heard, Hot Tub Lizzy is running for president.  I will say right here that there is rarely a candidate that I can vote for wholeheartedly because I think they will represent my viewpoints.  But Lizzy has a down-to-earth, no-nonsense, non-partisan approach that actually represents me amazingly well.  You can check out her platform for yourself.  (And yes, I find it mildly unsettling that her message is published on the left side of her blog, but I don't let it bother me.  Much.)

One thing that I SO resonate with is Lizzy's effort to bring people together around something we can all agree on: food!  So she is having a recipe contest, and since she is neither red nor blue, but plaid, I decided to submit a recipe in Patriotic Plaid--our stars and stripes, of course! And when I win, I will get an awesome sweatshirt with Lizzy's fuzzy duck logo on it, and be the envy of all!

So with no further ado, here it is:

Patriotic Plaid Pizza Pastry

Base:
1 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
A variety of fruits and berries (In this case, red white and blue--strawberries, raspberries, bananas and blueberries--but a lovely variety of plaids can be made by using any of your favorites!)

Icing:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. container of whipped cream (e.g. Cool Whip)

Glaze:
1/2 cup sugar
1 T. corn starch
1/2 cup orange juice
2 T. lemon juice
1/4 cup water
dash salt

Crust:  Allow dough to soften at room temperature, and press cookie dough out on large cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake as directed on package until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Icing:  Mix cream cheese with whipped cream and spread over cooled cookie crust.

Fruit:  Cut and arrange in flag or other plaid design on top of icing, making sure fruit is well blotted beforehand so it doesn't get soupy. (In case you're not so much into plaid, you can also use a round pizza pan and arrange a variety of colors in a circle.)

Glaze:  Combine sugar, corn starch, and salt in a pan. Stir in orange juice, lemon juice and water; boil 1 minute, remove from heat and let cool. Drizzle glaze over pizza and refrigerate overnight.

Scrumptious!

12 comments:

Laurel said...

OH my let me be first. YUM!! ANd thanks so much for the "award" - I am truly honored!! Now if I could only become enough of an alphageek to figure out how to copy these things ... link back etc. Someday I promise!

Destini said...

Looks Yummy!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

You are a NUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't WAIT to make this - it looks FABU!!!!

AND

Just for you, this weekend, I will figure out how in the hey-ho to make three colums so that all my comments run straight down the middle, right where they belong. OKay? :)

Lauren W said...

Mmmm... that sounds wonderful :)

A Thinker said...

To add to your patriotic repertoire... for another variation....my Mom used to make this but with pound cake instead of the cookie and cool whip alone as the frosting (totally a no bake thing). You buy a few pound cakes and arrange them to make the right size for a flag depending on the size of the cakes. Yummy, easy and light.

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Great looking cake. Hey Tracy did you know that Hot Tub Lizzy's sister works for Moms In Touch in the shipping dept. Her picture is in the newsletter too. It's Sarah on Page 2. FYI, Cool huh.
Love, Joy

gingela5 said...

Looks delicious! I love new recipes! Thanks!

Melodie said...

Sounds yummy!

Dawn said...

I love me some Hot Tub Lizzy!! The picture is incredible! I will have to try this sometime!

ohhollyf said...

What fun to be part of the process !

Bobbi Jo said...

That looks so good! And not only does it look good it is so pretty.
Thank you for sharing with us all.I will be giving this a try.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Veggie Mom said...

This is great! Did you see that Lizzy is answering interview questions every Tuesday on Melissa B.'s blog? Pretty funny stuff! Hey, speaking of questions, Uncle Lynn answers yours today over at my place, in celebration of my Sweet Centennial. Please stop in!