Pizza Sticks with Better Than Ranch Dressing

You don’t need a wood-burning pizza oven imported from Italy. You don’t even need a pizza stone. Great homemade pizza can be had with a regular old cookie sheet and an electric oven.

If you have mayo, plain yogurt and sour cream in your fridge then you pretty much have Ranch dressing.

So, you have pizza and homemade Ranch, now this is where the magic happens.

Some strange alchemy occurs when the pizza is cut into sticks and dipped in the Ranch. A taste sensation so amazing you may have to lay down for a bit.

2 in 1 pizza! Mushrooms & chevre on the left, sausage & arugula on the right.

Better Than Ranch Dressing

Ingredients

yogurt

mayo

sour cream

lemon juice

scallion chopped

red wine vinegar

salt and pepper

Steps

  1. Mix equal parts mayo, sour cream and yogurt.
  2. Add a squeeze of lemon, chopped scallion, salt, pepper and a hefty shot of red wine vinegar.
  3. Mix and taste, add more red wine vin. or salt as needed.

David Chow’s Pizza Dough

Drake pastry Chef, David Chow, makes large batches of this dough and par-bakes shells before freezing so there are always some on hand.

Ingredients

5 cups flour

2 1/4 tsp. instant yeast

2 tsp. salt

2 1/4-21/2 cups of water

splash of olive oil

Steps

  1. Mix everything together, except olive oil
  2. Grease cookie sheets with olive oil.
  3. Divide dough between sheets and stretch to fit
  4. Let dough rest and rise for 30 minutes and stretch again to fi
  5. Dough has now risen and ready to bake at 400 for 10 minutes.
  6. When you’re ready to make a pizza, throw on whatever toppings you like and cook at 400 for 7-10 minutes.
  7. Cut into sticks and dips into Ranch. Or serve in squares with an iceberg salad tossed with Ranch. So retro!

    Iceberg salad with Better Than Ranch dressing, diner food at its best.

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