There are some Italian meals you will always find us making in our kitchen during the week. On any night of the week, you will find us making pasta, risotto, and of course, homemade pizza.
The kids like a simple pizza Margherita and we like to add different toppings to our pizzas. A favorite pizza for me is made with anchovies and olives. I also happen to like a pizza bianca or a pizza with arugula and prosciutto crudo. Everyone is excited when we declare it’s Pizza Night!
When ManPans let us know they were releasing new pizza pans, we were really looking forward to giving their pizza pan a try! We are fans of the ManPans company because they are made here in the USA and are a green/eco-friendly company.
The perforations in the pan ensure your pizza will be evenly baked (no soggy middles)and will have a light and crispy crust. The pizza cooked perfectly in the middle and it slid off the pan very easily. A pizza baking dream.
If you are like us and enjoy making homemade pizza for your family, you must give these pans a try.:) If you don’t have the time to make your own dough, buy the dough at your supermarket in the bakery section.
The ManPans Perforated Pizza Pan specs are:
Perforated Pizza Pan 16″ in diameter pizza pan
- Very durable, made of heavy 14-gauge (.063″) hard anodized aluminum.
- The perforation adds more snap to bottom of crust.
- The easy grip-lip makes removing your pizza from oven easy with an oven mitt.
- The perfect pan for home with commercial durability and performance Easy grip-lip rim
- Commercial Quality Hard Anodized .080 Aluminum Exceptional Durability
- PTFE Free, Water-Based Release Coating: Gem-X2 Easy Clean Up Heat Safe to 700 Degrees Fahrenheit.
- Only $21.99!!
ManPans uses .080 aluminum that is is coated with Gem-X2. Not only are the pans non-toxic they are manufactured in a eco-friendly way. You can read more about that here. The Gem-X2 release coating is water-based, and is 100% PTFE free and free from any fluoropolymer coatings. The coating will not scratch or flake off into your food.
All ManPans are:
- Made in the USA
- Non-toxic and stick resistant surface
- Durable and metal utensil safe
- Green, Eco-friendly Manufacturing
- Guaranteed: 30-day money back and limited lifetime warranty
The new Pizza line consists of a Pizza pan, two 9″ pie pans, and a pizza rocker knife- (how cool is that?)
Disclosure: ManPans provided us with their pizza pan to review. Our opinions are our completely our own.;)
This is a delicious pizza that I learned how to make from Fabrizio. They make this at the restaurant and it is a popular pizza topping. The gorgonzola cheese mixture is creamy and delicious and goes wonderfully with the brie. I’m ready for another one just looking at these pictures of this mouth-watering pizza. If you are cutting back on meats, omit the ham for a wonderful meat-free pizza.
For the dough:
3/4 cups of water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon of active-dry yeast
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
4 ounces brie, cut into small chunks
4 ounces gorgonzola, mascarpone, cream cheese, mixed in food processor *(1 ounce gorgonzola, 1 ounce mascarpone, 2 ounces cream cheese)
4 slices prosciutto cotto (ham)
1 large tomato, sliced very thin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Combine the water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and stir until dissolved. Add salt and 1 cup of the flour and mix with a wooden spoon to make a loose batter. Add the other cup of flour and stir with the spoon for 2 to 3 minutes to incorporate as much flour as possible.
Scoop up the dough with your hands and dump it onto a floured board or marble surface. Knead until you have achieved a smooth and firm dough (about 6-8 minutes). Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a towel. Set the dough aside to rise for about 45 minutes. (I place my dough in my laundry room because it is the warmed room in the house).
Cut the risen dough into 2 equal pieces and knead each portion into a round. Cover again and let rest 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Dust a clean work surface lightly with flour. Roll out the dough round into a 10-inch oval about 1/4-inch thick. You can also your hands for this part and make a free form pizza.
Gently arrange the thin tomato slices over the dough. Place the brie cheese chunks evenly over the surface of the dough. Drop the gorgonzola mixture in spoonfuls over the surface of the dough. then top with the ham slices. Drizzle the olive oil on top of the pizza and sprinkle on the dried oregano.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until edge of pizza is golden brown and cheese is bubbling.
If you aren’t making a pizza with the remaining dough ball, freeze it for your next pizza night.