Skinny Pizza Dough 2.0 is what I am calling this – this is going to be your sweet go to recipe for dough using my skinny pizza dough, and the best part is that it doesn’t change the points. I’ve only added one tablespoon to the base of the dough, and I proofed the yeast with one teaspoon of sugar.
I don’t have a problem with my skinny pizza dough rising by just adding it to the flour mixture with the salt, but I am going to update my recipe using this proofing method for people who didn’t get a good rise on the dough.
This is just 1/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon yeast and one teaspoon sugar after sitting for just 10 minutes. You know your yeast is working when it looks like this:
Ever since people started tagging me on Instagram about this blueberry vanilla Alouette, people bought it and then asked “Biz, what do I do with it?!” My first thought was to make a cheese danish with it. Oh how I loved a cheese danish after church at coffee hour. Entenmann’s was one of my Dad’s favorites – but 1/10 of that small coffee cake is 10 points!
I found this flavor at Aldi for $2.99 – it was by the packaged deli meat and hummus section.
You guys – I could probably eat that cheese all by itself its so good – just slightly sweet, and I may have taste tested it with a salty pretzel and that combo was amazing.
Here is my sweet skinny pizza dough after only an hour. You can use this dough even after 30 minutes – but I prefer a longer rise. But for this recipe, an hour is good. Make sure your stove is dirty before taking pics!
I am also not counting the 45 calories of Promise Spread Light – because when divided by 10, that only adds 4.5 calories to the danish, and I don’t count that shit.
Roll out the dough in a long rectangle, spread with the Promise light, then roll in half, and then half again. That will give your dough the buttery layers.
You will only need a tiny bit of flour on your counter so it doesn’t stick.
Then divide the dough into 10 sections – mine were each 2 ounces of dough – or 2 points.
Roll each piece of dough into a rope, and then roll into into a coil if that makes any sense. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and press the middle of the dough down. Add 10 grams (a heaping teaspoon) of the blueberry vanilla Alouette cheese, then add fresh blueberries.
Make an egg wash (1 egg yolk mixed with 1 teaspoon water) and brush the sides of the danish. I added 1/2 teaspoon of coarse sugar to each danish (I don’t count that either!) then baked for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
And be sure to put your grilled pork in the shot too – show how a diverse cook you are!
These my friends, are pillows of heaven. Just by adding that small amount of sugar to the original skinny pizza dough makes all the difference. These were light, airy, slightly crisp on the bottom. I’ll post the sugar free glaze in the recipe below – it’s made with Splenda and adds no points to these danishes, making each danish ONLY THREE POINTS!
I made six danishes, then with the remaining four sections of dough, made four braids.
The braids are also three points each.
Look at that crust!!
I brought one to work yesterday, and I microwaved it for 20 seconds, then set it on top of my work toaster on high – it made the bottom slightly crispy again.
Last night I attended a birthday party for my Chicago boyfriend (Dan is on the left!) on the right is a local D.J. Brady, who is on Kiss FM (103.5 in Chicago). It was so fun, but I couldn’t stay too long because I had to catch a 9:30 train, which got me home at 11! Long day, but so fun.
It was at a place called Safe House on Ontario, and it’s a “spy bar” restaurant, but they also had karaoke too!
Today is going to be a great day too – I am meeting up with my friend Morgan and we are eating at Bad Hunter – one restaurant that’s been on my bucket list. We planned to go there last fall, but a fire closed their business for several months. They reopened this week so can’t wait to try it.
Happy Tuesday friends – and let me know if you make these danishes! Life changing if I do say so myself!