Calzones & Pokey Sticks

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We love to make pizza at home. The problem with homemade pizza is that you have to plan ahead enough to let dough rise (otherwise dinner is after 9pm). Last weekend we encountered just such a situation and discovered happily that the Breadeaux Pizza near our house will sell balls of dough for $2. We bought three balls of dough. We made numerous calzones from two and rolled one into our equivalent of the Pokey Stix served by Gumby’s Pizza. If you’ve never had Gumby’s before it’s one of the crappiest, cheapest pizzas around — they’re only located in college towns and there isn’t one in Springfield. They do have a cheesy, sauceless breadstick like pizza (Pokey Stix) that is outstanding though. I’ve tried a lot of variations on the recipe, but this is the closest I’ve gotten to the Gumby’s experience.

Pokey Stix

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground oregeno
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese (fresh grated is best)
  • pizza crust 
  • Combine all ingredients except for the cheeses and the crust. Prepare your pizza crust on a pan or a peel (the pan works best for these though). Brush liberally with the melted butter/oil. Top generously with cheeses (Gumby’s is skimpy on the cheese, but they’re better with more cheese). Bake. Okay, so it’s not much of a recipe, but they are pretty good cheese breadsticks.