Guest recipe by Eileen Talanian
Author of Marshmallows: Homemade Gourmet Treats
Makes one 12-inch pizza
Kids love eating sweets that look like dinner. I think they feel like they're pulling one over on the big guys. Using real pizza or bread dough helps to keep this dessert from being overly sweet. Vary the type of fruit you use, and change or omit the candy. You can make the pizza early in the day and add the strawberries at the last minute.
1 package fresh uncooked pizza dough, or 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
2 cups Chocolate Ganache (recipes follows), made with half milk chocolate and half dark chocolate
1 ½ cups cut-up marshmallows
1/3 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
1 1/13 cups sliced fresh strawberries
Roll out the dough and bake it according to the package directions. Let it cool completely before assembling the pizza.
Spread slightly warm ganache over the dough, leaving a ½-inch rim around the edge. Sprinkle the ganache with the cut-up marshmallows and the candy pieces. When you are ready to serve the pizza, place the sliced strawberries generously around, and if you like use a propane torch to soften or brown the marshmallows. Cut with a pizza wheel and serve.