Godfather's Streusel Dessert Pizza
1 TBSP butter, melted (or 1 TBSP oil)
Streusel (makes enough mix for 3 pizzas)
1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup bread flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1/8 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP solid shortening
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 - 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 TBSP water
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix together streusel ingredients with a pastry knife, then side aside.
To make pizza, pat dough into a 12 inch pie pan that has been sprayed with oil, then brush with 1 TBSP melted butter. Sprinkle cinnamon all around buttered crust. Top pizza crust with 1/2 - 3/4 cup streusel mix (freeze remaining streusel mix for another pizza). Bake at 460 F for 8 to 9 minutes depending on the thickness of the pizza. Cover with aluminum foil halfway through to keep streusel from burning. Mix icing ingredients until it is of a drizzle consistency. If it is too thick, then thin with a small amount of water until you have reached your desired thinness. When finished baking, top with icing in a circular pinwheel pattern. I usually ice the pizza with a sandwich bag with the end cut off.
I have fond memories of eating the all you can eat buffet from the Godfather’s pizza chain growing up. We occasionally ate there as a family but it was also a common gathering place with friends. I’m always surprised at how taste is so tightly intertwined with memories. Even though it has been years, I still remember the taste of their famous streusel dessert pizza and I miss it. I found this recipe and it’s a great match. It’s a lighter version from the original as it has a lot less fat and oil. It’s perfect and we love it. What a great way to use any extra pizza dough! Thanks to Danny Beason for this great recipe.