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Mary Claire Britton
“You'll hop for joy when you see how easy it is to make a bunny-shaped pizza for family night. It's a classic cheese pizza, dressed up as a fun springtime treat. How cute!”
Cornmeal for dusting
1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, at room temperature
½ cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce
1½ cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 Kalamata olives, pitted
4 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 slice shiitake mushroom
6 thin strips green bell pepper
1Place pizza stone in oven and preheat to 475°F. (Keep the stone in the oven while it is heating, and for an additional 10 minutes while preparing pizza).
2Lightly dust a work surface with cornmeal. Roll pizza dough into a 14-by-10-inch oval. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper. Stretch the top of the dough with your hands and, using kitchen shears, make a 3-inch cut straight down the center of the stretched top (these will be the ears). Twist each piece toward the outside and gently press to form ears.
3Carefully transfer the pizza (on parchment) to the hot stone. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
4Spread sauce all over the crust and sprinkle with cheese. Place olives in the center of the pie to make eyes. Place tomatoes on the ears and use one for the nose. Use mushroom slice for a mouth and add pepper strips to make whiskers. Bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.