Blank Canvas Pizza
We at eatPGH love pizza. So when Blank Canvas Pizza offered to send us a box of 8, we didn’t turn down the offer. We know what you’re saying… “frozen pizza” is the worst. Well, Blank Canvas Pizza uses all natural ingredients and is local. Plus it’s “blank” so you can dress it up however you want! The best part about ordering pizza from Blank Canvas Pizza is that its the perfect excuse to throw a “Create Your Own Pizza Party” and we at eatPGH sure do love a good party!
I found the initial process of thawing the pizza weird, as most frozen pizzas immediately go in the oven – no thawing required. However, I used that de-frosting time to watch some quality television programming (about half an hour) and then cutting up my toppings. I went with mushrooms and green peppers, mainly because that is what I had in my fridge at the moment. These pizzas could produce some good times with ingredients if always employing the “use whatever is in the fridge” method. It is a blank canvas, so one should be creative!
Once my pizza was nice and crispy, I got to tastin’. I really
appreciate the fact that the cheese extends to the end of the crust. That is always my favorite pizza attribute – cheese to the rim! I also really loved the freshness factor of the toppings. You don’t get that with frozen pizza that already is covered in crap. Overall, the pizza was a pretty good quality, thin crust delight. Plus, the serving size is only 3, so if you happen to eat the whole thing by yourself, it’s only triple what you should have eaten. Not quadruple… or worse.
I made mine with banana pepers! On one I put them on after it came out of the oven… the other, before it went in. Waaay better the second time around. All in all, pretty decent for frozen pizza. I dig that it’s local. Easy to just pop in when you need a quick dinner!
The Pizza received from Blank Canvas Pizza had all the making to turn out to be fantastic pies- Natural ingredients, no preservatives, South Side origin… BUT, they fall short. The taste of the pizza- sauce and cheese- was quite delicious, however, the crust needs work. While it tasted good, it didn’t get anywhere near brown and crispy. The first pizza I made I used an oiled pizza pan. The second time I made the pizza I used a piece of foil, hoping the crust would crisp more than when the pan was used. Nope. Still flimsy. I’d love this pizza if it was crispy.
Weird as it might seem, I love frozen pizza. Nothing like pulling a pizza out of your oven and burning off the roof of your mouth in the comfort of your own home! After tips from the other ladies, I put my pizza right on the rack in the oven. I like a crispy pie and this little tip sure did elevate the crisp factor. I added more cheese because in my book you can never have too much cheese as well as some mushrooms and red peppers. Overall, I enjoyed the pizzas. Nothing beats a fresh, local pie you can make at home.