Recipe by Renae E. Wilson
This article originally appeared in our Holiday 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.
Start to Finish: 35 minutes
- Cooking spray
- 1 ball (1 lb.) pizza dough, at room temperature
- Meats, cheeses, tapenade, dried fruit, nuts, etc., for topping bread board
1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Arrange three or four upside-down ovenproof dishes or metal ring molds near the center of a large rimmed baking sheet, leaving several inches between each item. Spray the dishes or rings with cooking spray.
2. Roll or stretch the dough to roughly the size of the baking sheet. Carefully drape it over the dishes or rings, letting it hang down along the sides. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool, then invert onto a platter or cutting board. Arrange the meats and cheeses on top of the bread, using the indentations to hold things like tapenade or balls of burrata.
Branch Out: Cheese plates are a good place to try something new, like these cute little husk cherries. The golden fruit has tomato and pineapple notes, which sounds weird but is really tasty. Bonus: They look great on the platter, too. Form and function!