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Need a Food Gift Idea? Check Out a Bangladeshi Pizza Stone

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Everybody loves pizza, and you can find variations of the dish in cultures throughout the world.

Terra Cotta Pizza StoneIn Bangladesh, cooks have used hot stones for thousands of years to prepare their flatbreads.

So, they have come up with a terra cotta pizza stone that’s perfect for your favorite form of pizza or flatbread. You can find this at Ten Thousand Villages in the Pearl Brewery, 303 Pearl Parkway. The handmade stone was created by  HEED Bangladesh, a non-profit organization committed to upgrading the socio-economic condition of the disadvantaged and underprivileged. It is priced at $39, which makes it a great gift idea during the holidays and beyond.

Other uses suggested for the stone include using it to bake bread, bagels, dinner rolls and cookies.

Bengali-Style Pizza

Dash of corn meal
1 (10-inch) pizza dough or bought shell (uncooked)
¾ cup crab meat
¾ cup chopped shrimp
½ cup crushed pineapple
5 mushrooms, sliced
4 ¼ ounces canned sliced black olives
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
½ cup crumbled feta

Place baking stone in oven.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Remove hot stone from oven and place on heat-resistant surface.

Sprinkle corn meal onto stone to inhibit dough sticking.

Spread pizza dough onto stone, making sure not to burn yourself in the process.

Brush dough with oil.

Top with crab, shrimp, pineapple, mushrooms, olives, mozzarella and feta cheese.

Return stone with pizza on it to oven. Bake until cheese is bubbly, between 8 to 12 minutes.

Makes 1 (10-inch) pizza.

From Ten Thousand Villages


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