We’ve discovered the best of Sweet and Savoury here in Barrie.
    What happens when you take one of our favourite foods and turn it into an amazingly sweet, mouthwatering dessert?
    Well, when it’s a dessert pizza, just about anything can happen.
    Dessert pizzas are the best of both worlds—a little something sweet that you can slice up and eat with your hands. They’re the perfect summer treat, sleepover dessert, or weeknight pick-me-up. Scroll through to see one of our favourite chocolate, caramel S’mores options.

    Meet the Makers

    Sweet and Savoury here in Barrie

    Daehan and Tomas, the owners at Chavo Crepes in Downtown Barrie have much to say about Sweet and Savoury here in Barrie.

    Sweet and Savoury here in Barrie

    As far as dessert ideas go, this one is a winner. It’s the perfect balance of textures, and there is almost no limit to what to top it with. If you’re making one, go with your gut. For real.
    Dessert pizza could be fruit and chocolate or chocolate chips and marshmallows. You could go nuts with nuts and bananas with bananas while making one.

    Dessert pizza could be fruit and chocolate or chocolate chips and marshmallows. You could go nuts with nuts and bananas with bananas while making one.

    Sugar-coating history:

    Sweet and Savoury here in Barrie

    To give the dessert pizza some context, let’s talk about the sweetest meal courses in general.
    The word “dessert” came into use around 1600. It’s French (naturally—they do love sweets, oui?) and comes from desservir, which means to remove what has been served.
    So, dessert is what you eat when the meal has been taken away, and nobody wants to leave the table yet.

    Sweet science:

    We crave sweets after a meal for two very real physiological reasons and one totally psychological.
    Sugar boosts serotonin—the feel-good chemical—in our brains. If you’ve just consumed a lot of carbohydrates at dinner, your blood sugar may drop after you eat, causing you to crave sweets.
    Finally, after hundreds of years of being conditioned to getting dessert (if we clean our plates), guess what? We feel entitled to the degree that we crave and expect dessert.
    And dessert pizza fits the bill perfectly.

    So, about dessert pizza

    Sweet and Savoury here in Barrie

    It’s not clear when the dessert pizza was invented. More likely, it was the brilliant brainstorm of more than one chef who saw a naked crust after dinner one night and thought, “dessert!” Today, dessert pizza has its own devoted fan club, no matter where it came from.

    Dessert pizza breakdown: Starting with a crust

    Traditional pizza dough is an excellent and standard foundation for a dessert pizza. The dry, slightly salty dough is a perfect foil for sweet, sticky, melty toppings.
    Premade (or homemade) cookie dough with chips (chocolate, butterscotch) is simply magical. Or, some prefer to indulge in a crust made out of brownies. Yes, brownies.

    Next, let's focus on toppings.

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    The flavour balance between crust and toppings is vital. If your crust isn’t sweet, your toppings should do the heavy lifting. This is dessert, after all.
    If the crust is sweet, you can go sweeter still or hold back. On the other hand, maybe consider what you love. Candy-coated chocolate pieces, pretzel crumbles, gummy candy, sugar icing—ooh, they all sound good.
    And, while any sweet topping will make your pizza a dessert pizza, fruit is always a good choice.
    Berries, especially strawberries drizzled with chocolate and vigorously sprinkled with powdered sugar, give you a world of flavour and texture on a plate.
    But, just because we have looked at the dessert pizza from many angles does not mean we are experts on the matter. Leave us alone in a kitchen with dough, fruit, chocolate sauce and powdered sugar, and there is a good chance dessert pizza won’t be the result.
    That’s why we rely on the culinary expertise of others.

    Rely on the culinary expertise of others

    Sweet and Savoury here in Barrie

    The fastest, easiest way to do Sweet and Savoury here in Barrie is to order one for pick up or delivery! Click on the Chavo Crepes Menu, search for “dessert pizza”, and get ready to be nom-nom-nomming in 30 minutes or less.
    So are you hungry for a dessert pizza yet? No matter where you live or what desserts you may be craving at the moment, Chavo Crepes is just a tap away with something sweet to end your meal or satisfy your cravings.

    For more neat reading about Chavo Crepes, click here.

    ‘The Little Shop that Grew’

    Written By: Jane Laker

    Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott

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