Monday, June 6, 2011

4 dollar pizza :)

This is so fun to make! and it's a great kids activity :) divide the dough up, and let em go crazy, they love to decorate their own little pizzas.

You'll need :
  • 1 pack of yeast (if your using whole grain flour, get the special yeast for whole grain flour)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2.5 cups of flour (we use a blend of white, wheat & oat flours)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons corn meal
  • 15oz. can of pizza sauce (or three big sliced garden tomatoes, if you use fresh tomatoes add your own seasoning after you arrange them on the crust)
  • 16oz. block of mozzarella cheese
  • cookie sheet with raised edges
Stir the yeast and sugar in a bowl with the warm water then let it sit for about ten minutes while you grate the cheese.  When the yeast looks foamy, add the olive oil, salt and flour, and mix thoroughly, leave it sit for a few minutes while you clean up a bit :)  Heat your oven to 450 degrees, Spray your cookie sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle corn meal evenly on the sheet. Roll you pizza dough into about twelve equal sized balls. Place the balls of pizza dough on the sheet, place them equal distances from one another, then press them all flat with your fingers until the entire sheet is completely covered with dough. At this point you can leave the dough rise for a bit if you want a thicker crust, 15 or 20 minutes is good, or if your in a hurry you can just top with sauce and cheese and stick it in the oven for 20 minutes or until in looks done to you :)


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