Saturday, September 28, 2013
Our kids LOVE pizza! We do too.
Here's a fun way to make dough from scratch then on a busy night, you just need to thaw it in the fridge before you leave for work and make a pizza (10 mins), cook it (15 mins) and ENJOY. Less than 30 mins, and feeling like you rocked dinner - kids and you both love it.
Pizza Dough Recipe
Makes one thick crust or 2 thin crust pizzas
1 Tbsp active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp Olive Oil (can use substitute)
2 1/2 cups Flour (we like whole wheat)
1/4 cup flaxseed (optional)
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water (temperature matters here).
Add the rest of the ingredients in and mix. Knead into a smooth dough (5 minutes or so).
The great part about this recipe is it takes the same amount of time to make one batch or four. So I made four and froze the extra three. Why make more work for myself later?
So with your ball of dough, roll it out on a floured surface to the thickness you like. If thick - poke with a fork a few times to prevent bubbles when baking. My kids like to help with this part- I think mostly they played in the flour on the counter - but whatever.
Take the extra dough and put it straight into bags and freeze.
If you have homemade pizza sauce, definitely use it! If not, any spaghetti/marinara sauce will do.
Add your cheese and other toppings. You can see how adventurous my family is. We are having cheese and pepperoni tonight. I really like when we make individual pizzas then I can add my Pesto and fresh mozzarella with some tomato slices, peppers, and onions on top. I can't even wait until the goats have milk and we make goat cheese!
Bake at 425 for about 15 minutes.
Let cool and eat. Repeat with the dough in the freezer as needed.
This is easy, really, and fun. Great to try on a rainy weekend and get the family excited about dinner again.