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Monday, August 23, 2010

Homemade Pizza

Bodhi is quite the little kitchen helper. He has "his" stool that we get out and he will help with cooking. Dough is a kid friendly venture and one that he enjoys, as seen in above photos!
So, go grab your own little kitchen helper and get to it!

Homemade pizza dough recipe:

In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon yeast with 1 1/2 cups warm [120 degree] water and add in a spoonful of sugar to get those little yeast-lings a bubbl'n.

3 c flour (mix whole wheat & white 50:50)
Jazz up your pizza dough by adding herbs & spices to the flour; ones I commonly use are parlsey, oregano, basil, garlic, red pepper flakes, flax seeds or flax meal and salt. Dry whisk the flour to incorporate the spices.

Make a well in the center of your flour, pour in the active yeast and 1+ tablespoons olive oil. Work your dough until it comes together to form a nice ball.
Sometimes, it takes a bit more oil to pull the dough together, sometimes 1 tbspn is enough.

Cover & let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes. Punch down, knead, cut the dough into (2) equal parts and let rest another 15 minutes. Roll out one or both of the dough balls into your pizza crust. If you won't be using both dough balls for dinner tonight, it'll keep in your fridge for a few days (hello homemade cheesy garlic bread with spagehtti?!?) or it freezes well.

If you like crispier crust, bake the crust at 425 for about 10 minutes and then top with sauce, toppings, cheese and bake. If you like softer, fluffier crust; then do not pre-cook your dough. Simply spread out your sauce & choice of toppings and bake away.

1 comment:

  1. um yum girl!! You look soooo cute, B looks sooo grown up, and your kitchen looks great! It really looks beautiful!