Homemade Pizza

Recipe Ingredients

1 t. yeast
3 c. flour – 1.5 cups all-purpose or bread flour and 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (may also use white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour for entire amount)
2 t. salt
1-1 ¼ c. water
2 T. plus 1 t. olive oil
toppings of your choice

Directions


Crust:

At least one hour before you want to eat, but as far in advance as you want, make the dough. (Let it rise for at least an hour – it can rise all day, in the refrigerator or on the counter. You can also make the dough then freeze it for later use.)

Combine yeast, flour and salt in a food processor. Turn machine on and add 1 cup water and 2 T. oil through the feed tube. Process until the mixture forms a ball and is slightly sticky. Turn dough onto a floured work surface and knead a few seconds to form a smooth, round ball. Grease a bowl with the remaining olive oil and place dough in it. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let rise until dough doubles in size.

To make pizza:
Roll out dough, either with a rolling pin or by hand. Place on pizza stone or cookie sheet. Spread pizza sauce over the dough and sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Add toppings. Bake at 450° F, until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.

Tip: Let kids stand at the counter and make their own individual pizzas. Give each child a bowl of sauce and a spoon, their own portion of cheese, and a selection of toppings.