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
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.