1/30/09

Let's Make Pizza!

First you make the easy dough (recipe follows). Then you pat it out in a circle.

This is a pretty good circle.Everyone pats it out in their own way.

If you are brave you try to twirl it into a circle.
Every age thinks this is fun.
Good job!Then you add your toppings--these are bacon and cheese.
Last you bake in a very hot oven, and voile--Pizza. Yum!

These are Margarita, Roasted Tomato with Olives, and Cheese

Pizza Dough (from the Cuisinart food processor book)


This makes 1 3/4 pound dough, three 12-inch or six 6-7 inch crusts / 6 servings
2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1-1/4 cup warm water (105-115F)
3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp extra virgin olive oil


In a 2-cup liquid measure, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until foamy about 3-5 minutes. Insert dough blade in work bowl of food processor and add flour, salt and 2 tsp of olive oil.


With machine running on dough speed, pour liquid through small feed tube as fast as flour will absorb it. Process until dough cleans sides ow work bowl and forms a ball. Then process for 30 seconds to knead dough. Dough may be slightly sticky. Coat dough evenly with 2 tsp. olive oil; transfer to a plastic food storage bag and seal the top. Let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes. While dough is rising, prepare any pizza toppings.


Place dough on a lightly floured surface and punch down. Roll into desired crust sizes. Add toppings. Bake in hot oven 450 for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!


Have a great day!

6 comments:

jenjen said...

What a great pizza tutorial! And what great pizza bakers. It looks like so much fun! I hope things are going well for you today!

XOXOXOXOXO
Jennifer

PS - Have fun with Nancy!

Chrissy said...

Looks yummy and fun!

Marie said...

What a fun looking time and such wonderful looking pizzas!! I am hungry for pizza now and it's only 7:30 am!

wenderful said...

Those looke DElicious! Especially since we're waiting impatiently for our pizzas to get here. Waiting...Waiting...

beth at aunties said...

Cute pictures and and adorable bakers. I enjoyed visiting your pizzaria:) We enjoy homeade pizza and will try this recipe. They do look yummy. If that is your patio, it looks like a beautiful place to be. I already wish it were spring!!!
Have a great week and I am looking forward to see the way to decorate cookies and cupcakes!
♥♥♥

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Looks so good! I copied the recipe but I don't have a cuisinart. I do have a Kitchen Aid Mixer with a dough hook. I suppose that would work?

Thanks!

Manuela