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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

KIds can cook... Pizza!

I'm working on getting my family to share in some of the cooking duties. One of our favorite family meals is no surprise... Home made Pizza! While I was out of town recently my 12 year old took it upon herself to make dinner one night, she chose pizza. Since I was not here to experience that meal so she made it again for us about a week ago.

She did a great job and it was delicious!

here is the Pizza dough recipe

You can personalize this dough easily. You can substitute 1/2 cup whole wheat flour for the all purpose.

Add Italian seasoning or garlic powder to taste. Start with about a teaspoon.

Oh and she made this one stuffed crust! We just split Mozzarella cheese sticks (like for snacking) into 4 pieces lengthwise then place around the edge and wrap the crust around it. You can use the whole stick or just split in half if you like but we try to not go too crazy since they are a bit spendy.

Other helpful tips...
Cornmeal it great for between your dough and pan. Helps the pizza crisp and release easily.

Use a fork to poke your dough all over before putting the sauce on.It helps the dough to not bubble up like crazy during cooking.

If you like super saucy pizza bake the dough for a few minutes before adding your sauce otherwise it may be doughy.

When adding veggies add them on to of the cheese and the wettest veggies should go on top so prevent sogginess.

Regular pizza Putz factor 2.5 / Stuffed crust is about a 3-3.5

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