Do you do pizza Friday’s?
Pizza is revered by children and grownups as one of the most delicious comfort foods one can eat. Making your own from scratch is surprisingly easy! You don’t need to be a pro Chef to make pizza dough, you just need a few key ingredients, patience and creativity!
👉HOMEMADE CAST IRON SKILLET PIZZA with shaved Brussels, baby bells, baby spinach, easy sauce and vegan cheese dusted with crushed red pepper and oregano
🤘Pizza Dough Recipe
Prep: 25 mins
Rise time: 2 hours
Cook: 12 min
Yield: 6 small pizzas
Ingredients: 4.5 cups all purpose flour, 1 3/4 cups water, 5 tsp salt, 1.5 tsp olive oil, 1.5 tsp turbinado sugar, 1tbsp fresh yeast
1. First mix the yeast with warm water, sugar and olive oil. Whisk well to break up pieces. Let it sit for 15 mins for the yeast to begin feeding on that sugar and get activated
2. Put flour and salt in a large bowl. Then slowly add in the liquid and mix with your hands. You can use a dough hook on a mixer but I do not have one. Mix and knead until you have a nice big and soft doughball ( if it seems too wet add a tiny bit of flour to form the ball) then cover the bowl with a damp towel (or plastic wrap) and let rise for an hour
3. Cut your dough into 6 balls, place on a sheet pan and let rise again for at minimum one hour. If you can wait two hours the dough will be fluffier but one hour makes a decent crispy thin crust.
4. Stretch your dough to fit round pans, square pans, even a cast iron skillet works like a charm. Preheat oven to 450
5. Top with your fave toppings. I use a fresh, raw sauce of crushed tomatoes right from the can as I enjoy the flavor more than a prepared heavier sauce that can be an overpowering to your toppings. Lastly add cheese. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Always use a spatula to pop up the pizza and check the dough for doneness underneath. If it looks vaguely translucent in the middle of the pie, that means it needs more time.
Melted cheese is not a good indicator!
I use vegan mozzarella but my kids use regular and we all have fun loading our pizzas up with our fave toppings. When presented with colorful, healthy options, kids make great choices!
Have you ever made pizza?