Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pizza Pizza

The recipe for this pizza is perfect for making with kids.  They like to peruse my books and find something that is not too complicated and which they can literally dig their hands into.  Because its just not fun to cook if you can get all sloppy and sloshy with the food.

Choose something yummy and hands-on.

Measure and dump.

Mix and blend (with fingers of course).

Swipe the baking sheet so not a morsel sticks.

Roll out the dough.

Slather on sauce.

Sprinkle with your choice of toppings.
We chose to do a traditional pepperoni with ham and a Hawaiin style pizza with pineapple and ham.

Bake until golden.

Serve it up to a very big grin laden kid whose eyes are like the rings of pineapple in anticipation.
Then to everyone else.

Recipe adapted from
Gran's Kitchen

2 C flour
1 C whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter
1 C milk

Combine all ingredients except butter which is used to coat pan.  Place on baking sheet and roll out to 1/2 inch thick.  Add toppings and bake at 400 degrees for approx 20 minutes.

Tip:  My baking sheet was too deep so I had to roll dough out with a thick glass for first pizza.  I do NOT recommend this as the glass could break under the pressure.  I did the pressing and let the kids "spread" the dough after it was all set so they did not have to apply any pressure.  The dough is thick and takes some pushing to spread. Use a shallow pan or pizza stone.