Who doesn’t like Pizza?? Whether it’s for convenience once in a while or to enjoy the array of topping options, we’ve all had our fair share of pizza. As these darker-and-colder-earlier days are now upon us, making homemade pizza is a great way to pass the time with the kids, and have a warm and cozy, filling, custom-made meal.
The recipe below is tried-and-true and extremely simple.
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 cups flour (see note)
- In a large bowl, mix the water, honey, oil, yeast, and salt. Add the flour gradually until a soft dough forms. The exact flour amount will vary, so go by the touch (dough should be soft and smooth, not sticky or stiff)
- Knead the dough for about 5-6 minutes (if by hand, about 3 minutes with electric mixer).
- Let the dough rest covered for about 10 minutes.
Now you’re ready to make your pizza! Spread the dough onto a baking sheet, keeping the edges a bit higher to create a crust. You can use a square or round pan depending on your – triangle or square – pizza slice preference. And the rest is up to you … Veggie Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Fruit Pizza, Candy Pizza.
To get the kids involved: give each a small ball of dough on a piece parchment paper. Put each topping into a little cup or bowl, which can be passed around the table as needed. When done, write name on parchment paper and slide onto a baking sheet.
~Love From Our Kitchen to Yours
(Recipe adapted from www.melskitchencafe.com)