Friday, July 8, 2011

Homemade Pizza = Family Fun

We love to make pizza's as a family. It seems to have become a 'negro' family tradition. My Dad built a Pizza oven for his backyard and he makes 

I started making homemade pizza with my kids. Its been years that I had frozen pizza, just not worth it.

And its so easy, your kids can do it. (-;

making the dough

flattening into whatever shape you want

tomato sauce first
then add whatever veggies you like

so much fun
cheese on the top! 
don't forget some herbs and spices

they each ate their whole pizza!

Pizza dough recipe:
For a family of four, makes about 5 little pizzas

 3 cups of whole grain flour (I use spelt flour)
 1-2 tablespoons salt
 1/2 tablespoon dried yeast
 2-3 tablespoons olive oil

mix all those dry ingredients

 approx. 3/4 cups of slightly warm water

Mix the dough with wooden spoon or your hands. 
Add more water if needed (or more flour).

You should have a nice elastic ball of dough, not sticky. 
Cover bowl with clear wrap and let the dough rise for at least 2 hours.

Then it is ready to form into pizzas.

Add tomato sauce first, then veggies, meats, fish......after your own taste. 
Sprinkle cheese on top, add spices and herbs.
I also pour a little olive oil on top.

Preheat oven to 375degrees Fahrenheit and bake pizzas for about 20 to 23 minutes. 

Broiling at the end for a couple minutes adds some color to the pizzas.
Our Pizzas are usually vegan, we use vegan cheese (Daiya Brand) and whatever vegetables I have in  the fridge, there is always something, leftover veggies work as well.


love, n.

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