Friday, February 27, 2009

Kid Friendly Friday February 27

My own kids are now 11 and 13, a girl and a boy. Our needs and interests are different than those of you with younger kids. But sometimes activities can be universal.

One thing I think is fun is to make pizza, individuals ones. We made pizza last night and I tried a new dough recipe. Everyone liked the dough. I did have to improvise the pizza sauce though.

So this is what we did. Pizza - Sorry it doesn't look so great. This photo was taken the next day before we reheated it!

Pizza Dough


  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
I threw all of this into the breadmaker and sprinkled in some Italian Seasoning, Oregano and a bit of sugar. I was going to add salt and forgot. It needed the little bit of salt. I think I could have left out the sugar. You may have to adjust the flour depending on humidity and such, but just make a nice soft, non-sticky dough.

I let it rest/rise for 20 mins and then cut it in half. I made two 12 inch pizzas from this recipe. I made each pizza on a baking sheet on my pizza peel so I could slide it off onto the preheated pizza stone.

For the Sauce:

I mixed 1 small can of Tomato paste with a 1/2 can of spaghetti sauce with meat, and added a sprinkle of Italian Seasoning.

To make the pizzas, we just shaped the dough into rounds, added the sauce, put on cheese, pepporoni and mushrooms.

I baked them for 14 mins at 400 degrees F. This you will have to watch and decide for yourself if the pizza is done.

I also rolled mozzarella into the pizza edge. We can buy what we call 'mozz worms' from our local Smith's deli case. That tasty good too.

If you have more toppings on hand, diced ham, cooked ground beef or sausage, olives, vegies, pineapple, etc. everyone can make what they like. You should be able to make 3 or 4 personal pizzas out of this. I got 2 medium to large sized out of it.

Please comment or e-mail me if you have any questions.



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1 comment:

  1. I love to make pizzas. Individual pizzas are a great idea to let the kids make their own. Even my little ones would LVOE to do that!

    Thank you for participating!

    Great idea!