Make Pizza! Cooking for and with Kids Have Fun and a Delicious Meal!
Preparation Ask an adult to help you gather and measure the ingredients and to help you with the hot oven
You will need An Apron Measuring cup and spoons Rectangular baking pan
Ingredients 1 ½ cups warm water 4 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon of salt 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 packages of active dry yeast Tomato sauce Cheese – provolone or mozzarella Your favorite toppings Try sardines if you want a traditional Sicilian taste For the Dough Toppings
Make the Dough you can do this ahead of timeRecipe from www.recipepizza.com In one bowl covered with plastic wrap combine yeast, 1/2 cup flour, and water. Allow to rise for 15 minutes. Stir to deflate. In another bowl add 2 cups of remaining flour with salt, 1 cup cool tap water, and oil. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour. Knead 15 minutes on a floured surface until smooth. Place dough in bowl dusted with flour and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled size (1 to 2 hours). Punch dough down and put in ziploc bag in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Create Your Pizza Preheat oven to 500F. Remove dough from refrigerator when ready to shape into crust. Punch down dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface. Lightly oil (olive) a rectangular (17 1/2" X 11 1/2" X 3/4”) pan. Place dough in pan and push to stretch evenly leaving a lip up against sides of pan. Let rest for 10−15 minutes. Cover the dough with sauce, cheese, and toppings Now you are ready to bake it!
Time to Cook it and Eat It Reduce oven temperature to 450 degrees Bake for 25 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Remove it from the oven carefully, let it cool, and Enjoy!
Clean Up Remember to help clean up and wash the dirty dishes, Its all part of cooking!
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