My kids love pizza it is one of their favorite foods but who doesn’t like pizza? Going out or having pizza delivered is really great and tastes sooo good but can get expensive. Frozen pizza is pretty good but not the greatest option. But what I find to be the best pizza is the homemade kind!
The first time I thought about making homemade pizza I thought it was going to be difficult. Once I got around to making it I was really surprised at how easy and relatively quick it is to make. This summer I decided it was time to get the kids in on the pizza making process and teach them how to make and build their own pizzas. Here are a couple of recipes that we all love:
Herb Garlic Pizza Crust
3 cups all purpose flour
1 pkg instant yeast (.25 oz)
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tbsp chopped dried garlic
8 oz milk warmed to 110 degrees
4 oz water warmed to 110 degrees
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepare pizza pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients, add warmed liquids all at once to the dry mixture. Stir until well mixed making sure all the dry ingredients are moistened. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and set aside for about 20 minutes to allow the dough to rise. On a clean, well floured surface knead dough by hand 6-8 times adding additional flour as needed to keep it from sticking. Roll dough into the size which will easily fit in your pizza pan. Add your favorite sauce, cheese and toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crust is done.
Cheesy Pizza Crust
2 1/4 – 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 pkg yeast
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water warmed to 110 degrees
Mix 1 cup flour, yeast Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Add water to the flour mixture and mix until almost smooth, add in remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough. On a clean, well floured surface knead dough until it is smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Roll dough into a size to fit your pizza pan. Add your favorite sauce, cheese, and toppings. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crust is done.