FK Pizza Recipe Recipe
"Pep" -eronni Pizza it up!
2 1/2 tsp.
active dry yeast
1 1/3 cup
3 3/4 cup
whole wheat flour
FOR THE SAUCE:
12 - 16 oz
grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
grated parmesan cheese
medium sized saucepan
large baking sheet
Step 1:Setting Up
Lay out your ingredients and equipment.
Step 2:Making Some Dough
In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast, water and sugar. Allow to stand about 5-10 minutes or until yeast starts to foam. Add the olive oil, flour, and salt to the mix until well-combined. Add more flour if the dough is too wet.
Step 3:Kneading The Dough
Sprinkle some flour over the cutting board so that it is well floured. This will prevent the dough from sticking to the cutting board. Take the dough out of the bowl and place it onto the cutting board. Now knead dough! Here’s how: Grab the side of the dough that is furthest away from you. Fold it in half towards you by using your body weight to push the dough into itself. Turn the dough 90 degrees and grab the other side and fold it in half. Again, push the newly folded half into itself. Repeat this process until the dough is smooth and elastic, which should take about ten minutes. Once you are done, put the dough back in to the oiled bowl, turning once to coat it with the oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place until the dough doubles in volume. This will take about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. After the dough has doubled in volume, punch it down, roll into a ball and allow it to rest 15 minutes. Use your hands or rolling pin, spread it out in the 10 × 15 baking sheet (or individual rounds). If the dough keeps springing back on you, allow another 15 minute rest (cover with a damp cloth) and return to spread it the rest of the way. Spray the baking sheet with non-stick spray. Place the dough onto the baking sheet. Set aside.
Step 4:Chopping The Veggies
Have your A.G. (Adult Guide) work with you to chop the onion. Mince the garlic and chop the tomatoes. Again work with your A.G. (Adult Guide). If you want to add additional toppings, chop those up as well. Put each into a bowl and set aside for later.
Step 5:Making The Sauce
In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over a medium flame. Ask your A.G. (Adult Guide) to help you. When oil gets hot, it can splatter. Look out! Add the chopped onion and sauté until onions turn translucent, which will take about 5-7 minutes. Add minced garlic and stir well with the wooden spoon. Once the aroma of the garlic becomes apparent, add the chopped tomatoes. Using the back of the spoon, mash some of the tomatoes in the pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until the juice of the tomatoes is slightly reduced and thick enough to top the pizza without running off (about 25 minutes). Add fresh oregano and stir.
Step 6:Assemble Your Pizza
Have your A.G. (Adult Guide) preheat the oven to 450°F. Add the sauce from the saucepan to the top of the dough. Spread it so that it covers all the dough. Sprinkle on the cheese. Add some additional toppings, if desired, such as peppers, olives, pepperoni and/ or mushrooms, or whatever else you like to eat on your pizza. For pizza faces: green pepper rings for glasses, olives or pepperoni for eyes, mushroom slice for nose, 1/2 red pepper ring for mouth. Your A.G. (Adult Guide) should place the pizza in the oven, using pot holders, for 12-15 minutes until dough has risen and is lightly browned. The cheese should be melted, and lightly golden and bubbly.
Step 7:Alternatives and Substitutions
If fresh oregano not available, use 1 teaspoon dried oregano and add it in before the garlic step. Adding it in earlier will help give it more time to bring out the flavor.