Monday, February 16, 2009

Make your own pizza party

It's time for a lighthearted fun get together that everyone can participate in! ( even kids )
Friday nights at our house is family night. We rent some movies, pop popcorn, make some treats and create our own pizzas! It is a great way to spend time with your children and significant others in your life. I love this pizza dough recipe, tastes like the real thing, no cardboard box taste!

Easy Pizza dough
Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Parties

1 1/4 cups warm water
2 packages dry yeast
1 Tbsp. honey
3 Tbsp. olive oil
4 cups bread flour
2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 500 degrees

Mix yeast with warm water add to mixer, add honey and oil. Measure out 3 cups of flour and add to bowl. Add salt to top of flour.

Attach dough hook to kitchenaid. Beat dough on low/medium speed for 10-12 minutes until elastic and smooth.

Remove dough from bowl and knead 10-12 times

Stretch dough into rounds and place on baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper
Choose your favorite toppings. For the pizza sauce I used canned and added some pizza seasoning herbs.
Let your guests or kids create there own pizza
So hard at work
Bake at 500 degrees for10-12 minutes


Joie de vivre said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! Your kids are adorable and they do look like they are concentrating very hard on their task. Making pizza is important business! said...

Hi Sarah, I am a big behind on my blog reading but I did get your wonderful gift and I am blogging it today!! I am on a homemade pizza kick and I finally found my dough hook (since the move a year ago LOL!!) so I can't wait to try this on our next pizza night!! Thank you again, you are truly wonderful!