Always looking for a way to
keep the kids from driving me nuts have fun with the kids I try to involve them in cooking. But trying to get a meal on the table with 3 insane, screaming, crying toddlers it’s it’s usually “let mommy do it… You can watch!!”
They are starting to finally like pizza. So I thought, hey it’s not to messy, they can make their own with whatever toppings they want, easy for all!! I sadly do not own a food processor…So grandma made the dough – whole wheat and some white. (we froze several balls of dough too!)
Optional – Add herbs
Proof yeast in a measuring cup with lukewarm water.
In a food processor add whole wheat and all purpose flours, proofed yeast, oil mixed with honey and salt. Pulse processor to combine all ingredients. Then process until the dough forms a ball on the blade. Remove dough to a large oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until dough has doubled in bulk.
Punch down dough and transfer to a floured board and knead briefly. Divide dough into 4 equal portions and roll each piece into a ball. Place the balls of dough, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Bring the dough to room temperature before proceeding.
On a floured board roll and stretch each piece of dough into a 7 to 8-inch circle. Place each circle on a wooden pizza peel or pizza pan and top as desired.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. and bake 7 to 8 minutes per pizza.
NOTE; I toally skip the refrigerate part — I just treated it the same way as the basic dough.
Now…what to top it with?? I grabbed a jar of bertollis merlot pasta sauce and some yoders Italian blend cheese.
We literally got all of our toppings from what was already in the fridge.
- Leftover broccoli
- Roma tomatos
- Leftover chicken
- Red onions
- Goat cheese
- leftover whole grain mac&cheese (per Ravenous Munchkin #2)
We’ve paired kids karaoke with pizza night is a total hit in our house and I’m telling you, these babies were delicious!! We’ve made them twice in the past 2 weeks and plan on doing it again on Monday!
** sorry about the pics – taken with my phone – didn’t know I was starting this blog!***