My kids could, and would, eat pizza everyday if I would let them. We have been making homemade pizza, with dough from scratch using our own milled flour, for a couple years. Since we are in this 10 Day Real Food Challenge, I’m sharing our favorite pizza dough recipe and tools for having children make their own pizza. They love taking part in the process!
We make pizza a lot when friends are over because it feels like a party. Yes it can be messy, but in the end it’s always fun, tasty and brings smiles all along the way. This Uncle Mike’s Pizza Dough Recipe is great because it can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer. (We also use this dough recipe for our Spinach Pizza Poppers.)
I LOVE when my kids request pizza for dinner and I can say yes with a feel-good mama heart, knowing we have homemade dough in the freezer to cook it, and we’ll have a good time doing it.
- Put ice water into mixing Machine with bread paddle
- Mix all dry ingredients, then add olive oil. Slowly add water until dough is tacky: sticks to bottom of bowl. Make tube of dough: Cut into 6 (I did 4) even sections. Make a ball of each section
- Place dough balls onto parchment paper, spray with olive oil, wrap air tight, and let sit to proof overnight in fridge. Dough can keep in fridge for 2 days or freeze dough for up to 3 months.
- 2 hours prior to baking take dough out to come to room temperature. Cover with flour and flatten each ball with pin to 7 inches diameter (around 10 if you do 4 balls).
- Bake pizzas at 500 degrees on preheated pizza stone for 5-10 minutes.
- For a tip – put the pizza on parchment paper, from the rolling step to baking it in the oven. It makes it easy to slide on and off the hot pizza stone in the oven.
An additional pizza was made for the toddlers to share, who were sleeping at the time this was made. YUM. The moms had a pizza with pesto and olives. YUM YUM. There is nothing like good pizza and good friends to share it with.
See, I told you pizza makes kids smile!