Pizza Friday comes along with a movie, and is the kids favorite day of the week. They all love being able to watch the pizza dough rise, and cook and then finally, put the toppings on and watch the cheese melt. Cyan loves to help with the dough, Alex grates the cheese, and Logan is just happy to be underfoot in the kitchen.
This week the pizza turned out particularly good... so I decided to take a picture.
Preheat oven to 400*
Put these ingredients in a bowl and mix:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 package dry yeast
1/4 tea salt
1 cup of warm water (not hot, you'll kill the yeast)
Mix in a mixer with a bread hook on low until blended and then on high for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add another 1 1/2 cups of flour and continue to mix.
Roll out on a floured counter top or board and kneed for 6 - 8 minutes until firm but elastic. Put in an oiled bowl and turn over (so the oiled side is up). Let stand for 10 minutes. Roll out on counter top and turn onto cookie sheet. Press the edges until they are just slightly thicker than the middle. Cook in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes, until the sides are risen and slightly brown. Take out of the oven, and add sauce and toppings of your choice. Bake for 10 minutes again, take out and enjoy.
Edited to add the measurements. Sorry about that!