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  • Farm, Fresh, Family - Cooking with Kids: Pizza!
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    Lucy Bennett

Farm, Fresh, Family - Cooking with Kids: Pizza!

Farm, Fresh, Family - Cooking with Kids: Pizza!

Last week we discussed the importance of cooking with kids and the many benefits it has to offer. This week, we will continue by giving you a great recipe that is super easy and fun to make with kids of any age—even toddlers!

Pizza!

Kids love pizza and it’s one simple meal that packs in a great amount of creativity!

The Crust:

  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup water (warm but not hot)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 1/2 cups flour

(to save time, instead of making your own yeast dough, you can also use a can or two of Pillsbury pizza dough)

 Preparation:

  • Add yeast, salt, sugar and water to a bowl and stir to combine.  Allow the yeast mixture to begin bubbling and add the Extra Virgil Olive Oil, and start adding the flour until a sticky mass forms using a wooden spoon.
  • Once the dough separates from the side of the bowl, take it out and place on a floured surface.  Knead by hand for 5-10 minutes or until you have a smooth ball

 Kids love kneading the dough! It’s fun to get a little messy with the flour, too!

  • Place ball in a bowl that has been oiled, and add a little more olive oil to the top of the ball.  Cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place for an hour.
  • After an hour, punch the dough down and get all of the air out.  Cut the dough into 4 pieces if you want to make 4 kid-sized pies.

Dress the dough with any one of the Monte Bene Cooking Sauces!

 The Toppings:

The possibilities are endless! This is when the kids can get really creative! Breakfast pizzas, dessert pizzas, the list goes on! 

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    Lucy Bennett

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