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Pizza Making Spring 2022

Pizza-making can also be a great way of creating a fun and engaging craft activity for children. Pizza is a popular food, and many enjoy creating customized pizzas at home. This can range from cooking to drawing pizza designs on paper to a fun afternoon of crafting and role-play that involves making, serving, or delivering pizzas.

Here’s what Ms. Shapiro recently did with her MileStone students pizza-making project:

Pizza Making Spring 2022

Check out these photos Ms. Shapiro captured during their pizza making project. Their pizzas looks tasty!

  • Pizza Making Spring 2022
  • Pizza Making Spring 2022
  • Pizza Making Spring 2022

There is a huge range of ways this pizza craft activity can be expanded into further creative projects or other subjects. These include math, geography, history, and science. There is also the opportunity for gardening and cooking projects.


Try Pizza Making at Home!

How To Make The Tastiest Homemade Pizza

Making homemade pizza dough can sound like hard work, but it is so worth the bragging rights. The dough itself requires a few items and rising and rest time. While you wait for the dough to be ready, you can prep your tomato sauce, chop fresh vegetables, or grate the cheese you will put on top.

Bake for 15 minutes, garnish with basil (or more cheese), and enjoy showing off your delicious homemade creation.

Here is the list of ingredients you will need to make your pizza dough:

  • 2.5 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of brown or white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 7 cups of all purpose flour and set handful aside for more dusting later
  • 8 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup of semolina

Optional toppings:

Tomato Sauce

  • 28 ounce can of whole tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon of kosher salt

Margarita Sauce

  • Tomato sauce

  • Grated or shredded fresh mozzarella cheese

  • Fresh basil leaves

Pepperonis

  • Tomato sauce

  • Grated or shredded fresh mozzarella cheese

  • Mild or spicy pepperoni stick or slices

  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation Instructions:

  • “Bloom” the yeast by sprinkling the sugar and yeast in the warm water. Let sit for 10 minutes, until bubbles form on the surface. Blooming is the process of proofing active dry yeast before it can be used in a recipe. It is a great way to check if your yeast is still alive and kicking! You do not need to do this with instant or fresh yeast.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the middle and add the olive oil and bloomed yeast mixture. Using a spoon, mix until a shaggy dough begins to form.

  • Grease a clean, large bowl with olive oil and place the dough inside, turning to coat with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for at least an hour or up to 24 hours.

  • Punch down the dough and turn it onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead for another minute or so, then cut into four equal portions and shape into rounds.

  • Lightly flour the dough, then cover with a kitchen towel and let rest for another 30 minutes to an hour while you prepare the sauce and any other ingredients.

  • Preheat the oven as high as your oven will allow, between 450-500˚F (230-260˚C). Place a pizza stone, heavy baking sheet (turn upside down so the surface is flat), or cast-iron skillet in the oven.

  • Meanwhile, make the tomato sauce: Add the salt to the can of tomatoes and puree with an immersion blender, transfer to a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth.

  • Once the dough has rested, take a portion and start poking the surface with your fingertips until bubbles form and do not deflate.

  • Then, stretch and press the dough into a thin round. Make it more delicate than you think it should be, as it will slightly shrink and puff up during baking.

  • Sprinkle semolina onto an upside-down baking sheet and place the stretched crust onto it. Add the sauce and ingredients of your choice.

  • Slide the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone or pan. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crust and cheese are golden browns.

  • Add any garnish of your preference, such as parsley, red hot shaker, or garlic.

Nutrition Calories: 1691 Fat: 65 grams Carbs: 211 grams Fiber: 12 grams Sugars: 60 grams Protein: 65 grams


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