Let's make our own pizzas today…from scratch! I know it may sound like I'm asking too much, especially when you can run to the store and get a Boboli crust and call it a day, but you'd be surprised at how easy and fun it is to make from scratch. Your kids will love being a part of the entire process!
I mixed the ingredients and made the dough. You have to knead it on a floured surface for a few minutes to make it workable.
Then you cover it with a bowl and let it rise for about 15 minutes.
(On a side note, do you notice my Pyrex bowl? I found some on Etsy the other day…apparently they're vintage!! I call them plain 'old' but now I can feel classier knowing they're not 'hand-me-downs,' they're vintage.)
While the dough is rising, I get my ingredients together. Today I'm going to show you two different ideas for pizza. The first is my husband's favorite. He loves BBQ chicken pizza. I don't make it fancy (but I suppose I should look for a real recipe for him!) I just take chicken breast and mix in some Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.
When the dough is ready I put it on my baking sheet lined with foil. I use my hands to work it into the size I want.
Then I topped it with a little BBQ sauce, the chicken/BBQ sauce mixture, and some cheese. It's a fan favorite around here!
The other option is my favorite: Caprese Pizza. I absolutely love fresh mozzarella. Growing up on Long Island, we used to ride the train into Manhattan to go to Little Italy. We'd go to an Italian Deli, buy fresh mozzarella, and just stand around on the sidewalk eating it. And when I say 'fresh,' I don't mean in a package. I mean 'fresh' as in still warm! It's absolutely delicious and if you've never tried it, you need to add "Eat Fresh Mozzarella" to your Bucket List. Trust me.
I sliced up the mozzarella and tomatoes and laid them on my crust. Notice how this crust is much smaller than the BBQ pizza crust? It's because I made whole wheat crust for mine. I'm not happy with how it turned out though, so I'm not sharing the recipe until I find something better! The pizza was still really yummy but I like the regular dough better.
For the printable recipe, click HERE.
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