We had a blast making the pizza crust and a mess! I haven't quit perfected making pizza crust without a mess yet as this was my very first time to make pizza crust. I can't believe it has taken me this long!
Pizza is one of my FAVORITE things to eat. I've had a hard time adjusting to this not being a regular part of our diet as it was before our journey towards eating healthier.........except for the occasional trip to Cici's when daddy is working:). Sorry. I'm all about not cooking dinner on those nights and Kaylyn, Laney Rae, and I can eat A LOT for 10 bucks.
Kaylyn and I did an experiment. I mixed one of the crusts in my bread machine and she mixed the other by hand.......because it was a lot more fun for her that way! She made hers entirely by herself.
Honestly, the both came out the except making it by hand was much faster and rose a lot quicker.
Kaylyn decided to top her pizza with grass-fed beef (or meat pieces in her words) on one half and pineaple and ham on the other half. Jason and I topped ours with lots of veggies and grass-fed beef. We used an organic spaghetti sauce and organic cheddar cheese.
I must say, that this pizza was wonderful! I needed a bigger pizza pan because the crust made enough for a large size pizza which equaled to lots of crust on my smaller pizza pans.
This will be a regular in the Kramer home accompanied by family night with a good movie. We had a good time.
I hope you enjoy the recipe! You can read it from Mandi's blog HERE or believe. I love Mandi's blog! She is a neat gal complete with a chicken coop with laying hens in her backyard.....in the middle of Brenham. They are all about being urban homesteaders.
Here is the recipe below as well taken from Mandi's blog. And below are photos of our pizza night!
(loosely adapted from lucy burney's immunity foods for healthy kids)preheat oven to 375'
1 tsp mixed herbs
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup lukewarm water2 tsp instant yeast
4 tbsp oil(i usually throw in half of a grated zucchini)
mix up the dough and let sit while you get your toppings ready. disclaimer: no babies were harmed in the making of this pizza crust. he stands there until i turn off the mixer and then dives in. Raw dough is a hot commodity in our house! Roll out the dough. Place on lightly oiled and dusted (i use corn meal) pizza pan (i'd use a stone if i had one!) Add pizza sauce (this night i used spaghetti sauce because it's all i had on hand). Layer on toppings- we always start with some sort of leafy green and put on whatever else we have lying around. This night we used peppers, tomatoes and basil. Add cheese (as my sister would say "mozzarella makes it swell-a). Bake for about 20 minutes (or until cheese gets golden)