pizza project with kids

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pizza project with kids
Here’s a fun cooking project with your little ones where they can practice counting while getting their hands dirty! Plus they’ll be excited to see, and taste, the end result since they made it from scratch! Have fun and enjoy!
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 TBSP Active Dry Yeast (1pkg)
  • 1 TSP. Sugar
  • 1 ½ Cups Flour
  • ¼ TSP. Salt
  • 1 TBSP. Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1 TBSP. Olive Oil
  • Cornmeal to sprinkle
  1. Preheat over to 450 degrees. Lightly oil a 12” (30 cm) pizza pan. In a small bowl, mix warm water, yeast and sugar together. Let sit until yeast activates, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt and cornmeal. Add yeast mixture, and olive oil, and knead to smooth dough, about 10 minutes. While kneading, it’s a great time to practice your numbers with your little ones! We practiced counting to 100 three times counting each knead. Once the dough is smooth, sprinkle a work surface with cornmeal and roll dough into a 13” (33 cm) circle and place on pizza pan. Add your little ones favorite toppings and bake for 10-15 minutes. Makes 1, 12” pizza.
  2. Since my little ones frown on veggies, the toppings I used for this pizza were: fresh pizza sauce, trader joe’s giotto’s quattro formaggia cheese, and fresh basil. The perfect pizza margarita!
  3. FYI: Learn from my mistake. Don’t put the fresh basil on until about the last three minutes. Otherwise it will leave it looking like the photo above. Still good, just not too photogenic.