After the dough is kneaded and feels smooth and elastic, it is put in a clean oiled bowl and left to rise in a warm spot for at least 2 hours (ideally 3+). Cover the surface of the dough with plastic wrap, and place a kitchen towel over the bowl.
The fun really began as we started to top our yummy pizzas. The chefs used sauce, shredded cheese, pepperoni and green olives.
The pizzas went into a 500 degree oven for about 7 minutes.The Junior Chefs enjoyed eating their delicious creations. Everyone did such a wonderful job today!
Time saving tip for mamas: For made ahead pizza crusts to have on hand in the freezer, simply roll out personal sized pizzas, bake in 500 degree oven for 3 or 4 minutes (don't let them get brown or crisp, you will be baking them again when you assemble your pizzas). Cool on a rack. When completely cool, stack them up and freeze in a Ziplock bag. When you need one, take it out of the freezer, top it and bake in a 500 degree oven for 5-6 min. This recipe makes enough for 12 kid size pizzas, or two family sized pizzas.