Pizza Anyone?


Today the students are out of school for Spring Break. So this morning I realized that my family would all be home for lunch. I wanted to have something fun and easy. So when I asked, “Pizza anyone?” They yelled, “YES!”  Pizza is simple and fun to prepare.

Dough for two large Pizzas

250 g. all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoon salt

1 egg

1/3 cup of vegetable oil

1 cup warm milk

½ packet dried yeast


Float dried yeast on warm milk until dissolved. Mix flour and salt together. When yeast begins to grow combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. The dough should be sticky. Add a little water if it is too dry. Cover the bowl and set it aside to rise. After 30 minutes stir the dough with a wooden spoon, cover and let rise again for an hour. Pour dough out on a floured surface, cut in two pieces. Roll the dough to fit your pans. Coat pans with a little olive oil and slide dough unto pans.  Let it rest while you prepare the toppings.

Top the dough with a good quality canned tomato sauce, season with oregano, basil and salt. Cover with cheese. Top with onions, green peppers, olives, mushrooms, sausages, pepperoni, ham, or salami. Cook in hot oven 400 F (200 C) for20 to 30 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble and turn slightly brown.


A Simple Focaccia