We hit a breaking point this week with homeschooling.
This is not school.
I am not a teacher.
My kids have no interest in our prescribed lessons.
Believe it or not, printing, cutting and pasting, scanning, downloading and uploading things into google docs is not my cup of tea and most definitely is not second nature for me.
This is a learning curve for EVERYONE.
We are adapting, but the school battles can be epic and frustrating and can seriously destroy the sense of peace and unity in our family home. Quite honestly, I would rather concentrate on being their Mom in this crazy time and teach them things that are equally useful.
Like making pizza.
Everything is better with pizza.
Please go forth and make pizza with your children or loved ones and watch all the drama fade away.
Pizza Dough Recipe
Prep: 25 mins
Rise time: 2 hours
Cook: 12 min
Yield: 6 small pizzas
4.5 cups all purpose flour
2 cups water
5 tsp salt
1.5 tsp olive oil
1.5 tsp turbinado sugar
1tsp fresh yeast
1. First mix the yeast with warm water, sugar and olive oil. Whisk well to break up pieces. Let it sit for 15 mins for the yeast to begin feeding on that sugar and get activated
2. Put flour and salt in a large bowl. Then slowly add in the liquid and mix with your hands. You can use a dough hook on a mixer but I do not have one. Mix and knead until you have a nice big and soft doughball (if it seems too wet add a tiny bit of flour to form the ball) then cover the bowl with a damp towel (or plastic wrap) and let rise for an hour
3. Cut your dough into 6 balls, place on a sheet pan covered and let rise again for at minimum one hour. If you can wait two hours the dough will be fluffier but one hour makes a crispy thin crust.
4. Stretch your dough to fit round pans, square pans, even a cast iron skillet works like a charm. Preheat oven to 450
5. Top with your fave toppings. I use a fresh, raw sauce of crushed tomatoes right from the can as I enjoy the flavor more than a prepared heavier sauce that can be an overpowering to your toppings. Lastly add cheese Vegan cheese or Regular. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Always use a spatula to pop up the pizza and check the dough for doneness underneath. If it looks vaguely translucent in the middle of the pie, that means it needs more time.
Melted cheese is not a good indicator!
Enjoy! If you make this recipe please share with Sara and VeganZine on Instagram with #VeganZineBoston.
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