We love pizza, in fact, every Tuesday night is pizza night:) Our children are pretty picky these days so making our own pizzas enables each of us to get what we want for dinner. My husband and I load ours with veggies but the kids like sauce, cheese and cashews on theirs:)
This recipe is a simple pizza crust, it takes about 5 minutes to mix and knead. Mercy loved kneading it with me today. We all love eating it, super healthy, fresh and way cheaper than buying them in the store!Combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour with 1/2 cup all-purpose whole wheat flour, 2 1/4 tsp pizza crust yeast, 1 1/2 tsp maple sugar and 3/4 tsp sea salt in a large bowl. Mix well. Add 2/3 cup very warm water and 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Mix until completely combined. Add more white flour if needed to make the dough soft (about 3/4 cups). It should be plyable and form into a ball. Knead dough on floured surface adding additional flour if needed, until smooth and elastic, this should take about 3 minutes. Pat down dough and use a rolling pin to roll dough in the form of pizza crusts. (They can be whatever shape you like) Spray a baking sheet with EVOO and put the shaped dough on it. (I make two small ones for the kids and 1 large one for Jim and I). Pinch the edges of the crusts. Spread with pizza saucce. Top with desired toppings and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 425F for 12-15 minutes.
I usually take it out at the end, slice up the pieces and then put them back in for 3 more minutes to make sure that the center is fully cooked! It is such a treat to have fresh crust. The kids don’t even complain about eating it because it doesn’t get really hard like the store-bought stuff.
Serve warm and enjoy!! (We like to eat it with smoothies and salad)