My kids love to get involved in meal prep. If they can get their hands dirty whilst snacking at the same, time, they’re in.
Lucy has recently discovered the joy of pizza. She isn’t brave enough to have something complicated – just cheese and sauce for her, please – but she revels in forming her own little circles of dough. She insists that she make our pizzas too.
She’s our littlest chef.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s not involved. I can throw some ingredients into the bread maker in the morning or mid-afternoon, and and hour and a half later, the dough is ready to turn into its destiny!
If you haven’t already discovered the joy that is the bread maker, you should try it! Borrow one from a friend or your mother. You’ll find that it’s a great way to make doughs and breads (even cinnamon buns!) with little to no effort!
- 3/4 cup warm water (I get it fairly warm at the tap - not too hot though!)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp white sugar
- 1 pkg active yeast powder
- Add the ingredients to the breadmaker pan in the order stated above; create a shallow well for the yeast
- Set the bread maker to "Dough" setting
- Remove the dough and roll it out on a floured surface - makes one large pizza or approximately 4-5 mini pizzas
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Place pizza on parchment lined pan
- Bake for 5-7 minutes until just starting to brown
- Remove and let cool for 5 minutes
- Top with desired toppings; put back in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is beginning to crisp and brown. If desired, broil for the last 2-3 minutes.
The girls have a certain pride in creating their meals – both for themselves and for me and Mr. Suburble. I want to foster a love of cooking in the girls.
And if it’s not a love – at least it’s a knowledge base.
Mr. Suburble prefers ham and pineapple. Lucy likes her cheese and sauce.
Lila still hasn’t been won over by the pizza gods yet – though I’m sure it’s coming.
And it takes very little effort at all!
If you haven’t tried to make your pizza dough in the bread maker, I highly suggest you do! Not only is it incredibly easy, but it’s also inexpensive and can get your kidlets practicing their culinary skills!