Here is where the real fun starts. Let the kids do most of the work here because we know how much parents enjoy cleaning up the kitchen. We know that pizzas are supposed to be round and sometimes square or rectangular, but kids have a different sense of design. Let them go wild and see what they come up with. That’s half the fun. The other half will be eating your wonderful creation.
Italian plum tomatoes (canned)
Sugar (to taste)
Black Pepper (to taste)
Roasted garlic cloves
The sauce (above)
Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
Toppings of your choice
Add the ingredients, above, to suit your taste. After all, it’s your pizza.
Please supervise children when working on this or any other recipe.
Grind tomatoes through a food mill, then season with black pepper, sugar, olive oil, oregano, roasted garlic and salt. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate.
Always have a clean workspace (that won’t last!). Granite or marble are excellent surfaces to make pizzas, If you don’t have either, this is a great excuse to get one.
Let the pizza dough come to room temperature.
Place some semolina flour on the work surface and start stretching the dough ball. You want to get it to a consistent thickness, so if you want to use a rolling pin to help, place some flour on the dough so the rolling pin won’t stick. If you want to try spinning the dough in the air, go ahead. We can’t be held responsible for where it lands.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Once you have the dough stretched, place your dough on a pizza pan that has been coated with olive oil. Next put on a layer of pizza sauce, a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese and your favorite toppings.
Just before placing your pizza into the oven, put some more shredded cheese on top.
Take your perfect creation and pop it into the oven for about 20 minutes or until the crust is a golden brown and the cheese is nicely bubbling.
Remove from the oven, let it cool a bit and start eating.