Making Pizza from Scratch

As we gathered around the carpet for story time, we had to make a decision on what we wanted to bake on Friday. As the children began to share their ideas, they all came to a quick agreement to make Pizza once again! The children decided what different ingredients and toppings they would like to bring for this recipe.

When we returned to school Friday morning we were excited to get to work.

First on the list would be to make the dough…

The children worked together finding the correct measurement amounts for the water, yeast, salt,sugar and olive oil….

 

 

 

 

 

As they waited for the yeast to become active, we began adding our flour measurement into the food processor..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“H” looked for the ON,OFF and Dough buttons as he prepared the dough….He also read these these words to his friends and showed them how to use it as we continued making more dough.

Once the dough was ready we were able to bring our the rolling pins and roll our dough out….

 

 

 

 

 

 

We added our sauce….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we had lots of fun pouring a WHOLE bag of cheese on top of the sauce….

 

 

The children also decided they wanted pepperoni and sliced tomato pieces on one pizza.

 

 

So they got a little practice cutting tomatoes. ;-D

 

 

 

 

One of our delicious Cheese Pizza’s!

 

 

 

Making Pizza was a hit and everyone enjoyed eating 2-3 pieces of it! We cant wait to make it again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1

Dissolve the yeast in a small bowl with the warm water. Let the yeast sit in the bowl for about five minutes and stir to finish dissolving if it does not dissolve completely.

Step 2

Combine the flour, olive oil, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3

Add water and yeast mixture to other ingredients in the mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer or a flat spoon to mix the ingredients. Mix until the dough begins to become thick. Add water if needed, but do it sparingly.

Step 4

Knead the dough. Either use a kneading hook or other attachment with an electric mixer or place the dough on a floured work surface and knead by hand until dough is smooth and elastic.

Step 5

Coat another bowl with olive oil and place the dough into the bowl to coat it with olive oil. Cover the bowl and set aside to let the dough rise, which will take an hour or two. It should double in size. Let it set in a warm but not overly hot place.

Step 6

Preheat oven to 400 to 450 degrees.

Step 7

Remove the pizza dough from the bowl and place it on a floured work surface. Roll the dough in to a ball and begin to work it into a flat circle by pressing down on the middle and working the dough outward. Keep pressing it until it is ½ inch thick or to the desired diameter.

Step 8

Brush the dough with olive oil and spoon on your pizza sauce. Use only as much sauce as you want for the pizza and save the rest. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the sauce and add your toppings. Sprinkle some more cheese on top for an extra cheesy pizza.

Step 9

Place pizza on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and the crust is crisp and golden. Check the pizza often to make sure it doesn’t overcook or burn.

Learning Goals Achieved:Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it correctly when reading and writing. Students are expected to:

(A)   identify and use words that name actions, directions, positions, sequences, and locations;

(B)   (1) Perception. The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment. The student is expected to:

(C)   (A) glean information from the environment, using the five senses; and

(B) identify colors, textures, forms, and subjects in the environment.

 Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Procedural Texts. Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents. Students are expected to:

(A) Follow pictorial directions (e.g., recipes, science experiments);

Measurement. The student directly compares the attributes of length, area, weight/mass, capacity, and/or relative temperature. The student uses comparative language to solve problems and answer questions. The student is expected to:

(A)compare two containers according to capacity (holds more, holds less, or holds the same); compare two objects according to weight/mass (heavier than, lighter than or equal to);
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