Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mini Pizzas

On today's test kitchen menu is pizza.  Mini pizzas, to be exact.  Making mini pizzas is a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.  The homemade dough is simple and can be made in the evening or over the weekend and frozen until you're ready to use it.  In fact, the dough is better if you wait to use it. 

You can whip these babies up in 30 minutes, and each family member can create their own personalized mini pizza.  The ingredients are simple:  Bread flour (white whole wheat flour...shhh...don't tell my husband!), yeast, water, olive oil, and a pinch of sugar.  Let Chow Bella Cooks show you the technique of making the perfect dough, and I even share my "secret ingredients!" 

This recipe was inspired by my Aunt Fran, a master Italian cook, and the master pizza maker, Peter Reinhart.  The sauce is simple and can be made within the 30 minutes or ahead of time. Find out my secret to quick, delicious tomato sauce, too!  It's a fun, nutritious meal the whole family will enjoy!



  1. I love making pizza with the little ones. You're right, it's easy and sure to please everyone. We can always call up pizza delivery if we ever mess it up too much.