The first fall cooking class! We made personal pizzas, including homemade dough and sauce. And of course, we couldn’t go without dessert! Nutella pizzas…heaven.
We started off making the dough! It takes a little while to rise, so we made everything else while it sat. This dough is super simple and easy to throw together any day of the week.
Just mix the lukewarm water, salt, olive oil, and yeast together and let it sit for a minute. Then mix in some of the flour, I like using a Danish Dough whisk that you can find on amazon or sometimes at flea markets. However, you can also just use a spoon or the dough hook attachment on your Kitchen Aid mixer. Save some of the flour for later after it has risen.
Then let it riiiiseeee. Cover it up and put it in a warm place until it has risen to about double in size.
While that dough is rising make the sauce! I just saute a little onion and garlic with olive oil, throw in some tomato puree and italian seasoning, a dash of sugar and let it simmer. This sauce was especially good because I used sauce I made from tomatoes in my garden!
When it’s done rising, mix in the rest of the flour, and give it a knead.
A good way to get any of that stress out! PUNCH IT!
Then toss it and roll it and smoosh it. I like to form the crust on parchment paper. It lets you get it nice and thin without having to add too much flour, and you can put it straight in the oven!
We made bow shaped pizzas cuz it’s fun!
After it’s all smooshed out, top it with sauce, cheese, and any other toppings!
Bake it in a 425 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes.
Here’s the finished product…
Now it’s time for dessert! Another fun shape! This time it’s hearts.
Just form it on the parchment paper and top with some olive oil. Bake it off in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, until it is lightly brown.
After it has cooled, spread on a whole bunch of nutella and top with any sliced fruit. I like to add on a little shredded coconut too. It looks real purdy.
Then it’s time to NOM, NOM, NOM!
- • 3 cups lukewarm water
- • 1 ½ tablespoons salt
- • 1 ½ tablespoons yeast
- • 1 tablespoon olive oil
- • around 7-8 cups flour
- Stir together lukewarm water, yeast, salt and olive oil. Then let sit for about 10 minutes. You should see the yeast start to bubble and grow.
- Gently stir in about half of the flour and let rise for 1 hour.
- Mix in the rest of the flour until a soft dough forms. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Divide dough into 2 or 3 balls. Roll out the dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Top with ingredients and bake for 20 minutes. Repeat for the remaining dough, or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- • can of tomato puree, or fresh tomato puree
- • ¼ cup sugar
- • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
- • olive oil
- • 1 small onion
- • 3 cloves garlic
- Dice onions and garlic finely.
- Heat a pan with enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients and cook on simmer for at least 15 minutes and up to and hour.
- Top the pizza with the sauce and cover with cheese and toppings! Bake at 425 for about 15 minutes and enjoy!
- • 1 cup nutella
- • sliced bananas or strawberries
- • shredded coconut
- • prepared pizza dough
- Roll out dough onto piece of parchment paper. Brush olive oil onto the top of the crust. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Spread nutella over the crust, then top with strawberries, bananas, and shredded coconut. YUM!