Sunday, February 6, 2011

Family Pizza Night

Photo: Matt   Food Styling: Jason

A few moms I know have Family Pizza Night every Friday night with their families.  They make delicious homemade pizza and throw in a movie to have a fun, relaxed night as a family.  I think the tradition is a great idea, and so I have jumped on the Family Pizza Night bandwagon.  Here is an enticing Pizza Margherita for you and yours to enjoy! 


 
Pizza Margherita

Homemade pizza dough (recipe below)                  ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced                                2 Tablespoon parmesan cheese, divided
2 Tablespoons olive oil                                            1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ teaspoon garlic salt                                              ½ cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
               

Preheat oven to 450.  Place your pizza stone in the oven to preheat for 10 minutes.

Roll dough out into 2 round crusts.  Place onto heated pizza stones.  Spread a light layer of olive oil over both.  Bake for 5-8 minutes (depending upon oven) until lightly browned.  Remove from the oven.    

Arrange tomatoes evenly onto the pizza crusts.  Drizzle olive oil over tomatoes; then evenly sprinkle garlic salt, pepper, and 1 Tbsp. parmesan cheese over pizza.  Bake pizza for 8-10 minutes.  Keep an eye on it.  Remove from oven.

Sprinkle each pizza with mozzarella, the remaining 1 Tbsp. parmesan, and basil leaves on top of pizza.  Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt. 

Note:  All ovens are different, so just be sure to keep an eye on your pizzas to make sure they don't burn.




Homemade Pizza Crust (makes 2 pizza crusts)

cups lukewarm water
1 dry active yeast packet (¼ oz.)
½ teaspoon sugar
3 cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
Olive oil

                Combine water, yeast, and sugar.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Add flour and salt.  Mix and knead for about 10 minutes.  Place in a greased bowl and cover.  Let dough rise for 30 minutes.  Roll out pizza dough into two thin crusts.  Place on heated pizza stones. 

4 comments:

  1. OMG, this is the best Pizza recipe ever. Janna is the best ever, I hope she becomes the president some day. Not necessarily of the United States, but maybe a homeowners association or something.

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  2. Janna, I roasted 2 whole chickens with total success!!!! The family loved it! Thank you Thank you Thank you!! I then made the chicken broth, very easy & delicious! Still enjoying the leftovers. Can't wait to tackle your pizza recipe. I feel like Julie & Julia! Kara

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  3. Starting this in about one hour! Assuming I stop feeling so sick :( Going to sautee some portabella for a side :) YUM!

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  4. Oooohh this recipe looks so yummy! Must try this!

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