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Balderson Pizza Club

Submitted by Tandra Drew
Lanark 4-H - Pizza Club
(Posted April 6, 2017)

Balderson Pizza Club 4-H

By: Tandra-Lee Drew Age: 10

 

February 16/17 was our first meeting of Pizza Club! Today we did elections and learned how to make sauce and dough. We flattened the dough like a huge floury pancake. Then we froze it. We were in four groups. Two in the kitchen and two out at once. Ben is our president.

 

A Pizza Fact With Pizzazz:

 

A "Chicago Style" pizza is a pizza with thinner crust.

 

February 26/17

 

We made pizzas out of the dough and sauce we made last week. My group did our pizza in halves; one with peppers, and one without. Both sides of our pizza had pepperoni and sausage on it.

 

Perfect Pizza Pie: Steps to a Great Pizza

Make the dough. (see below for a great dough recipe!)

Make the sauce.

Get the cheese. *No, not the moon!

Get the "extra" ingredients. (Pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, etc.)

Spread on sauce.

Put on preferred toppings. *Optional

Put on cheese.

More toppings! ( yay for TOPPINGS!)

And the last step is................

EAT IT!

 

March 8 2017

 

Today we made pizza with white sauce, chicken, peppers, broccoli, and cheese! It was very fun and after we got to eat it!

We had to take all the chicken off the bones! Ewww! Though the pizza was very good.

 

March 22 2017

 

Today we cooked just crusts: Store bought and Pillsbury.

After they were done we judged them. For snack we had a s'more pizza that Robin had made, and some Kool Aid.

 

March 29 2017

 

Today we made DESSERT pizza! I used graham cracker crust, Nutella "sauce", shredded coconut, chocolate chips, almond bits, and caramel drizzle. We could have also used Oreo crust, sugar cookie crust, or regular crust. Martina made hers with chocolate crust, chocolate spread, M&Ms, and coconut. On the healthier hand, Abby S. used graham crust, yogurt, and berries. Sweet!

 

April 5 2017

 

Today we brought in our project pizzas for achievement day! So for this we all had to make a pizza (6-8 inches) of whatever we chose (dessert pizza or dinner pizza). We all ate our own pizzas with some pink lemonade. Some people brought dessert pizzas and some brought dinner pizzas. We judged the pizzas visually. We ended the meeting on the snow hill.

 

A big thank you to our leaders for this project: Barb, Sherry, Beth and Kim! Without our leaders fun clubs like this would not be available to do!

 

Here is a very simple pizza dough recipe I personally used to make mine! Its so simple parents that you can have your kids make you dinner for a change!

 

30 minute Pizza:

 

1 3/4- 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour

 

1 packet Fleischmann’s Pizza yeast

 

2/3 cup very warm water

 

3 tablespoons olive oil

 

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Pizza sauce, toppings and cheese

 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

 

Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add water and oil. Mix until well blended. This takes about 1 minute.

 

Add gradually enough remaining flour to make a soft dough ball. The dough will be slightly sticky.

 

Knead dough on a floured surface adding additional flour if needed, until dough is smooth and elastic. This takes about 4 minutes. Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased (I used a little bit of olive oil and brush to cover my pan) pizza pan by pressing out with your fingers or roll dough out on a floured counter to either a 12 inch circle or a rectangle pizza (I prefer the rolling pin to flatten my dough then pressing out with my fingers).

 

Top as desired with sauce, toppings and cheese!!

 

Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes. Until cheese is bubble and crust is browned.


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