They Couldn’t Resist…

Our first spring day to dip into the 90’s, and the pool called out to my kids.  Sierra was the first to ask, and when I said, “Yes,” she stammered, “Uh… did you say ‘Yes?’”  Why not?  I certainly was not so brave.  The pool is still freezing.  (And dirty.)  But, they were thrilled…

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I love how they always lay their towels out and read magazines in the sun while drying off.  Sierra even brought out some school books to practice her handwriting!

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For dinner, I wanted to try a new thin crust pizza recipe I found.  I thought it turned out great, and you don’t have the wait for the dough to rise.  (I happen to be a thin crust type gal.)  My kids still prefer our “normal” crust, though they had no trouble polishing off the pizza.  Here is the recipe, (taken from here):

Thin Crust Pizza Dough (Yeast-Free), makes two 10″ pizzas.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil

Mix your flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Mix your water and olive oil together in a separate small bowl and add into the dry mixture as you stir. When it’s almost combined, use your hands to gently knead the dough together. Add small amounts of extra water if needed. You want your dough to be dry enough that it doesn’t stick to your hands, but wet enough to stay together when you squeeze it.

Once the dough is the right consistency, divide it into two balls, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.

You can roll out your dough between two sheets of wax paper, but I actually like using a lightly floured counter instead (I think I can get it a little thinner that way). You want to get the dough as thin as possible, but shoot for around 1/8″ thick.

Turn your oven to 425˚F and lightly grease a baking sheet or pizza pan. Place the dough on the sheet and prebake your crust for about 10 minutes or until the crust just begins to brown slightly.

Add your sauce, cheese, and pizza toppings, and bake your pizza for another 10 minutes or until the cheese and crust are golden brown. Slice and serve immediately.

Your crust should be thin and crispy, so adjust your prebaking times as needed to get that perfect crunchy bite. I’m so glad to finally have an easy and quick thin crust option available for when that pizza craving hits.

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