Okie dokie, so I haven't been posting too much on Faith's 12 Days of Christmas because last week I had lots of school to finish up as well as take some exams that for some reason can be really scary yet at the same time super fun! :P But, school is finally over, so I'm hoping to be able to post every single day until Christmas now! :)
So, the main part of this post will be....pizza making! Does making pizza count as a Christmas-y thing? It's not exactly something you connect with Christmas, but it's something that we did as a family! :D Well most of the family ;) Mom, the three younger ones and I were having tons of fun making homemade pizza....who doesn't have fun splashing tomato sauce and heaping tons of cheese and pepperoni-that-was-actually-salami-because-we-didn't-have-actual-pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, etc! :)
Here's the recipe for the dough (taken from Allrecipes.com), as well as some photos from our pizza experience today! :D
Master Pizza Dough
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup very warm water (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F)
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, and salt. Stir very warm water and olive oil into flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.
Lightly oil 1 (14-inch) or 2 (12-inch) round pizza pan(s). ** Sprinkle with cornmeal. Shape dough into smooth ball. Divide and roll dough to fit desired pan(s).
Once the dough has risen up enough....it's time for the absolutely funnest part, topping it! :D You can add anything you want really! Hey, it's pizza, you can do anything you want with it, right? ;) We usually add tomato paste, then sprinkle on lots of cheese. Then add on anything we can find in the fridge :) Today it was peppers, mushrooms, onions, and salami. In no particular order of course! :D
|Toblerone: Hey, how do you do that?|
|Just love that smile/grin on Dare Devil's face ;)|
|Toblerone got his own piece of dough and he rolled it and rolled it and rolled it|
and....you got it! he rolled it! :D The only problem was that he rolled it sooo much that
the dough tuned a little. . . well...grey! :P
|Dare Devil's little pizza|
|Snow White decided to make it into a pizza pocket, but it ended out|
looking much more like a cute little dumpling! :D She was very proud of it,
let me say! :)
|Toblerone got tired of just rolling it in his hands, and wanted to use the rolling pin.|
Mom helped him at first...
|but he got it quite quickly and wanted to do it by himself|
And you're done! Enjoy! :)
Do you like making pizza?
What's your favourite part of a pizza?
Also, I'm going to be sharing Luke 2: 1-21 over the next five days with you :) That part of Luke is one of my favourite parts of the Bible. The beauty and peace in this passage is . . . just absolutely wonderful to try and imagine! Here's the first part for today!
Luke 2: 1-5