Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza pie? It’s one of our go-to recipes in the FrogLegs kitchen and never fails to delight! Delicious end results aside, we love making homemade pizza dough because it gives us an opportunity to teach kiddos all about our most mysterious pantry staple; yeast! It looks like sand, what is this stuff? And how exactly does it transform humble ingredients such as flour into something delightfully fluffy and worthy of topping with sauce, cheese, and all the other pizza goodies?
Mrs. Froglegs breaks it all down for us in the video below. By the end you’ll be ready to make your own
delicious homemade pizza dough and get creative with all the toppings. Hoppy Cooking!
Now that you’re a yeast/dough expert, Mrs. FrogLegs will show you exactly what to do with that delicious dough!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
For the dough:
4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp yeast
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
For the pizza toppings:
shredded mozzarella cheese
sliced bell peppers
Add yeast and sugar into water and whisk together well.
Let sit until bubbles appear on top of water.
Measure flour, salt, and olive oil into a large mixing bowl, mix well.
Pour in yeast mixture.
Stir to combine, then place dough on a flat surface to knead.
Knead for 5-10 minutes.
Place in an oiled bowl covered with a dish cloth in a warm place to rise for at least 30 minutes.
When it’s ready place dough on a floured surface and roll out into desired shape for pizza.
Pinch the edges of the pizza to create a crust.
Top with sauce, cheese, and get creative with the toppings!