Kid Chef Pizza

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Kids love to eat pizza. Pizza is the favorite meal of kids everywhere. Over a hundred years ago in Naples, Italy, baker Raffaele Esposito put tomatoes and basil on top of flat, round dough and baked it. It was so good the king came to him to make pizza for his queen. The baker wanted to make the world’s best pizza for Queen Margherita by adding mozzarella cheese. Not only the king and queen but everyone in Naples loved it. In 1905, Gennaro Lombardini came from Naples and set up the first pizza shop in New York. Today, Kid Chefs can bake their own pizzas by dissolving ½ envelope active dry yeast in ¾ cup warm water and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tsp sea salt, ½ sugar and 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Add slowly to the mixture 1 ¾ cup organic whole wheat pastry flour forming a ball. Turn the dough on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and not sticky. Shape into a ball and place in lightly oiled bowl, cover and let sit for 30 minutes. Preheat the pizza stone to 450 degrees. Knead the dough again and let it rest another 15 minutes. Roll out the dough and stretch into a 16 inch circle about 1/8-inch thick. Brush the pizza with virgin olive oil. Using organic ingredients, spread tomato sauce, pearls of mozzarella cheese, sliced Roma tomatoes, sliced red pepper, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Flour the pizza paddle and slide it under the pizza dough. Slide the pizza onto the hot pizza stone in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is crisp and golden. Now Kid Chefs can enjoy having a homemade pizza party with their friends and family.

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