Fantastic Bake Along – Pizza Party!!


It’s time to heat up the oven and get out the aprons.  It’s Fantastic Bake Along Time!!  Come and join in the fun:).   You have to eat something anyway, right?   This month Brenna@crochet539 is our baking host.  Yea, Brenna!!

Brenna talked to her family about choosing this month’s recipe.  They all decided that a pizza party would be fun. I agree!   She would like us all to use the same crust recipe, but put whatever toppings on it that you think are fun and maybe a little bit different from the norm.

The crust recipe is from The Chef in Training.  You can head on over to her blog for pictures and a nice description of the dough.

The Perfect Pizza Dough

Recipe from Nikki @ Thechefintrainng.com

TOTAL TIME 43 MINS
Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 5 cups flour, divided
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil (2 Tablespoons per pan)

Instructions

Mix warm water and yeast and let sit 5 minutes until yeast proofs.

Add 2 ½ cups flour with proofed yeast and mix well in Kitchen Aid or with a dough hook.

Add additional 2 ½ cups flour and salt, knead until smooth. Cover bowl with saran wrap. Let dough rest in a ball for 10 to 20 minutes.

Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto baking sheet or pizza pan and evenly coat bottom of baking sheet or pizza pan.

Remove dough from bowl and add more flour as needed (a little at a time) to alleviate the stickiness of the dough if needed. I add a few Tablespoons usually.

Split dough in half and roll each ball of dough very thin and place on greased pan.

Preheat oven to 400 F

Top your pizza dough however you would like. If you have a favorite pizza recipe or breadstick recipe, have at it! Be sure and leave a ¾-inch space on the edge for crust.

Bake each pizza separately at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes for pizza and 15 minutes for bread sticks or cinnamon sticks.

Ok now for how this Fantastic Bake Along works:

  • Just comment below if you want to join in. I will add your blog link to the BAL on Saturday’s post
  • Make the recipe sometime this week.
  • On Saturday, post your pictures and results of the recipe. Success or accidents in the kitchen, it doesn’t matter. It’s all fun and real:)
  • Link your post here with the Fantastic Bake-Along 
  • Be sure to visit the other bloggers posts
  • It is also super a-ok if you don’t want to blog post but just want to join us as we bake/cook. You can just comment with your results or post a picture on Instagram #fantasticbakealong

Only one rule–Be polite and nice!!  

Here are the links to bakers who have joined along in past past Bake alongs:

I’m excited to Bake Along with you this week. It’s going to be SWEET!!  I can’t wait for Saturday to see all of the delicious pizzas!



Nikki, The Chef in Training, has asked that if you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining She would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens. Don’t forget #fantasticbakealong as well:)!

21 thoughts on “Fantastic Bake Along – Pizza Party!!

  1. Bravo to Brenna on her and her family’s choice!! I make home made pizza all the time and her crust recipe is pretty much the same that I use. My secret weapon for perfect crust is my cast iron pizza pan!! I always have the ingredients on hand for making pizza too so this is perfect!! Hmmm I’m thinking buffalo chicken pizza!! Yaaaaaay I’m too too excited! 😀 ❤ 😀

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      1. Tracy – you NEED a cast iron pizza pan!!! It really makes such a difference in the crust – nice and crispy on the bottom, but chewy on the top and you can PILE so many toppings on because the crust is sturdy enough to handle it!!! I ❤ my cast iron pizza pan!!!!

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    1. Hi Kathy! I hope you are having fun in CA! Thank you for sharing the ideas on portions and saving the dough. You are so smart!! Your pizza looked yummy! What a fun pizza party we are having:). I wish I could take a bite out of all of them!!

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    1. Emma, these look so DELICIOUS!! I love your idea about the warm water to help raise the dough. I’m definitely going to give that one a try:)! Your two different variations looked so fun! And of course you can use the logo:). I should have said so earlier. It is available to all of us who are Fantastically Baking:). I’m glad you like it❤️❤️

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