Everyone loves pizza, kids especially. I think my son would eat it every night if I would allow it. Here is a basic recipe that older kids can make themselves. Everyone can participate in spreading the sauce and sprinkling on the toppings.
For 2 large pizzas:
2 cups warm water
2 rounded teaspoons dry yeast
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups flour
In a large bowl, proof yeast in water. You will see it bubble up – this is fun for everyone to watch. Whisk in olive oil and salt. Stir in flour, 2 cups at a time until dough is no longer sticky. Knead until smooth – 5 minutes at the most. Drizzle olive oil around bowl. Roll dough in oil until coated. Cover bowl with a towel and let rise until doubled – about 1 hour. Divide dough in half and roll into balls. Cover and let rise for another 15 minutes. Sprinkle cornmeal over bottom of pizza pans. Shape dough to fit pans – stretch and flip and pretend you’re an Italian chef. (Or just put it on a lightly flour surface and keep pushing it out) Now you are ready to put on the toppings. We like a sauce-less pizza with feta cheese and mozzarella. Or cover with pizza sauce, then mozzarella cheese (or pizza cheese) and the toppings of your choice. We have a lot of fans of plain here. I like it with olives, black and green. I also like the vegetarian pepperoni.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until cheese is browned and bubbly.