This past MLK Jr. Day, we spent the morning at the dentist getting cleanings and the afternoon at my sister’s house making pizza.
I made the dough the night before using Gwyneth Paltrow’s pizza dough recipe. Click here to see it reprinted in her GOOP newsletter.
A couple things about pizza dough:
- It’s really easy to make
- It’s a fun activity for kids when it’s the dead of winter or for slumber parties
- It’s hard to get crispy without a wood-fired oven so just know that going in
- There are a million recipes and the measurements vary wildly
Again, Gwynnie came through with a foolproof recipe.
Here’s what the yeast, water mixture looks like: chocolate milky.
The dough sits on the counter or goes in the fridge overnight to rise.
It always amazes me when dough rises. It’s fun for kids and 40-year-olds to punch it down into submission.
Awww… Mag’s first dental cleaning ever!
Both of Greta’s top-front teeth are wiggly! This ought to be good.
With dental check-ups behind us, we set up pizza shop on Bran’s enviable marble counters and divided the dough into six balls – one for everyone.
Mag’s pizza came out first. Not too shabby.
Bran had some slow-roasted tomatoes left over from Gwyneth’s slow-roasted tomato & smoked mozzarella crostini recipe, so we put those on our pizza. So, so good.
It was great spending the afternoon with my sister.