Friday, January 16, 2015

Cracker Crust Pizza

Kids can be such picky eaters!  My 2 older children will never give eggplant another chance for the rest of their lives thanks to me forcing them to eat it years ago when they were young kids.
And my youngest has a list of foods that he will eat that you can count off on both your hands!
And pizza is one of the top 3!
This pizza he is in love with and I have to agree the crust is perfect!

I tend to shy away from making breads, doughs , sweets etc.... I have not had the best of luck in that department.

This pizza crust was pretty much fool proof, that made me SO happy!  Pat on back!

I am still cooking my way through Amy Thielen's cookbook that I bought myself last summer, so glad that I did too!

In her book there is a tomato sauce that accompanies her Cracker Crust Pizza, I didn't try that with mine only because I have jars upon jars of my own I canned this summer. Yes I can, I started doing that 2 years ago I believe.  I grow TONS of tomatoes, usually 3 variations.  And plenty of other veggies.
Talking about my garden is making me anxious for spring to come!  I have been circling seeds in my gardening catalog recently.

So this is what you will need to make Amy's Cracker Crust:

3/4 Cup Cool Water
1/4 Cup Canola oil
1 Teaspoon fine sea salt (I used sea salt, it did not say fine)
1 Teaspoon sugar
2 Cups flour + Flour for your work space
Parchment paper

How to make it:
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees, with your pizza plate or cookie sheet in the oven.
Start by adding the first 4 ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
Add in 1 cup of flour and whisk until smooth.
Add your next cup of flour and blend in with a wooden spoon.
Flour your work space (a clean surface) and knead your dough for a good 5 minutes.
Now divide that dough into 3 sections making 3 round disk shapes.
Place those onto a wooden surface (cutting board).
And cover with a kitchen towel from 30 minutes to 3 hours. I waited 45 minutes because I had a hungry kiddo and had to get cooking.

Take a sheet of parchment paper and lay down a disk of dough, lay another piece of parchment paper on top of your dough, now start rolling until the dough is approximately 12 inches.
I was hoping my dough would be a round shape like a pizza but I ended up with an oval shape but you know what it tastes the same once it's cooked!
Brush your dough lightly with olive oil and pinch the outer edges of the pizza dough inwards.
Time to start building your pizza! My son's favorite part.  His pizza's take a hot minute to make, sauce, pepperoni and cheese!  But you put any toppings you like on yours sausage, peppers, mushrooms etc.

Bake your pizza for 15-18 minutes

Hope you enjoy, we did!


  1. This looks great! So jealous of your veggie garden, it is a dream of mine.

  2. Melinda your the sweetest! I hope you get a garden of your own some day !