Pizza is definitely one of my FAVORITE foods! Last week, I went to a pizza making class for teachers at my school. The teacher of the class was the middle school home economics teacher. It was my first time in the home economics classroom! It was so cool. It reminded me of middle school and having home ec. class. There were washing machines running, multiple kitchen sinks and ovens all around the room and plenty of food for us cook with.
When I arrived, she had us working right away by chopping different vegetables to use for the toppings. Her motto was the more toppings, the better! The toppings that we prepared ranged from: grilled eggplants, grilled red peppers, dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, olives, onions, mushrooms, baby corn, spinach, artichokes, bell peppers, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese balls, goat cheese, arugula, and more.
We divided up into groups and tried making different types of pizza dough from scratch. My friend Laura and I ended up making a Chicago-deep dish style pizza. She told us that we need to let the dough sit out for a while (few hours??), so her 7th grade kids had prepared the dough for us earlier that day that we ended up using. The dough that we actually made, we sealed into zip lock bags for those 7th grade kids to use when they have class.
In the end, I enjoyed making the dough and adding all the toppings! I’m not sure when I will actually be able to do this at home, but I’m glad I got to do it. All the pizzas that all the teachers created were delicious!