Who said you shouldn’t play with your food? Making pizza from scratch is the perfect activity to do with family and friends or for a fun date night in! With homemade dough and an array of colorful and unique toppings, the possibilities are endless and always delicious. Here, local restaurants share recipes for pizza, sauce, and toppings, so you can mix and match your own playful pizza.
“Tuscany – known for its rich agriculture and simplistic, time-honored approach to cuisine – is celebrated in our Tuscan pizza, using freshly roasted mushrooms, fresh herbs, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, onions, Roma tomatoes, and house pesto.” – Scott Eiselstein
2½cupsmozzarella and provolone cheese blend, shredded
¼cupartichoke hearts, chopped
¼cuproasted red peppers, sliced
2Tbsp.yellow onions, shaved
1½Roma tomatoes, sliced
To make the pizza dough, place all ingredients in a bowl, and mix for about 5 minutes until dough comes together.
Knead on the counter (will be very wet). Allow to sit at room temperature for 24 hours.
Then, roll into a ball, and place in a lightly oiled bowl 2 hours before use.
For the sauce, place all ingredients into a small container, and purée until smooth using a hand blender.
When ready to assemble the pizza, stretch pizza dough using extra pizza flour to about 15x8 inches, and place on floured wooden pizza peel (uneven shapes are just fine).
Spread pizza sauce over dough to 1/2-inch from the edge. Sprinkle cheese over top of sauce. Then, evenly spread remaining ingredients on top of the cheese.
Bake in a pizza oven at 550-700° or on a pizza stone in a conventional oven at the highest temperature until the edges of the crust begin to turn dark brown. Remove from oven, cut into square pieces, and enjoy.