National Pizza Day: No Rise Pizza Dough and Playing with Your Food

It’s National Pizza Day!!

In celebration of this delicious day, i have an awesome no rise pizza dough recipe. Because, let’s be real, sometimes we don’t have the time to let dough rise for a few hours. That would require planning ahead, and that just doesn’t always happen. So, for times like that (today) I have a great pizza dough recipe that will totally satisfy all the instant gratification needs…for pizza!

Recipe at the end of this post!

The kids and I are also celebrating today’s pizza holiday by playing their new Osmo game, Pizza Co.

*This post is sponsored by Osmo. But, we truly love these games, and I happily endorse them!

Koa has recently been showing an interest in money, and how it works. He asks about dollar bills, and going to the bank, and how much coins are worth. He also has (needs) a sense of how much things cost. So, when Osmo approached me about this Pizza Co. game, I jumped at it! The timing was perfect!

Osmo Pizza Co. and Pizza Dough

Osmo Pizza Co. and Pizza Dough

Osmo Pizza Co. and Pizza Dough

With this game, the kids run their own pizza shop! They make pizzas according to customer requests, calculate change, and even can invest their profits to make the pizza shop better! The game grows with their skills, too. Koa is still young, but he does know his numbers and can do basic addition and subtraction. The game has a “Jr. Mode” that allows for the change to be made only using bills, not coins (that’s a whole other skill), and the pace is a bit slower. As he gets more fluent with his skills, he can move onto new skills in the game like coin change, and investing in the shop, and more.

Osmo Pizza Co. and Pizza Dough

Osmo Pizza Co. and Pizza Dough

Both boys got in on the fun!

Kai was even helping Koa make the pizzas according to the customer requests! The customer orders, and judging by the smiling/frowning faces, the kids have to figure out what he/she wants on the pizza. The teacher in me loves the various skills being learned all at once! They are working on problem solving, picture clues, time management (if they don’t make the pizza/make change in a timely manner, they won’t get a good review), math skills, and entrepreneurship. Mom me loves that they are engaged for a while, doing something educational and fun!

From today until February 24th, you can grab your own Pizza Co. game for 30% off here ! Happy Valentines Day! 
And while you’re at it, you can print some cute pizza valentine cards here!

Osmo Pizz Co. and Pizza Dough

Osmo Pizza Co. and Pizza Dough

While the boys were playing, I was making pizzas for dinner. I made them cute and heart shaped because, well it is almost Valentine’s Day after all. We made easy cheese pizzas, because Koa says he likes pepperoni pizza, but without the pepperoni…so, basically cheese, kid? But, we also made dessert pizzas, because this recipe makes plenty of dough for at least 4 individual pizzas!

No Rise Pizza Dough

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4-1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp honey (or sugar)

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together 3/4 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Make a small well in the middle, and add in the water, oil and honey.
  • Carefully mix together. If dough is too sticky add the remaining 1/4 cup flour.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knead gently for 3-4 minutes, until dough is smooth and stretchy.
  • Shape dough as you please, roll out and place on a baking pan or pizza stone.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until desired doneness.

Notes

You can also use whole wheat flour in this recipe, but you will need to up the water by a couple of tbsp. I also suggest using more honey if you use whole wheat flour. If you sprinkle the baking pan or pizza stone with corn meal before placing the dough on it, it will slide right off without extra oil. It also adds a nice crunch.

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