Pizza is a great party idea for kids and adults alike. It’s a hands on, participation kind of thing. It’s exactly what we did for my daughter’s last birthday.
For that event, I purchased a new, larger pizza stone at AceMart, so I’d have one for each oven. I divided the dough into smaller portions so the girls made their own personal pizzas.
And instead of doing the usual cornmeal on pizza peel to slide the pizza onto the stone, we used parchment, which was enormously helpful. The larger stone allowed 2 or 3 personal pizzas per oven, and the parchment made it easy to scoot the pizzas around on the stone to make room for them.
I typically serve Caesar salad with it. Add some red wine, Italian of course, and you are good to go. Cheers to pizza! -alyce eyster
- 1 ball pizza dough
- 3 Tblsp olive oil
- 2 large red onions, thinly sliced
- 3 Tblsp fresh thyme, chopped
- ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
- 2 oz. goat cheese
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
- In a large saute pan, warm the olive oil lover moderately high heat and add the onions and thyme. Stir for a few minutes until the onions begin to soften.
- Turn down the heat and cook very gently for about 20 minutes until the onions are very soft and sweet. Season with salt and pepper.
- Roll out the dough and be sure to sprinkle cornmeal over the pizza peel. Spread the caramelized onions over the entire pizza. Sprinkle on the sun dried tomatoes and crumble the goat cheese all over. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 8-12 minutes, keeping an eye on it.