Halloween recipe: Candy corn pizza
Posted October 20, 2011 8:13 p.m. EDT
Updated October 21, 2011 11:11 a.m. EDT
While it might sound seriously sweet, this pizza is made with homemade pizza dough, two cheeses and sauce! Having your Lil' Chefs cooking in the kitchen with you while slicing and dicing a few veggies not only helps them to try new foods, it builds self confidence and teaches valuable lessons in math and chemistry!
Candy Corn Pizza
1 package Fleschman's Pizza Yeast (I can only find it at Food Lion and Harris Teeter)
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups of flour
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
Combine yeast, water, salt, sugar and oil in small bowl. Stir until yeast is dissolved. Add flour to the yeast mixture. Add more flour if needed to prevent dough from being overly sticky. Spread a small amount of flour onto a work surface and knead the dough for approx. five minutes. Press dough into a round pizza pan or onto parchment paper. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Grate cheese and set aside. Spread pizza lightly with sauce. place a small amount of mozzarella cheese in center of pizza. Between outer edge and the crust, place cheddar cheese in circular pattern. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cook 5 minutes. Slice into wedges - you'll have a wedge of pizza that looks like a wedge of candy corn! Enjoy!
Susan is the mom of two and owner of Lil' Chef, a cooking studio for kids and teens in Raleigh's North Hills. Find a recipe every Friday on Go Ask Mom, including at least two a month from Susan.