Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What's for Lunch Wednesday - Pizza Day at Wellspring

Yesterday the students of Wellspring Community School enjoyed a day of making their own pizzas. This fun activity was initiated by one of our students, who came up with the idea, wrote invitations to the students, and organized the day. She even hand-delivered a hand-written thank you note to Dominick's Pizza in Gladstone, who graciously provided us with dough, cheese, sauce and the use of their ovens to bake the children's creations.

For those who have allergies, here is the GFCFEF pizza crust recipe we used, from Gluten-Free 101: Easy, Basic Dishes Without Wheat by Carol Fenster, Ph.D.
1 tablespoon dry yeast
2/3 cup warm milk (110 degrees F - cow, rice soy)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2/3 cup garfava flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
2 teaspoons xantham gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon gelatin powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm milk for five minutes. In food processor, blend all crust ingredients, including yeast mixture, until ball forms. Dough will be soft. Put mixture into greased 12 inch nonstick pizza pan. Liberally sprinkle rice flour onto dough; the press dough into pan with hands, continuing to dust dough with flour to prevent sticking. Make edges thicker to contain topings. Bake pizza crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Add sauce and toppings to crust. Bake another 20 to 25 minutes until top is nicely browned.

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