Wednesday, January 25, 2012

P is for Pocket Pizza - ABCs of Homeschooling

Continuing with making recipes from the children's cookbook, Alpha-Bakery, we made Pocket Pizza this week. The recipe as listed in the cookbook makes enough for two dinner-size pocket pizzas.

We also varied the ingredients depending on what each person wanted in their pocket pizza - sauce and cheese only; sauce, meat and cheese; and sauce, vegetables, and cheese. 

Pocket pizza that Sophia made
from the Alpha-Bakery cookbook.

Everyone said they would want this again for dinner.

Inside of one of the pocket pizzas.

Pocket Pizza


Pizza dough (below)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup pizza sauce (we used spaghetti sauce)
1/2 cup of each. shredded mozzarella cheese, sausage (we used regular cheese for all but one of them and hamburger instead of sausage)
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/8-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (we did not use this)
1/4 package (3 ounce size) sliced pepperoni (we did not use this)
2-3 tablespoon pizza sauce (we used spaghetti sauce)
1/2 mozzarella cheese (see above comment about cheese)


Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Prepare pizza dough. Roll into 12 inch circle. (This would result in only 1 pocket pizza for people to share. The dough can be divided into two parts so two people can create their own meal.)

Fold loosely in half; place on cookie sheet and unfold. Brush with oil.

Layer remaining ingredients in order listed, fold dough over filling. Turn edge of the lower dough over the edge of the top dough; pinch to seal. Prick with fork. Bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.

Pizza Dough


1 cup flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients together in bowl until the dough no longer sticks to the sides. Turn onto lightly floured surface, gather into ball and knead 10 times. Cover with a bowl, let stand 15 minutes.

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Rita said...

Looks really delicious! :)

Rebekah said...

oh, DROOOOOOL! That looks sooo amazing!

Dawn @ The Momma Knows said...

Mmmm we love pizza! I made one tonight, in fact. I haven't tried making a Calzone (pocket pizza) in a long time... I should do that again! :)