Homemade Pizza Party

At Nod, we believe your home should be a celebration of family. We'll be featuring our Managing Director, Michelle, at home celebrating her own family with recipes, crafts and décor created by our friend Sweet Paul

I think a pizza party is the perfect family activity!  Small hands can help prep all the toppings and put them in bowls on the table.  Building the perfect topping combinations on personal sized pizzas is something the whole family will enjoy as well.  One of my favorite things to do is to prepare sweet toppings for dessert pizzas to finish off the meal.  Try some apricot jam as your "sauce", sliced fruit as your toppings and shredded coconut as your cheese… top with a drizzle of icing with lemon zest after it's out of the oven.  Delish!

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Pizza Dough Recipe:

2 teaspoons dry yeast 
1 1/3 cup lukewarm water 
1 tablespoon honey 
1 teaspoon salt 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
3 1/2 cups plain flour 

1. Mix yeast and water in a bowl and leave for 5 minutes 

2.Add honey, salt, oil and flour. Mix until you have a smooth dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for at least 1 hour. 

3.Get your grill going, remember it needs to be really hot. You will need a clean grill rack for this, so clean it well if it's old and gritty. 

4.Divide your dough in two and place it on a well greased parchment paper. Press it out using your fingers and coat it with a layer of olive oil. 

5.Flip the paper upside down on your grill and slowly remove the paper. Let the pizza grill for 3 minutes. 

6.Take it off and place it on the paper. 

7.Add your favorite ingredients

8. Slide the pizza of the paper onto the grill and grill for another 3 minutes. 

9. Take it off, cut in pieces and enjoy.

By Paul Lowe:

When it comes to making simple crafts or elegant meals, Paul Lowe is the man to call. His blog, Sweet Paul has now spun into a successful magazine, providing tons of useful design tips.