What are we about here at Bakeroose?

Chef Stephanie Petersen is know as Chef Tess Bakeresse. She is joined in her cooking adventures here on the Bakeroose blog by her two sons, Little Man and Face. We also have regular posts from other Little Chefs who share their cooking adventures. Our kid's blog is a help to moms, grandmas, grandpas and caregivers. We want to help a whole new generation of cooks get excited about the culinary world. If you cook together and have the desire to join our Bakeroose, feel free to send an email to Chef Stephanie Petersen (chef-tess@hotmail.com). If we like what we see, we'll add your story! That simple. If you homeschool, welcome! We have a twice monthly bakeroose class that will be highlighted on this blog as a way to incorporate food science into your child's education. We hope you want to come back again and again. Even better, we hope you like it enough to want to share your cooking experiences and anything you learn along the way! We are so excited to hear from you! Chef Stephanie's main blog is http://www.cheftessbakeresse..com/

Cooking class information can be found here:

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Any class Chef Tess teaches with kids will usually be added here automatically! So...how cool is that?!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Perfect Pizza Dough

Hey guys! This is the new chefs who just joined. We made some really good pizza dough and then just got out a jar of spaghetti sauce and blended it up so the tomatoes and mushrooms were un-see-able.
Here's the recipe
1 2/3 cups warm water
1 pack active dry yeast (one pack is 2 1/4 teaspoon)
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for the work space
1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Pour the water into a glass measuring cup and add the yeast. Let stand until the yeast dissolves and mixture froths, about 5 or so minutes.

2. Mix the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.

3. Add the olive oil to the yeast mixture.

4. Slowly pour the yest mixture int the flour and stir with a fork. When it gets hard to stir with the fork, use your hands.

5. Squish the dough around to combine all the ingredients.

6. Try to form the dough into a ball. When it holds together in a ball shape, it is ready to knead.
(When you have the dough almost ready to knead, set the oven to 450.)
After that, just put some flour out on the work space and knead the dough until you think its ready to be shaped into a pizza.
Then just spoon some pizza sauce on and spread it. Then put what ever toppings you like on it. Cook for 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling. Oh, and you can
save some dough and store it in the freezer up to 3 months.
This is my pizza right before it was put in the oven. And this is the pizza's after they're done. Don't they look good? Yum!!

This is me, eating my pizza. And this is my sister, who helped make it, eating her pizza.
It was a really good pizza. So as Chef Tess would say, there you go. ;)


  1. Perfect pizza post...now I'm craving pizza too! Excellent work! I'm so pleased!!

  2. Did we miss out on the pizza class?

  3. Tracey, this was one that the kids did on their own. The content here will not only be the classes, but also other adventures the kids have at home. When you cook with the kids and take pictures, we can add your kids stuff as well.