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Artistic pizzas, not artisan pizzas. Ways to shape and decorate your pizza with your favorite characters or toppings, or in this case, whatever was on hand.

Fresh ingredients should be well, fresh. If not, don't worry. Making pizza is like cleaning out the leftovers from the fridge.

Oh, and Ro-Domo and Nacho-Domo were there. Also, the Instructables Robot and Hello Kitty.



Step 1: Grocery List

Pizza is usually,

dough - can be fresh or store-bought

pizza sauce - can be fresh or from a can or jar
I don't have pictures but the sauce was leftover fresh sauce -
boil up a jar of canned tomatoes(San Marzano, Italy region are the best), a scoop of tomato paste if you have, garlic, a spoonful of sugar if needed to reduce the acid, salt, pepper, onions, spices, etc.

cheese - usually mozzarella but can be any kind you like

toppings - anything edible
I had some onions, a piece of tomato, sausage, and mushrooms to use.

and you need one Fn hot oven to bake your pizza - you could have a baking stone but I just baked mine on a greased cookie pan.

CAUTION: If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Step 2: Fresh Pizza Dough

It is simple to make fresh pizza dough.

Take a half a bowl of water straight from the tap and put a spoonful of sugar in it.

Add about two spoonfuls of yeast and stir thoroughly to dissolve everything.

Notice how I don't measure anything, none of the great chefs do...haha.

Place the bowl somewhere warm or room temperature away from drafts.

Wait until you see a foamy layer to see if your yeast is any good.  This is called proofing the yeast to make sure it is alive.

Stir that into a bowl of flour - maybe about 4-5 cups of flour?  You will get a feel for what you need and any leftover can be refrigerated or frozen to use next time.

Add a bit of salt and oil to the mix.

I like to use a bowl to mix so it doesn't create a big mess all over.

Stir until you get clumps.  Add flour or more water as necessary to get it to a nice  mass that is pliable.

Use your hands to incorporate all the bits and start kneading.

Fold the dough in half and press out with the heel of your hand.

Do this until the dough starts to fight back or gets stiff.



Step 3: It Is Alive!

Drizzle the pizza dough with some more oil and cover to put aside.

Wait for it to double in size and punch down.

Depending on the room temperature, it may take an hour for it to rise.

You can knead it slightly to get the nice ball shape.

You can do this once or twice.

It is now ready to use.

Step 4: Got a Pair...

of these cute little Hello Kitty and Instructables Robot cookie cutters?

If no, make them.

Take a blob of the dough and press out on a greased cookie sheet.

If you are doing this on a pizza peel, dust the peel with semolina flour and press or roll out the dough.

Press the cutters into the dough and remove the excess trimmings.

Use the excess trimmings for another pizza, just ball up with the rest of the dough.

Sauce and decorate with your toppings.

Stick it in the oven cranked up to the hottest temperature you feel safe with.  Wait for the cheese and dough  to brown and then carefully take it out to eat.

Step 5: Domo Noes!

For the Domo shaped pizzas, press out or roll a piece of square dough. 

You can make it the thickness you prefer.

Cut off strips of dough to form the stubby legs and arms.

Attach to the main body by pinching the dough together at the seams.

Decorate with your toppings.

Use additional dough strips to embellish the hair.

Brush with garlic/olive oil if you want peel-away garlic breadsticks on the side or add that healthy shine to your hair.  Lemon flavored highlights?

Stick it in the oven cranked up to the hottest temperature you feel safe with. Wait for the cheese and dough to brown and then carefully take it out to eat.

Any leftover dough use to make the Instructables hand or some sausage rolls on the side.

Notice I ran out of good cheese and had to use up some leftover shredded cheese.

Enjoy!
<p>Lol!!!!!!!!!! </p>
cheese :D <br>
It is so funny...
That's awesome, but where's the Kite-pizza?
I believe the world's cheese reserves do not contain the amount needed to recreate His Cheesiness.
Incoming cheesy joke! Oops too late.
Have some cheese...to go along with that whine.
ehm..!
Do it! Do it! Wendsleydale, crumbly old crusty...pizza!
Ooh, noo, I can't stand the stuff!
. Nacho-Domo rulez!
This is so cute, you could give these out as alternatives to candy at halloween, scar those kids straight! Really like these :)

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