Welcome to our series to give you a glimpse into Rowan University, our campus culture, and the lives of our students, while we’re practicing social distancing to protect society from the spread of COVID-19. Today’s story is from Rachel Rumsby, a freshman holed up in her house in Bergen County, NJ, for the rest of the semester. Rachel is a dual major in communication studies and public relations who normally lives in Mimosa Hall.
As an extrovert, I thrive in situations where I get to talk to people and have human interaction. I love doing activities and keeping busy outside my house. During this time, where there is a need for social distancing, I’m not thriving so much. To make up for that, I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking to keep my mind off things. One recipe I have been making often is Sicilian pizza from scratch. Most of my recipes are made from scratch, and I have often been called a food snob because of this. I believe that anything from scratch is better and more fun.
Here is my recipe for pizza from scratch! While I make it as a Sicilian pie, you can make it as a round pie if you have the proper pan. In this post, I will use a pizza stone, but a cookie sheet works well, too. I hope you enjoy!
2 cups of flour
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 cup of warm water
2 envelopes of yeast
toppings of choice
- In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of flour, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. 2. In a separate bowl, dissolve 2 envelopes of yeast in 1 cup of warm water. Mix batter until firm, but not sticky.
- Move batter to a floured surface. Cover hands with flour and knead into a ball. Add a dab of olive oil to the top.
- Cover with a dish cloth until the dough rises, about 15-20 minutes.
- On desired pan or pizza stone covered with olive oil or cooking spray, form dough into a pizza shape.
- Add sauce, cheese, and desired toppings.
- Cook pizza at 400 degrees until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. Slice and serve!
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Rachel Rumsby, freshman communication studies and public relations double major