So first we activated the yeast, by putting 2 teaspoons of dried yeast, 1 teaspoon caster sugar, ½ teaspoon salt and a cup of warm water in to a bowl, covering it with gladwrap (plastic wrap) and then putting it in the hot water cupboard for 20 minutes.
When the yeast was ready, we put it with 2½ cups flour and 2 tablespoons olive oil in to a bowl and mixed them in to a dough. Then it was time to knead the dough. Caitie's dad was showing her how she could tell when the dough had been kneaded enough - it should be smooth and elastic, so it can be easily stretched thin without tearing.
Then the dough was placed in a greased bowl. Caitie's dad told us the bowl needed to be greased so that the rising dough didn't stick to the sides of the bowl.
Then it was covered with a clean tea towel and put back in the hot water cupboard for an hour. You need a lot of patience for pizza!
When the dough was nearly ready to come back out, we turned the oven on to preheat to 240 degrees Celsius and placed the pizza stone in the oven to heat.
The dough needed kneading again, then was divided in to two portions. We used a rolling pin to roll it out in to a circle. Caitie found rolling it was easy, but making it round wasn't!
Then it was placed on the hot pizza stone (Caitie's dad did that part, so she didn't burn herself) and covered with toppings. I think Caitie used tomato paste, cheese, tomato, capsicum (bell pepper), onion and bacon. :)
The pizza was baked for about 20 minutes and then eaten. Worth the wait!!