Cooking with Math: Pies, Pies and more Pies

16 06 2010

ACM campers are cooking up a storm at Cooking with Math camp this week!  They are measuring, mixing and baking two new recipes everyday, which means tasting them too… Yummy! So far they have made everything from pretzels to pudding, and today they ventured into the world of pies. Our campers made pizza pies and cherry pies- now those are some good eats…

Try our fun and easy pizza pie recipe at home if you are in the mood for some ‘Za”

Mini Pizzas (for a group of 5)


small 6 inch square pieces of foil

5 cups of flour

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

2 tablespoons powdered milk

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup of oil

1 cup of water (use a teensy bit less than a cup and add more if you need to)

Extra flour for surfaces and hands

Any pizza toppings you like! (cheese, pepperoni, veggies)

tomato sauce


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Measure out all of the ingredients in separate containers or bowls to make the process quicker!

2. Sprinkle some flour on the table where you will be cooking

3. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl

4. Mix and knead the dough with your hands until dough is soft and stretchy.

5. Divide dough into 5 pieces and roll into a ball and flatten into a disk.

6. Use small square pieces of foil to make into a mini pizza tin

7. Spoon a couple of tablespoons of tomato sauce on to the dough.

8. Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of cheese on to the sauce.

9. Layer any kind of topping on to the cheese.

10. Bake in an oven at 450 for 10 minutes. Watch pizzas closely and when cheese starts bubbling and crust is golden brown it is ready!




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