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What does a student studying in France eat for dinner? If you guessed escargot, baguettes, cheese, and wine, you’re wrong. We actually eat…pizza!

And thanks to a workshop put on by CEA, where we learned to make our own dough, our pizzas are fresh and delicious. If you want a pizza this action (haha), keep reading.

Preheat oven to 450-500 degrees before gathering ingredients. 

You’ll need:

Bag of flour

Cube of bakers yeast

Spoonful of sugar


1.5 coffee-mug sized cups water

Olive oil

Pizza sauce

Mozzarella cheese 

Toppings of choice

Pour nearly an entire bag of flour into a mixing bowl (leave a few spoonfuls of flour to use on your hands and rolling pin to prevent dough from sticking). In a separate coffee mug, stir together water, sugar, and bakers yeast until dissolved. Then, pour the mixture onto the flour—plus an additional half cup of water, and mix until dough is sticky and elastic (sounds appetizing, doesn't it)? Add olive oil to lock in the moisture and a dash of salt to taste. I also like to add a little garlic powder and basil into the dough to give it more flavor.

For each pizza, use a floured rolling pin to flatten dough and place it in an oiled pizza pan. Add pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings.

Bon appetit! Or should I say Ciao?

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