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By: Efraim Harari


with Chef Shiri

Kids – See if you have what it
takes to become a Junior Chef!

Adult Supervision Required

Utensils Needed:

Large bowl



8-inch pizza pans

Measuring cups
and spoons

Rolling pin

Pizza cutter

Cutting board

Oven mitts


3½ cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons sugar

¼ ounce dry yeast

1-2 cups lukewarm water

2 tablespoons olive oil

¾ cup jarred
marinara sauce

¼ teaspoon salt

2 cups shredded mozzarella

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

3 plum tomatoes

Bunch fresh parsley (optional)

Let’s Get Started!

1   Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2   In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.

3   Dissolve yeast in 1 cup of lukewarm water until layers of foam
     form (up to 5 minutes), then add to the flour mixture.

4   Add olive oil and stir until the dough begins to form a ball in
     the bowl. If dough is dry, add more water, ¼cup at a time.
     Mix together until dough is sicky and moist.

5   Separate the dough into 3 portions. Sprinkle a pizza pan with
     olive oil, then take one of the dough sections and use the rolling
     pin to roll the dough into a circle. Use your fingers to push the
     dough to the edge of the pizza pan. Repeat with the other
     2 dough balls.

6   Cut the plum tomatoes into thin slices. Divide the sauce evenly
     among the pizza, then layer on mozzarella and tomato slices.
     Sprinkle on dried oregano.

7   Bake the pizza pies until crust is browned (15 to 20 minutes).

8   Let cool and place on cutting board to slice with pizza cutter.

9   Optional: Tear leaves of fresh parsley into
     small pieces and spread on pizzas.

Back to Earth

NASA left 12.5 million tomato seeds in space and they recollected them after 6 years. The seeds were given to school children for growing. The space-exposed seeds grew just as good as the earth-bound counterparts!

Chef Shiri Says…

Ripe tomatoes aren’t always red. They can be yellow, pink, purple, black, and even white!   

Prayer Pointers From

Buzz the Brachos Bee 

Ideally, when you recite a berachah, you should give another Jew the merit of answering “Amen,” which also gives extra importance to the blessing.