Time to grind

Pepperoni and cheese was the slice of choice at Roy’s, when Summer Fun students from Koloa School got a real hands-on look at how to make their favorite foodon Thursday.

Pizza is an Italian word, and countries all around the world make food similar to it, called flatbread.

At Roy’s in the Poipu Shopping Village, pizza is on the menu because the chefs like to experiment with all kinds of ingredients. General Manager Chris Linn said that at Roy’s, they can make a teriyaki chicken pizza, fish pizza and even a saimin pizza.

“Imagine what you want your pizza to be like,” Linn instructed the students, who ranged in age from 6 to 10.

Slapping, pounding and rolling out balls of yeasty dough was the first step. Some pizzas have a ring of raised dough around the edge, and the kids took care in creating their crusts.

Most of the 15 participants ended up with a circle shape, though there were hearts, triangles and squares.

The students spread a specially-prepared smoky tomato sauce over the finished dough. Then it was time for the best and messiest part – adding the toppings.

Most of the pizzas were covered with the kids’ favorites: cheese and pepperoni. But an adventurous few added tomato slices, mushrooms and onion to their unique creations.

As Chris Linn put it: “Once they’re done, it’s time to grind!”

Staff Writer Kendyce Manguchei can be reached at kmanguchei@pulitzer.net or 245-3681 (ext. 252).

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