Cue the Awwws: Curtis Stone Makes Pizza with His Toddler Son

05/13/2014 at 03:55 PM ET

Curtis Stone Pizza Recipe
Courtesy Lindsay Price

Is Lindsay Price having pregnancy pizza cravings?

Last week the actress and her husband, celebrity chef Curtis Stone, announced that they were expecting baby number two. And on Monday, Price posted this adorable shot of her husband with their son Hudson, age 2½, prepping dough in front of the wood-fired oven at their Los Angeles home.

“Homemade pizzas tonight in the woodfire oven. Chef @curtisstone and sous chef Hudson serving it up! Summer nights in spring! #yum” the actress wrote as the caption.

In this video, the host of the upcoming Top Chef Duels shares a few essential pizza-making tips, like never mixing salt and yeast. “Sugar is yeast’s friend, but the salt is its enemy, it will actually kill it,” he says.

For the home cook who doesn’t have a fancy backyard oven, Stone is a fan of pizza recipes that call for baking the dough for short period of time (about 10 minutes) at a very high temperature (at least 400F), which he says will best replicate the wood-fired experience. We’re also planning to steal his flavor-boosting method of mixing chopped garlic cloves with the olive oil before adding it to the pie.

Appointing little Hudson as his assistant means that Stone certainly knows how to multitask, which will prepare him well for life with two kids: Making homemade pizza not only produces a tasty meal, it’s a fun way to keep your toddler busy while you make dinner.

Curtis Stone’s Homemade Pizza Dough
Serves 4

1¼ cups lukewarm water (110° to 115°F)
2 tsp. sugar
1 packet (2¼ tsp.) active dry yeast
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 tsp. fine sea salt
1 tbsp. olive oil

1. In a small bowl or a 2-cup measuring cup whisk the warm water, honey, and yeast to blend. Set aside for about 5 minutes, or until foamy. Stir to dissolve the yeast.

2. In a food processor, pulse the flour and salt to combine. With the machine running, pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil and process until the dough forms a ball. Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead for about 3 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic. Do not add too much flour. The dough will be tacky but should release cleanly from your hands.

3. Divide the dough in half and gently form each half into a ball. Place on a floured rimmed baking sheet and dust the tops with flour. Cover with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm, draft-free place for about 45 minutes, or until the dough doubles in volume.

—Lexi Dwyer

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Becky on

Not only is he drop dead gorgeous, but he seems like an awesome person . Haven’t heard that baby #2 was on the way.Big congrats..

Anonymous on

Would love to see a front shot of the little one…he looks beautiful. Great little family!

charlotte on

sweet.

Kayla on

Kid looks Asian..

Serafina on

@Kayla…no S#^% Sherlock! His Mom is half Korean.