First thing to do is to make the pizza dough.
My friend Jen gave me this fab recipe.
Mix the first three ingredients together to set yeast process in action.
- 3 teapoons yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 cup warm water
Then add the following things, and mix everything together.
Knead to form a pliable dough. (Add more water if it it too dry)
- 1 1/2 cup plain flour (Kialla organic is great!)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons oil
When your dough is ready, roll it out to about 5mm thick.
I used a large drinking glass to cut out large circles.
Place circles in the oven, on baking paper, on 150 degrees for 10-15 minutes to lightly bake dough.
Prepare your toppings. I love this tupperware server with all its compartments. Makes it really easy for children to create their pizza masterpieces with everything to hand.
Add your own faves:
Vegetarian ingredients include:
- capscium (red/green/orange),
- grated cheese,
- basil leaves,
Meat/non-veg or vegan based ingredients include:
- pre-cooked chicken pieces,
I cut out (takes a second and looks so much more inviting than the torn sheets, don’t you think?) squares of baking paper. Each child receives their own sheet, and I label the sheet using a pencil. If they make more than one, I do the same thing. Children like to know which one is ‘theirs’, as do parents who want to be sure of food hygiene. Also, important for health and safety guidelines in playgroups too.
The children used blunt knives to smother tomato paste/pizza sauce on their dough base and then had a ball filling them up with their fave ingredients.
When one tray was full of creations, into the oven they went for 10 minutes on 180 degrees.
We ate them all up for morning tea!