If you’re doing this an activity, it’s suitable for ages 2.5 years and up!
Every few weeks I like to pre-prepare some meals so I can freeze them and pull them out for lunches, or whenever I’m in a rush or most days when I really don’t want to cool.
One of these meals are Home-made pizzas, I make them from scratch and it’s actually a great activity to get the kids involved.
Recipe and method (enough to make 4 medium pizzas):
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl (I’ve recently been using my Kenwood mixer, as it does all the hard work for me!!)
- 500g of sifted Plain flour
- 7g Yeast
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2tsp of Caster sugar
- and then slowly add between 375/400ml of WARM water
Mix and then then knead dough together, on a flour surface. If the dough seems too sticky add a little more flour, if it seems crumbly/dry add a few drop of water at a time. The perfect dough will be soft to touch and spring back when you press it.
Once done, put into a lightly floured big bowl, and wrap the bowl with cling film. If you plan to use the dough within a hour then leave the dough out in room temperature, as it will rise faster this way, if you don’t want to use it till later, you can store it in the fridge (for up to 2 days!)
Toppings, add these in this order:
Tomato ketchup for the base (if you want it spicy add a little chilli powder to it)
Soften preferred vegetables in a pan with a tiny bit oil (veges I usually add is peppers, onions & sweetcorn)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 Degrees centigrade
2. Take out the dough and separate it into how many pizzas you want to make.
3. Roll it out onto a lightly floured surface
4. and then transfer it to a greased foil sheet/tray
5. Assemble the pizza including the toppings as above*
6. Pop it in the oven and wait for approx 15 to 20 mins
(Till the crust is light golden brown, and the cheese has slightly browned)
TO freeze the pizzas just assemble the pizza together on a greased piece of foil, including the toppings, and then cover with another piece of foil and stick in the freezer. When it comes to cooking them, just stick it into the pre-heated oven and allow an extra 5 minutes for cooking!
* When the kids assemble it keep it simple, flour a surface and let them roll the dough out using a small rolling it, and then squeeze ketchup directly onto the pizza and let them spread it with the back of a spoon, then give them a handful of vegetables and grated cheese to add on top.