COOKING WITH KIDS: PIZZAS

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Get the kids involved in the kitchen by making pizza from scratch. With this pizza recipe for kids, they'll see the dough 'grow' and can get their hands dirty, without too much mess! With the potential for different shapes and sizes, they'll be able to get creative as well.

Makes 4 small pizzas

INGREDIENTS

For the pizza dough:

100g wholemeal flour

150g plain white flour

1/2 tsp table salt

1/2 tsp active dried yeast

1/2 tsp honey

160ml warm water

1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing

 

For the toppings:

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

Pinch salt

4 sprigs thyme

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

12 cherry tomatoes, halved

2 balls of mozzarella or mini mozzarella 

Basil 

 

METHOD 

To make the dough, place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix until smooth and the dough starts to leave the sides of the bowl. Turn onto your bench and knead until smooth and elastic-like.  Cover and leave somewhere warm to double in size.  

Put the tinned tomatoes, salt, vinegar & thyme into a small saucepan and place on a medium heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the tomatoes soften. Remove the thyme and lightly blend to form a chunky sauce.

Once the dough has doubled in size, preheat oven to 190°C.

Divide the dough into 4 even pieces and roll out on a floured bench to 2cm high and the shape you want to make; this could be a circle, oval, rectangle or heart, for example. Place each pizza base onto an oiled baking tray. Top with the tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes and the cheese. 

Bake for 6-10 minutes until golden and finish with the basil leaves.