Since we each have our own idea of what makes the perfect pizza, we each get to make our own. It's a great way to have fun in the kitchen and encourage kids to cook.
I make a bread dough
500gm strong bread flour
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoons sugar
1 packet dried yeast
Warm water (about 250 - 300ml)
- Mix bread flour flour with a pinch of salt, 1 packet yeast, & 1 tsp sugar. Pour in warm water, a bit at a time, until a firm, soft dough is formed.
- Knead 5 min, adding more flour if needed.
- Place in a clean bowl, cover, and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.
- Divide into portions
- Roll each out to desired thickness.
Once rolled out, I spoon a layer of tomato sauce over the dough and let the boys decorate their own pizza.
I don't get fancy with the pizza sauce. I use a plain passata, or one with Italian herbs. Spoon a bit of that on each pizza and you're good to go.
We set out a selection of pizza toppings.
A variety of sliced meats - pepperoni, sausage, salami.
A variety of vegetables - sliced red onion, peppers, mushrooms, olives, sweetcorn.
A variety of cheeses - mozzarella, parmigiano, goat's cheese (for me)
Extra bits - balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper, fresh or drief herbs
And then, we create!
The boys each have their own style.
Thing 1 gets creative and makes patterns and designs with his pizza. He tends to be a little carnivore and lately only wants meat on his.
Thing 2 also likes to make designs, but uses less meat and adds a few veggies to his pizza.
I like a lot of veggies, and not much meat these days. I especially like putting soft goat's cheese, red onions, and balsamic vinegar on mine.
The pizzas are then topped with a drizzle of olive oil and a bit of black pepper and salt.
Bake at GM 7/ 220C for 10 - 15 minutes