Easy Peasy Pizza

I’ve been looking for a pizza recipe suitable for a class of children to make, bake & do the washing up all within a 90 min lesson. No mean feat I ask you.  Not a refined authentic pizza recipe in the slightest but a recipe that is perfect to be taught to classes of children with limited lesson time or even to be made at home.  Of course traditional pizza uses a yeasted dough, but with limited lesson this doesn’t give an adequate time period for the dough to rise so I needed to find an alternative. The base for this is essentially a basic scone recipe. It could have herbs, spices and even cheese added to the dough to make it different, however this time I just kept it simple. Topping wise anything can be used, I dare say you could even play with sweet toppings.

When I’ve had classes make these pizzas in the past they have really enjoyed it and have been creative with the toppings. One child also experimented with making them with gluten-free self raising flour and they still worked well.

Although there is no yeast in the dough due to the self-raising flour the base will rise. The key, like scones, is not to make the base too thin. The thicker the base the more it will rise. This recipe makes 2 individual pizza that are about in diameter and are perfect for lunch boxes. If your interested in other lunchbox ideas, especially for kids, head to The Life of Wendy and Funky Lunch.

Easy Peasy Pizza
Makes 2 individual (5 inch) pizzas

150g Self-raising flour (plain flour could be used but the base won’t rise as much)
20g butter or marg
60ml milk
6 tbsp pizza sauce or tomato ketchup
handful of grated cheese
toppings (eg. sliced cherry tomatoes, ham, pepper)
mixed herbs

1) Rub together the flour and butter until you have the consistency of breadcrumbs. Stir in the milk until you have a soft dough. Knead for 30 seconds.

2) Split the dough into 2 equal balls and roll out into 2 rounds. Place both on a floured baking tray. Cover base with pizza sauce then sprinkle on the cheese, toppings and herbs.

3) Bake at 200°c for 10-15 min until golden.

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About Julie @ Apple & Thyme

A Derbyshire/Staffordshire based business that provides creative food education with the aim of making good food and cookery skills accessible for all.

Posted on October 1, 2010, in Recipe and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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