Who doesn’t love a slice of hot, steamy pizza on Friday night? We love pizza and it’s one of the easiest things to whip up from scratch at lunchtime, dinnertime, or even breakfast (we’re not going to judge!). In celebration of National Pizza Day, we’re letting you in on a few secrets to making quick, delicious pizza with kids. This is one the most popular dishes at our kids cookery parties and it always goes down a treat!
What you’ll need
- self-raising flour (around 100g for a personal-sized pizza)
- a pinch of butter
- splash of milk
- dash of salt (optional)
How to make your dough
We don’t use measuring cups or scales during our parties but you can’t really go wrong if you start with a handful of self-raising flour in a bowl. You only need a handful or two to make a small personal-sized pizza, so start with 100g and see how you go. Add a pinch of butter and use your fingertips to squish it into the flour until it all disappears. You can add in a dash of salt at this point, or even some dried oregano if you wish.
Next add a splash of milk and mix using a wooden spoon.
This part can be rather sticky so don’t put your hands into the dough yet. If your dough is very wet, add some more flour. If your dough is very dry, add a bit more milk.
Once your dough forms a ball, you can get your hands in there. Roll your dough out on a floured surface into any shape. Kids love making square pizzas, heart-shaped pizzas… even pizza snakes! So let them go wild, just make sure the dough isn’t too thick.
If you’re happy with your dough shape, smother it in pizza or pasta sauce and add all your favourite toppings: ham, salami, olives and grated mozzarella always go down well at parties.
Put your pizza into the oven on a piece of parchment paper at 180°C for about 10 minutes. You’ll know it’s done if the cheese has all melted and the crust is a golden brown colour. Take it out of the oven and let it cool a bit before enjoying.
Pizza. It’s not rocket science and it should always be fun! What are your favourite pizza toppings?