Kid Activity - Homemade Pizza
Looking for ways to improve your family's eating habits AND do some family bonding? No matter what age your kids are, I don't know any that don't love homemade pizza! So many options to consider, even if you've got food restrictions! It's time to get your hands dirty and dive in.
Making homemade pizza isn't difficult and might even become a regular family bonding session! Give it a crack whether you have younger kids or even teens. All kids like an element of control and contributing, especially if they get the reward of devouring it after!
2 tsp dried instant yeast or 20g fresh yeast
1 tbsp olive Oil
1 tsp sea salt
500g baker's flour*
1. Lightly flour a baking tray and set aside.
2. Place water and yeast in a bowl and mix.
3. Add all remaining ingredient and mix together. (Don't be afraid to get messy and have dough stick to your fingers - embrace it!)
4. Transfer dough on to your GetBacktoBasix Silicone Baking Mat working into a ball. Wrap it in the mat or place in a bowl with a teatowel covering it. Allow to prove for 30 minutes or doubled in size.
5. Preheat oven to 200-220C. Knock down dough and divide into 4 equal parts. Work each piece into a thin flat base, place onto a prepared tray and top with your favourite pizza toppings.
6. Bake 10-15 minutes, depending on the toppings. Serve hot.
Do you need *gluten free/vegetarian or full on meat lovers? Easy, just adapt your flour and toppings. Need some topping ideas beyond the usual suspects? Try sautee-ing up small chopped veggies with soy sauce for lots of flavour. Have hot peppers on offer in case your child is getting used to some heat! Use different types of cheeses for maximum flavour. Have tomato sauce, pesto or just olive oil available for the base. Put lots of different toppings out in bowls and let everyone make their own concoction so they're sure to be eaten!
Add to your pizza night and pull out one of the family's favourite board games for extra bonding. Share your creations with us on Insta and tag us #fridgetogo.
**Thanks to Thermomix and their Pizza Dough recipe in their Standard Cookbook.