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A mini pizza recipe: perfect for the school holidays and little helping hands. Cook with the kids, make homemade dough and add your own toppings
The summer holidays are here and I’ve been thinking about a few recipes to help keep the kids entertained and well fed. Whilst I don’t profess to be an expert I do know that I loved anything pastry/dough/messy flour related when I was a kid – and so, I felt that a mini pizza recipe with homemade dough would be a great recipe to kick off with. This recipe will also go amazing well with some easy, homemade beetroot hummus and summery BBQ skewers.
The dough for this recipe is super, super easy and takes minutes to mix together. Once the dough is formed its left to prove (rise) for an hour. If the dough has been kneaded well for at least 10 minutes then it will always double or maybe even triple in size. During this time the toppings can be prepared ready for your little helpers to decorate their own mini pizzas.
Over the last 2 or 3 weeks I’ve had the opportunity to try out the Furi range of knives. If you’re after a good set of knives, read my review of Furi here. A good set of knives really does make for easier, safer and so much more efficient chopping.
Making mini pizza
Once the toppings are chopped arranged them in little bowls ready to go on the mini pizza bases. Check the dough is well risen then knock out the air and divide into even pieces. The recipe below will allow for 16 mini pizzas. Roll each of the 16 pieces into round balls then use a rolling pin to roll out into thin round bases. Use plenty of extra flour on all sides of the dough and on the rolling pin to prevent sticking. Lay the bases on greaseproof paper before adding the toppings – its less messy and means that you can easily move the topped pizza from worktop to tray.
Once rolled and topped the pizzas just need 10 minutes in a hot oven. Finish off with any extra fresh basil or fresh cheese (parmesan, feta), then serve and enjoy.
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