Great hands-on action for kids. With adult supervision they can take charge of all the steps except for putting the pizza in the oven, removing them and slicing them. The dough can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge. This recipe Makes: 3 x 25cm (10”) pizzas using the Wholesome Productions "Pizza Baking Kit"
Mix yeast, water, oil and honey in jug until yeast and honey dissolve.
Mix flour and salt in bowl. Slowly add yeast liquid and mix. Knead on a lightly floured surface.
Shape dough into a ball. Rest dough in a warm place covered with a tea towel, for 45 mins or until doubled in size.
Pre Heat oven to 220.
Place oil, onion and garlic in pan. Gently heat until onion softens. Add remaining ingredients.
Simmer for 30 mins to reduce liquid. Allow to cool then puree with blender.
Divide dough into 3 pieces. Roll out each piece to make a 25cm pizza base. Place dough onto lightly floured trays.
Spoon tomato sauce onto the pizza bases. Use the back of the spoon to spread the sauce around.
Now for the toppings. Explain the order that toppings go on the pizza ie: tomato sauce, toppings then cheese.
Put the Pizzas in the oven and bake at 220 or until golden brown.
How to make the best quality pizza
The type of oven you use has a huge influence on the outcome of your pizza. The best over for pizza is the old electrical type, where you can set the heat to come from underneath only. This is Ideal for pizza! Gas and fan-assisted ovens can result in a soggy pizza base with burnt cheese on top. Check your oven. It may have a “traditional” electric oven setting as well as a fan-assisted one.
Quick Tomato Sauce Recipe
Short on time? Drain two 400g cans of good quality Italian tomatoes. Place in a bowl and mash well.
Pizza topping tips
Use quality ingredients, and use them sparingly. If using toppings with a high water content like spinach and tomatoes, sprinkle them with a little salt and let them drain before using. You don’t want soggy pizza!
For more yummy topping ideas go to www.wholesomeproductions.com.au
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