If you are new to my blog you may be confused, after billing myself as parent blogger of something along those lines, it seems that I have been doing an awful lot of posts about food, cooking and recipes. So to get slightly back on message I have teamed up with the guys at Ecover and Annabel Karmel in an effort to get kids back in the kitchen.
Your mini really can be any age as demonstrated with E below, we have been cooking with her since she was old enough to hold a spoon and she just adores making any food especially cake.
The best part of cooking with e, outside of all of the fun that we obviously have together, is that she has no problem woofing down the food that we prepare together. For some reason if we make a pizza together and cover it with veggies then she will completely accept them with no need to hide them. We hate lieing to er or decieveing her with sneaky veg recipes and teh solution to that problem is to just enrol her as the cutest littlest chef.
Anyway I digress from the point f teh post and that is teh recipe for these fab pizzas. If you have seen teh video below you may have noticed that we forgot the salt but the recipe really is as simple as it seems. We took a little artist liberty with the toppings but that is the great thing about pizzas for kids, they get to choose what goes on top so you can gaurentee an empty plate.
- 1 1⁄2teaspoons dried yeast
- 1teaspoon sugar
- 2tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for oiling
- 1cup warm water
- 2 3⁄4cups bread flour, plus extra for sprinkling
- salt and pepper
- Mix the yeast with 3T. water. Set this aside for 10 minutes or until it is frothy.
- Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar, salt, and pepper. Then make a well in the center.
- Pour the yeast, water, and oil into the well. Use your hands to mix everything together.
- Sprinkle flour over a clean work surface. Then knead the dough for 8 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic.
- Oil a large bowl, put in the dough, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size.
- Is it ready? Poke holes in the dough. If the holes stay, it’s ready. Punch down with your fists and place on a floured surface.
- Knead the dough again. Then cut it into four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 7″ (18-cm) circle and place on a baking sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 425F (220C). Top as desired and bake for 12 minutes.
With a bit of luck you will end up with some beauties like we had below.
Let me know how you got on and find more amazing recipes from the AK x Ecover team at https://www.ecover.com/annabel-karmel/