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Quick easy pizza faces
Quick easy pizza faces
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

    (not including rising time - add on 1hr 30 mins)
  • Cooking time:

    (may need an extra 2 mins)
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This fun recipe is a great opportunity to get kids involved in the kitchen and now we have an easy step-by-step pictures recipe which you can follow together

Ingredients

  • 250g (9oz) strong white plain flour, sifted
  • ½tsp salt
  • ½tsp easy blend dried yeast
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 125ml (4½ fl oz) hand-hot water
  • 90ml (3¼ fl oz) ready-made tomato pizza topping
  • 55g (2oz) mozzarella, grated
  • 55g (2oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Cherry tomato slices
  • Salami slices, halved
  • Pepper strips
  • Ham strips
  • Can sweetcorn

Italian Tipo '00' flour is finer than regular flour and is perfect for making pizza bases. You should be able to find it in an Italian deli or even some large supermarkets.

Method

  1. Combine flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl then make a well in the centre and add the oil and enough water to make into soft and pliable (but not sticky) dough. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for approx 5 mins or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a lightly oiled, clean bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for approx 1 hr or until doubled in size.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2-3 mins. Divide the dough into four equal amounts and then roll each into a round measuring approx 12cm (4in) in diameter and place on a lightly greased baking tray. Leave to stand for a further 30 mins or until the dough has risen.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce over the bases then mix together the cheeses and sprinkle equally over the bases. Use the remaining ingredients to top the pizzas, for example using the tomato slices as eyes, halved salami slices or pepper strips as mouths, ham strips as hair, sweet corn kernels as teeth or eyeballs etc until you have a family of fun pizza faces.
  5. Cook in the preheated oven for 8-10 mins or until the crust is golden brown and the topping is bubbling. Use a palette knife to lift the base from the baking tray and check the dough in the centre is properly cooked. Serve immediately with salad or vegetables.

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public:goodtoknow:c527cbc62b42

These would be such fun to make and eat with my grandchildren :)

k33ly

These are brilliant to make for children's parties and a fantastic way to encourage them to eat more of there 5 a day at the same time. I add grated carrot into my tomatoe sauce, gives it some extra crunch :) Also if you are in a rush and are not sure if you have the time to make the pizza bases - cut a soft roll in half and you have your pizza base. Works just as well. :)

Kylie Hodges

What better way to entertain a group of 3 year olds than some bases, piles of cheese and interesting veggies so that they can decorate their own pizza. I am immune to mess!

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