Blogging has been a bit quiet for me recently for many reasons. I’m working on a project at the moment that is taking up quite a bit of my free time and cooking in the house has been positively boring after a food-filled Christmas break.
This pizza recipe is partly due to the project I’m working on. I’ve been looking for a pizza recipe suitable for a class of children to make, bake & do the washing up all within a 90 min lesson. No mean feat I ask you. Not a refined authentic pizza recipe in the slightest but a recipe that is perfect to be taught to classes of children with limited lesson time or even to be made at home. Of course traditional pizza uses a yeasted dough, but with limited lesson this doesn’t give an adequate time period for the dough to rise so I needed to find an alternative. The base for this is essentially a basic scone recipe. It could have herbs, spices and even cheese added to the dough to make it different, however this time I just kept it simple.Topping wise anything can be used, I dare say you could even play with sweet toppings.
Although there is no yeast in the dough due to the self-raising flour the base will rise. The key, like scones, is not to make the base too thin. The thicker the base the more it will rise. This recipe makes 2 individual pizza that are about in diameter and are perfect for lunch boxes. If your interested in other lunchbox ideas, especially for kids, head to The Life of Wendy (who puts my lunches to shame) and Funky Lunch.
Easy Peasy Pizza
Makes 2 individual (5 inch) pizzas
150g Self-raising flour (plain flour could be used but the base won’t rise as much)
20g butter or marg
6 tbsp pizza sauce or tomato ketchup
handful of grated cheese
toppings (eg. sliced cherry tomatoes, ham, pepper)
1) Rub together the flour and butter until you have the consistency of breadcrumbs. Stir in the milk until you have a soft dough. Knead for 30 seconds.
2) Split the dough into 2 equal balls and roll out into 2 rounds. Place both on a floured baking tray. Cover base with pizza sauce then sprinkle on the cheese, toppings and herbs.
3) Bake at 200°c for 10-15 min until golden.