Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pizza Making!

"Pizza Pizza Pizza it's lots and lots of fun"

On Friday I went to school with Miss 8 and was a helper in her classroom with their pizza making activity. They are studying 'foods of the world' and last week was Italy and all of it's national foods. So on Friday a few mums and I went in for the day to helped the girls make pizzas from scratch. It was definitely a learning curve for me! I was very proud of myself and my group! We had a shaky start as our dough was in stringy pieces and terribly dry as the girls could not grasp the concept of kneading but we pulled together and took turns of kneading and dough turned out beautifully! I was very proud of the girls as they listened well and took turns without arguing and they just had FUN!

~ My set up waiting for the girls ! ~

Here is the recipe for our Pizza Dough

* 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried yeast
* 1 cup of lukewarm water
* 3 1/2 cups of plain/strong flour
* pinch of sugar
* 1 teaspoon of salt
* little olive oil to grease bowl


* Warm a small mixing bowl by swirling water in it. Drain
* Place yeast in bowl, add sugar and add half of the warm water and mix with fork until bubbled
* Pile the flour and salt into the large bowl. Make a well and add the yeast mixture.
* Working from the middle outwards mix the yeast into the flour until it is absorbed. Add the remaining water to the centre and gradually incorporate the flour. 
* Place the dough on a bread board and knead the dough until it is pliable (elastic-like)
* Form the dough into a ball and place it into a bowl which as been lighted oiled. 
* Cover with a damp tea towel and leave to 'rest' (double in size)
* Knock down and leave for 10 minutes. seperate into two balls. 
* Roll each ball from centre outward with a rolling pin to fit tray. 
* Spread with sauce and add toppings to taste!


x S.K.K x


Maxabella said...

Is there anything more simple and yummy than a pizza? I can honestly say that the pizza we ate on the street outside a random little place in Naples was the best food I've ever had. They're fun to make, easy to cook, great for sharing... the perfect food. x

x S.K.K x said...

Oh I am totally jealous! That would have been a magical experience in Naples!