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Do you ever find yourself wanting a relaxing, stay-at-home weekend but still want to keep your kids busy? Then why not try making your own pizzas?

It’s fun and easy and you can make healthly options that the kids will definitely love. On top of that, your children will learn that pizzas don’t just come from a box or from a restaurant!

You can find the dough at select Italian delis but it’s also easy to make your own.

For the toppings, you can get creative but don’t overdo it as I think simple is
best for kids. Crème fraiche and pancetta, or goats cheese with honey are some of our favorites. And don’t forget the mozzarella and oregano.

Get the children involved by helping them roll their own dough (it should be quite thin), then let them add their own toppings. Turn the oven on maximum, and make sure it is hot before you put your pizza in – the hotter the better. We like to cook ours on a pizza stone in the barbecue.

Recipe for the dough (6 pizzas) : 1kg strong white bread flour, 1tbsp salt, 14g of dried yeast, tbsp golden caster sugar, 650ml lukewarm water. Pile the flour and salt on a clean surface and make a well in the center. Add the sugar and yeast to the water, mix up and leave for a few minutes. Pour into the well. Using a fork and a circular movement, slowly bring in the flour from the inner edge of the well and mix into the water. When it becomes too hard for the fork, flour your hands, and begin to pat the dough in a ball. Flour the top of your dough, cover it with clingfilm and let it rest for at least 15 minutes at room temperature.

Enjoy! Let me know how it turned out and what toppings you had.

Me & The Boys

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