Weekend Cooking – Pizza Time!
July 25, 2010 25 Comments
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This week, NumerOneSon, NumberTwoSon and me made pizza. For some people that may be something they regularly do, for others it may be something they regularly order out, but we normally don’t either – we eat deep-frozen pizzas from the supermarket (heated up!).
But, as we found, making your own pizza is fun, healthy, quite quick really and much nicer than shop-bought pizzas! NumberOneSon (13) prepared the dough. It came from a packet (add water then mix), but he managed to do it on his own, including finding the English-to-Dutch plug (from my English hairdryer) to use on the English hand mixer.
He divided the dough perfectly over the baking tray and NumberTwoSon (11) then spread tomato puree over it with the back of a spoon. While the dough was being prepared, NumberTwoSon had been busy slicing vegetables and vegetarian sausages. These were the ingredients for the topping:
We divided the pizza in four quarters, as we all like something else: the boys don’t like the onion, while my husband doesn’t like the pineapple (you’ll notice the bottom left-hand quarter on the picture below doesn’t contain any pineapple). I like it all .
It only needed 25 minutes in the oven, so that was quick work for a lovely, healthy pizza! Here’s a close-up of the result (aw, that looks odd!). So, the moral is: make your own pizza every now and then. It doesn’t take that much time and it’s fun to do. Even better if you can get your kids (if you have any) to join in!
Let me know what other (vegetarian) toppings you suggest for our next pizza!