EVEN PIZZA CAN SMILE: IMAGINATIVE RECIPES FOR CHILDREN. SUCCESS IS GUARANTEED!
Cooking for children is a challenge. What was liked a few days ago, is considered disgusting today. Anything red or green is rejected. And to put an end to the whining, the vegetable soup gives way to the chocolate pudding. Sometimes it may be useful to get help from our little ones because things that you do for yourself are always the best. It's a matter of honour!
One family dinner that allows everyone to collaborate is pizza. Starting off with the dough: the more energetically it’s mixed, the better it is. And while the dough is enjoying a well-earned rest, prepare the tomato sauce and the other ingredients. Everyone can create his favorite pizza. Of course, for children, healthy recipes are ideal, but every now and then you can make a small exception to the rule. Here's how cooking with children becomes a success.
Dough for 1 pizza pan:
300 g flour (Belbake flour)
1/2 cube of fresh yeast
150 ml warm water
5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (olive oil Primadonna or Italiamo)
Mix and work all ingredients for the dough, preferably with a food processor until it forms a smooth, soft dough. It will take a few minutes. If your child gets bored with the food processor and has enough strength, feel free to work the dough by hand.
100 ml of tomato puree
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tbsp of herbs of Provence (Kania)
salt, pepper (ChanteSel for salt, Kania for pepper)
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil (olive oil Primadonna or Italiamo)
Open the tomato puree and mix well with the other ingredients. Add plenty of salt and pepper. To avoid splashing tomato on the walls, the tomato sauce task is reserved for adults.
In addition to leavened dough and tomato sauce, there are of course the toppings for the pizza. The ideal toppings are: salami, ham, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers or corn. And for adults, you can also add olives, hot peppers, sardines or artichokes. And of course, at least 200 g of cheese for sprinkling. The pizza will be particularly crisp though, so in addition to shredded cheese, you can also use mozzarella for the cheese topping.
Everyone can participate and prepare the ingredients for pizza topping: slice the ham into strips, tomatoes and mushrooms into slices and peppers into small pieces. Or even open and drain the corn, olives and peppers.
The pizza ship sets sail
Once the dough has risen, it can be formed. Everyone can take a portion of the dough and roll out as desired on the baking sheet. When the dough is thin enough, add the tomato sauce and toppings for the pizza depending on taste. Who said that pizza must always be round? Certainly, a car or boat-shaped pizza would be a fun variation. The pizza ship will sail off with its pepper sail. The body of the ship will be decorated with portholes made with slices of salami and in the corn basket there will be some small pieces of mushrooms. The windows of a car can take shape with pieces of corn, salami slices will be the wheels. Now just put on the cheese and bake the pizza at 200°C for 15-25 minutes.
No time to cook together?
Yes, okay, we don't always have time to cook together. And you can't always just eat pizza. The other days require a little creativity to encourage children to eat. Why don't you try giving children's recipes funny names? Fish fingers with a side of peas and rice become the pirate's meal, vegetable soup becomes princess soup and a frankfurter can be a snake slithering through the mashed potatoes and the broccoli trees. Healthy cooking for kids becomes a fun adventure for everyone.