Recipe from new kids cookbook: Its A Pizza Cake!

Help children young and not so young make their own breakfasts, lunches and dinners: safely and with yumminess guaranteed with the new cookbook "Recipes from Chop, Cook, Yum" from the Cool Food School founder and author Deirdre Doyle.

From Morning Munchies to Yummy Dinners, Snackalious quick bites to Lunchbox Fillers, packed with over fifty tried-and-tested, easy-to-follow recipes. Cooking is a pizza cake with this uniquely Irish cookbook for kids!

This easy pizza base is gloopy, messy and fun! Pop the toppings into bowls on the table and let everyone choose their own.  Grab a copy of her book now from all good bookshops nationwide or from the Cool Food School website. 

It's A Pizza Cake!

This easy pizza base is gloopy, messy and fun! Pop the toppings into bowls on the table and let everyone choose their own.

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cooking/Baking time: 15 minutes approx.
Serves: 3 children

Stuff you'll need
measuring cups
large bowl
several smaller bowls
chopping board
child-safe knife
baking tray and baking paper

Ingredients

For the base
1 cup thick Greek yoghurt
1–1½ cups self-raising flour

For the sauce
¼–½ cup Cleverest Tomato Sauce (see page 71) or 1–2 tbsp tomato puree

Toppings
Sweetcorn, mushrooms, red onion, spinach, peppers, olives, cooked meat (like chicken or ham), pineapple, grated mozzarella, grated parmesan

How to make it
Measure out the Greek yoghurt and dump it into your bowl.
Measure out one cup of flour, add to the yoghurt and mix it with your hands – it’s gonna be sticky! Add flour to your hands to stop the dough sticking!
Keep adding small amounts of flour until the yoghurt and flour come together in one ball of dough that comes away easily from the side of the bowl. You may need up to half a cup extra.
Chop and slice all your toppings. Put them in separate bowls so that everyone can choose their own toppings.
Turn the oven on to 220 degrees.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and sprinkle some flour on it.
Divide the dough in three. Put each piece onto the baking paper and smush it down. Shape it into a circle (or a square or triangle! Who says a pizza has to be round?) by pushing into it using your fingers or your knuckles (it will be too sticky to roll).
Top with sauce (not too much – spread it thinly) and then add as many toppings as you like.
Finish with as much or as little cheese as you fancy and then pop it into your hot oven for 8–10 minutes until the crust is browned and the cheese is bubbling.

Note

You will need to take extra care with this recipe because you may be using a knife or grater, cooking on a hot stove, or using the oven. You should get an adult to help you with these tasks.

Recipes from Chop, Cook, Yum! – Recipes from the Cool Food School by Deirdre Doyle is Published by The O’Brien Press with RRP of €14.99/£13.99.

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