In the increasingly concerning climate, more and more of you are staying home to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe. And to those of you doing this with young kids - hats off to you!
Our new series 'Kids Crafts' is designed to hopefully help you out with some fun and easy activities you can do with children of all ages, and with things you'll already have lying around the house!
This pizza recipe is super easy to make, which is great because that means it's speedy for impatient little tummies, but the process can also be stretched out to occupy the kids and show off that creative flair. It also requires very little ingredients - no yeast, no waiting for it to rise - so you can save waiting time, and those rations we're all hoarding in the cupboards.
The recipe is Vegan, but can easily be made any way you want with your favourite toppings and cheeses!
Don't forget: We're launching our NEW at home arts programme very soon! We'll be delivering all kinds of creative goodies to children all over our local area with the help of our incredible donors! If you can, please help us reach more kids by donating! If you can't donate right now, please help us spread the word by sharing our Go Fund Me page!
Recipe makes 4 8" bases.
350g Plain Flour (or Self-Raising)
1 Tsp Salt
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder (omit if using Self-Raising Flour)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil (any oil works fine though!)
Toppings we used:
Homemade Pizza Sauce (recipe below)
Vegan Mozzarella (we like mozzarisella classic)
Sun Dried Tomatoes
1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
2. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder if using in a bowl. In a separate container combine the water and oil.
3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, continuously stirring, you may not need all of the water/oil mix. The dough should be soft but not sticky.
4. Knead the dough until malleable. Separate dough into 4 balls and roll out onto a floured surface.
Make it fun: Why not use a cookie cutter to make mini fun-shaped pizzas? Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly so they don't burn!
5. Once you're happy with the size and shape of your base, transfer to a floured baking tray and top with your favourite pizza toppings. Place in the centre of the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until the crusts are golden brown and the toppings are piping hot.
Tip: For ease, you can buy ready made pizza sauces, or use tomato puree! But we LOVE our super easy pizza sauce recipe - check it out below!
Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe
1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
1 Tbsp Oregano
1 Tbsp Paprika
1 Clove Garlic (or 1 tbsp Garlic Granules/Powder)
1. Put the tomatoes, oregano and paprika into a bowl. Crush the garlic, if using fresh cloves, and add to the sauce.
2. Blend for about 30 seconds until smooth and well incorporated.
3. Smooth over your pizza base starting from the middle and spreading outwards in a swirling motion. Leave about 1-2cm edges for your crusts.
Make it fun: Why not make a Pudding Pizza!? Skip the savoury sauces and toppings, and chuck on some chocolate sauce! We're loving La Vida's Vegan Chocolate Spread right now! Use this as a base, and chuck on your favourite sweet treats for some sweet Easter Treats!
And you're done! Easy peasy takeaway replacement you can make from the comfort of your own home. We hope you liked this recipe - if you follow any of our Kids Crafts blogs please be sure to snap a picture and tag us on Instagram @thepalettenewcastle. We love seeing everyone's creative ways of keeping creative during lockdown!
And be sure to look out for our NEW at home art programme starting very soon!