Activity | Cook | Mini-Pizza
Make a simple mini-pizza.
Part 1 | Introduction ↑
We are going to make a mini-pizza for this coming meeting!
You will need to set-up in the kitchen for this.
We will make it at the start of the meeting.
We will then leave them to cool a little and play a game or quiz, before trying them out.
How does it look? ↑
Here is a picture of a test Julian made over the weekend, using the oven:-
Before the meeting ↑
Get the following ingredients:-
I used this:
Pre-heat your oven to 180C before the meeting.
Part 2 | Recipe ↑
In this section are the equipment and ingredients you will need.
You will need:-
1. An oven or a microwave
I will be using an oven; it should be pre-heated to 180 degrees C.
I have not tried this recipe with a microwave – so no guarantees!
2. A small oven proof bowl or mug
I chose to use a ceramic side dish or ramekin. Here is an example:-
The wider / shallower of the two dishes (on the left) was better.
If you plan to use a mug, then a wide shallow mug is better than a deep one.
If you are using a microwave, the dish should be microwave safe, and have little or no decoration on it.
3. A Tablespoon or Soup Spoon
A large spoon that an adult would eat desert or soup with.
When measuring use level measures – fill to level with the rim of the spoon.
Do not use heaped measures – heaped above the rim of the spoon – unless you are feeling confident.
4. A Bowl
For mixing the dough in.
You can mix directly in your bowl or mug instead.
5. A Fork
Use for mixing.
6. An oven tray.
If you are cooking this in the oven, then put the cup on a metal or ceramic oven tray to catch any spillages.
DO NOT use a metal tray in the microwave – it will result in an explosion!.
Ingredients | For the dough ↑
For one small dish or cup you will need the following (double it up for two etc).
1. Self-Raising Flour
4 level tablespoons' worth.
Ordinary flour can be used, but if you do, also add 1/5th of a tablespoon of baking powder and a pinch of baking soda to make it rise.
1/5th of a tablespoon of salt.
3 level tablespoons' worth (not sure how you might have a heaped tablespoon of milk!).
Water will do if you do not have any milk. Water is normal for pizza dough – milk makes it softer.
4. Vegetable or sunflower oil
1 level tablespoon worth.
Pizza dough is normally cooked in extremely hot wood burning ovens. As our oven cannot get that hot, we use a bit of oil to help the cooking.
1 pinch of sugar for a slightly sweeter dough.
Ingredients | For basic topping ↑
A basic topping is tomato and cheese:-
1. Some Pizza Sauce
A tablespoon of Pizza Sauce.
Either buy a jar or make your own!
A quick version is to blend tin of tomatoes; tomato paste; parsley; oregano; salt and pepper. Then simmer until thick.
2. Grated Cheese
Some grated cheese (e.g., cheddar).
Ingredients | For special toppings ↑
Whatever else takes your fancy;-
Part 3 | Instructions ↑
Here are the instructions to make it.
Step 1 | Add Dry Ingredients ↑
Mix the following in a bowl:-
Mix well with your fork.
Step 2 | Add Wet Ingredients ↑
Then whisk the following into your mug:-
At milk first, spoon at a time, then oil.
Mix well with your fork into the flour until smooth dough (will be quite wet).
Step 3 | Put mixture in the mug. ↑
Grease inside of your dish or mug and lightly dust with flour.
Put the mixture in.
Step 4 | Add Basic Topping ↑
Put dishes onto a baking tray and add your basic topping.
Put in a dollop of pizza sauce, and sprinkle over the cheese.
Step 5 | Add Special Toppings ↑
Add any special toppings you have chosen. E.g. ham.
Step 6 | Cook! ↑
Make sure you use oven gloves, so you do not burn your hands if the cup is hot
If you are using an oven
Set your oven to 180 degrees C
Cook for about 20 minutes.
If you are using a microwave
Set your microwave power to "high".
Cook for about 1 minute 30 seconds.
Watch it in the microwave and turn off when it has stopped rising.
Step 7 | Cool ↑
Let the dish cool for about 5 minutes. Do something else whilst you are waiting.
Make sure you use oven gloves, so you do not burn your hands if the cup is still hot.
Part 4 | Badges ↑
4b make cakes, bread, biscuits or something similar 4k another similar home skill agreed with your leader