Friday so Harvey has the whole day at home with me. On the way home from dropping Alyssa to school, he informed me that we needed to make pizza. Ok, why not?!
We set the breadmaker off mixing us some pizza dough. (A recent gadget to my kitchen at a bargain price of £6 from eBay.)
I then took the opportunity to actually make some bread by hand with him too. He really loves getting messy so he thought this was a fantastic task. He particularly enjoyed the kneading process too.
We used it as a bit of a lesson too with measuring and weighing. He loved seeing what the yeast did to the mixture and how, when we left it alone, it grew and grew and grew!
Once the breadmaker had done its job, we spread half the dough onto a pizza pan. Think it's safe to say that we won't be much competition to the local pizzerias.
Harvey smothered the base with tomato puree and then we chopped up some leftover ham and part of a pepper. I do love making use of things already in the fridge. Waste not, want not.
"Why are we putting cat meat on the pizza?"
"It's tinned ham Harvey"
"Ahhhhhhh......good.....cos I'm not a cat."
With the other half of the dough, we made some garlic dough balls. Bit of butter mashed into a crushed clove of garlic and then we just brushed it onto the balls. Very easy and absolutely delicious.
avoiding the washing up and having a nap after such a busy 'dough' day.