Dinner creations for MADC'S style sleepovers October 30 2013, 0 Comments

Are your kids at a sleepover age yet? Have you encountered the challenging nature of catering to taste-buds you are not used to? Being the big girl that Scarlett now is (or so she tells me) sleepovers have become a rather constant form of extended play-date. The first sleepover we hosted sent me into a bit of a stress flap! Not about what time was bedtime, the transformation of Scarlett's room into a cubby wonderland or the non-stop mess and fun but more about feeding someone else's child when they were not there to guide me as what they would and would not eat! After more than a few failures and kids going home with empty stomachs I have finally found the perfect sleepover dinner food - homemade pizzas! Easy to make but best of all the kids can make their own and if they make it they eat it - winners all round really!

I have found this super simple recipe for homemade pizza dough, it is easy enough that the kids can make it and they LOVE it both to eat and create. Hope your kiddies enjoy it! Oh and my big kid (aka husband) also loves them!

1 1/3 cups lukewarm water

7g dry yeast (I use a little more for a lighter fluffier base)

3 cups plain flour

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

as with all recipes good quality ingredients will produce a better result so choose good quality sea salt and olive oil.

In a small bowl whisk the warm (not hot) water and yeast to blend. Set aside for 5 mins ensure yeast is fully dissolved. In a food processor pulse the flour and salt to combine. Keep the motor running and pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil. Keep blending until it forms a ball that is smooth and elastic. Take out and cut into 4 portions. Roll into balls. The dough should be tacky but cleanly release from your hands. Place in a draft free area, covered in plastic wrap for at least 30 minutes until the dough doubles in size. Roll out with your hands and add pizza toppings!

Makes 4 pizzas

Thanks to Curtis Stone for this great recipe!