COOK LUNCH TOGETHER
This two-ingredient dough means you can cook up a batch of mini pizza bites for a yummy Father’s Day lunch in next to no time, and it’s a fun activity all the family can join in with. Don’t underestimate the time your youngster will want to play with the dough, though! This recipe makes enough mini pizza bites for a family of four.
150g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
250g Greek yoghurt
tube of tomato purée
dried Italian herbs
100g grated cheese
10 cherry tomatoes, very thinly sliced (optional)
basil leaves (optional)
1 Tip the flour and yoghurt into a big bowl, and use your fingers to mix. It will take a few minutes for the mixture to come together. Once it does, if it’s still sticking to your fingers, add a little extra flour. Keep kneading it in the bowl until it forms a ball. To remove sticky dough from your child’s fingers at any point, simply dip her hands into flour and rub them together.
2 Sprinkle a little bit of flour on to a clean surface. Turn the dough out on it and knead for five minutes. With your hands clenched into fists, pummel the dough to flatten it, then fold over and repeat. The dough will take up more flour in this process so, if it starts to stick to the surface, sprinkle on a little extra flour.
3 Preheat the oven to 180°C. Sprinkle some more flour on the surface, then use your hands and a floured rolling pin to roll out the dough to a thickness of 5mm. With a small (around 5cm diameter) round biscuit cutter, cut the dough in to circles, and place on to two floured baking trays.
4 Squeeze a pea-sized amount of tomato purée on to the centre of each circle, and use the back of a teaspoon to roughly spread it out.
5 Add a pinch of dried herbs to each and top with grated cheese and, if you like, a few tomato slices.
6 Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted. Garnish with basil, if you like.