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Pick 'n' mix pizza

Pick 'n' mix pizza

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep: -
  • Easy
  • Makes 4-5 child-size pizzas

This fun and flexible pizza recipe is certain to get the kids involved in the kitchen.

  • Freezable
low insalt0g


For the dough

  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 350ml water
  • 7g sachet fast-action bread yeast
  • 1 tsp salt

For the tomato sauce

  • 2x400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • ½x200g tube tomato purée

Pick ‘n’ mix toppings

  • mild cheddar , grated
  • ham , torn into strips
  • pepperoni sausage, sliced
  • sweetcorn kernels, canned
  • pineapple rings, fresh or canned
  • cooked bacon , chopped
  • peas , straight from the freezer
  • fried eggs (nice for an Easter pizza)


  • STEP 1

    Make the dough in your breadmaker on the dough setting. Ours takes 45 minutes, but timing will vary according to your machine.

  • STEP 2

    Make the tomato sauce. Put the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée into a pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes to boil off the liquid. My children don’t like the bits so I sieve the sauce, but it’s up to you.

  • STEP 3

    Preheat the oven to fan 200C/conventional 220C/gas 7. Divide the dough into 4-5 balls, dust with flour and roll out on a floured surface or directly on to your baking sheets if you have ones with no sides. If you sprinkle a little olive oil over the flour underneath the dough, this mix acts as a glue so you can roll the pizzas really thin.

  • STEP 4

    Once the dough is on the sheets, spread a layer of tomato sauce over, then sprinkle with grated cheese and add the toppings of your choice. Bake for 15 minutes.

  • STEP 5

    Remove the pizzas from the oven. If you like an extra crispy base, take them off the trays and put them back in the oven directly on the shelves for a further 5 minutes. For those who like eggs on their pizza, I fry them to order and slide them on at the last minute.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2004


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