28 August 2016

Calypso Holiday Hacks #5 - Homemade Pizza

The Holiday Hacks app from Calypso has been so useful this summer, providing us with lots of lovely activity ideas for the Mini Mes and I to enjoy, come rain or shine. We've already made an activity jar, had an afternoon reading, spent time outdoors as a family and had great photography fun at Woburn so it's now time to put a final tip to the test before the return of school and the countdown to the October half term begins!

"Have fun with food, get the kids involved in making vegetable pitta pizzas and choosing their own toppings, or get them to help prepare for a picnic and eat alfresco"

We love to whisk up a storm in the kitchen with lots of delicious makes and bakes so this suggestion was ideal for us. We have made pizzas many times before but as it had been a while since the last mozzarella covered carbs had entered our mouths it was the perfect time to attempt some more. Especially as when the Mini Mes get involved with cooking their own meals they tend to be far more adventurous and I can usually squeeze in a few extra veg for them.


320g strong flour
1 tsp yeast
1tsp salt
180ml warm water
1tbsp olive oil
Passata (we mix in some basil and garlic)
Cheese (we use grated cheddar or mozzarella)
Toppings of your choice

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Place the flour into a large bowl with the salt and yeast and create a well in the centre
  • Add in the water and oil and give it a good mix to form a dough

  • Lightly flour a flat surface and place the dough on top. Knead for a few minutes and then return it to the bowl while you prepare the toppings
  • Chop up any veg into bite size pieces, grate the cheese etc

  • Remove the dough from the bowl, split it into 2 equal pieces and roll each out thinly
  • Place each onto an oven proof tray
  • Place some passata onto each pizza base and use the back of a spoon to spread it out evenly 

  • Add your cheese
  • Add your toppings

  • Cook each pizza for around 12 minutes until the base is slightly risen and crispy
  • Scoff!

You can even make some mini ones for lunch boxes!

We've really liked being a part of the Calypso Holiday Hacks campaign this summer and we hope you've enjoyed following our posts and giving the app a go yourself.

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