Alex Thurman - Feed the Brood
20 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
- 350g Plain Flour + extra for rolling out
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- Glass of Water
- Pinch of Salt
- Mix the flour and salt together in a big mixing bowl along with the oil, then add tiny amounts of water until you have a ball of dough that isn’t too sticky. If it’s sticking to your hands, add some more flour until it behaves itself.
- Chuck flour about on a clean work surface with gay abandon and knead the ball of dough for up to 5 mins - the length of a song - I recommend Jimmy Mack by Martha and the Vandella’s to really get you in the Friday vibes.
- This is the point you may wish to invite the kids to get involved. But only do this if you’re up to all the cleaning.
- Split the ball of dough up into three balls and roll out until pizza shaped and as thin as you can handle - if it’s too thick, it will come out raw, too thin at the sides and it will burn. You may want to do this on top of baking paper or the like so that it’s easy to transfer onto a baking sheet.
- Pre-heat the oven to 200-220°C depending on how fierce your bad-boy is.
- Once the plain pizzas are assembled, transfer them onto baking sheets. I have loads of flat baking sheets from my workshop days, and they are brilliant because the pizza will slide on and off super easy, but any low-sided baking trays will suffice. Now, do your best Delia impression to demo to the children how to spread with a tomato base and toppings (recipe and suggested toppings to follow), ham and pineapple, spinach and sweetcorn, fig and feta are all combinations your children will likely make a fuss about, and so you can suggest an exotic Margarita - with just cheese on top! Limit the toppings, as too much topping makes for a soggy middle.
- Bake in the oven for anything between 10-20 mins - basically keep an eye on how it’s doing after 10 mins.
- Remove from the oven, admire your handiwork and ENJOY!