Perfect pizza

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Suggested age:
Time required:
45 minutes plus
Serving number:
Skills developed:
Mixing, Chopping, Measuring, Baking

What you need for this recipe:


  • 500g plain flour, sifted
  • 5ml spoon salt
  • 5ml spoon dried yeast
  • 275ml hand-hot water
  • 5ml spoon clear honey
  • 15ml spoon olive oil
  • Options for the topping:
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 200g grated cheese, e.g. mozzarella
  • 100g cooked ham or salami
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 50g sweetcorn, drained
  • 50g fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 50g red or green peppers, finely sliced


  • measuring scales
  • fine sieve
  • bread board
  • chopping board
  • large mixing bowl
  • 500ml measuring jug
  • measuring spoons
  • rolling pin
  • palette knife
  • baking tray
  • baking paper
  • small grater
  • vegetable knife
  • can opener


  1. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the salt.
  2. In a measuring jug mix the water, honey, yeast and oil together. Wait until the liquid goes frothy (about 10 minutes).
  3. Mix the liquid into the dry ingredients and pull together to form a ball.
  4. Turn the dough onto a clean surface and knead it for 5–8 minutes until smooth.
  5. Lightly oil a clean bowl, roll the dough in the bowl to coat all the surfaces with oil, cover with a clean cloth and leave in a warm place to double in size (about 15 minutes).
  6. Roll the dough out into a circle, which will fit the baking sheet on the baking tray. Transfer to the baking sheet.
  7. Spread the tomato sauce onto the dough circle, leaving an edge all around the pizza. You can add a ready-made tomato-based pasta sauce, chopped tomatoes or some red pesto sauce.
  8. You can also add some ready-cooked meat or other toppings of your choice.
  9. Don’t forget your vegetable toppings – pizza is an excellent way to reach your '5-a-day' fruit and vegetable target.
  10. Add your grated cheese to the top of your pizza last.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/gas mark 6 for 20 minutes until the pizza crust is crisp and golden.


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Mixing Chopping Measuring Baking Savoury 7-11 45 minutes plus 1