Pizzette Recipe – Cooking with Children

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Pizzette are simply mini pizzas. They can be made using a normal pizza dough base, but I make them using puff pastry (which they also do in Italy). They’re very easy to make, so children can help, and are a great snack/light lunch for kids and adults. They also make a perfect aperitif or party food.

Pizzette ingredients (and equipment)

(makes 21 pizzette)

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Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200c (this is what I do for a fan oven)
  2. Using the pastry cutter/glass, cut out 21 circles from the ready rolled pastry. You won’t be able to fit all 21 in one go so just re-roll the offcuts and go again
  3. Place on the baking parchment/foil and onto a baking tray
  4. Beat the egg and brush over each circle

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5. Put the passata in a bowl and add oregano, salt and pepper to taste – you only need half a tablespoon of sauce on each disc so gauge how much passata you want to use. We do the lot and then turn the excess into a pasta sauce

6. Put half a tablespoon of the mixture in the middle of the disc leaving a border all around

7. Add your toppings (suggestions below)

8. Pop in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the borders of the pizzette are nice and golden

9. Let them cool a little before serving

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Topping suggestions

You can mix and match here. The girls like plain tomato ones, ones with a sprinkle of grated cheddar cheese and ones with sliced black olive. I add a tiny pinch of extra oregano to each of these.

If you can get hold of it, a few cubes of provolone cheese makes a great topping. A small piece of ham, an anchovy, a couple of cubes of pancetta, mushrooms…whatever you want, just don’t overload. You can even leave off with the tomato sauce and use half a teaspoon of pesto in the middle with a little cheese.

 

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