Bocconcini and garden herb pizza

The year 1 kids came to visit – and this is what they made!

Fresh from the garden: fresh herbs, onion, garlic
Recipe source: Melissa
Makes: 1 large pizza


  • Bowls – 1 medium, 2 small
  • Salad spinner
  • Grater
  • 1 large oven tray
  • Wide egg lifter
  • Large wooden board
  • Pizza cutter
  • Tablespoon measure, scales
  • Kitchen towel
  • Tongs
  • Metal spoons
  • Serving plates
Ingredients:For the pizza topping:

  • 1 quantity Hugh’s Magic Dough
  • ½ tub bocconcini
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Small handful mixed herb sprigs: thyme, marjoram, parsley
  • 20g parmesan
  • A small bowl of prepared tomato pizza sauce
  • Flaked salt and black pepper

What to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 220C. You can prepare the topping now while you wait for the oven to heat up.
  • Wash and spin-dry the herb sprigs – pick the leaves, discarding the stalks into the compost.
  • Tear each ball of bocconcini in half.
  • Grate the parmesan and reserve.

 Assembling the pizza:

  • Scatter some flour on the table and roll the dough out to form an even rectangle to cover the baking tray.
  • Assemble the pizza directly onto the tray, flouring the tray well first.
  • Using the metal spoon, swirl a couple of spoonfuls of tomato sauce onto the pizza bases, spreading so that they become totally covered.
  • Layer the bocconcini on top and season well, then scatter the herbs over the pizza.
  • Drizzle the pizza with about a tablespoon of olive oil, then slide it into the oven.

 Baking the pizza:

  • Bake the pizza for about 12 minutes or until the edges are very crusty and the cheese is bubbling.
  • You may want to slip the pizza off the tray onto the rack for the last few minutes, so that you get a really crusty base.
  • Once the pizza is done, transfer it to the large wooden board using the wide egg lifter.
  • Cut the pizzas crossways into small squares, and lift onto serving plates.
  • Sprinkle the reserved parmesan cheese over the slices and then get ready to eat!

Notes: What other sort of vegetables could you use in a pizza? What sort of other pizza could we make?

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