Making pizza with the toddler

Pizza making

I’m still on a mission to get the fussy toddler to eat a something other than pasta and meatballs. While there’s nothing wrong with pasta and meatballs, what would I feed him if he decides he doesn’t like them anymore?

So, following a successful visit to Wahaca, where he readily tucked into chicken, lettuce as part of his ‘make your own tacos’ meal, I decided to get him more involved in food. Having witnessed, with amazement at him tucking into a slice of pizza at a fellow toddler’s birthday party, it appeared that pizza was the way to go.

I cheated slightly, and bought a ready mixed pizza dough that just needed water added to activate it, but this still meant there was a bit of mixing, kneading and rolling to do in order to make the pizza base. The toddler put his back into with gusto, as you can see from the pictures below.

Pizza dough
Once the dough was ready, the toddler helped roll out the bases and picked his own topping – a simple margherita was decided upon, and he really seemed to enjoy the whole process.
Pizza making
Once his was finished he topped a couple more bases, one for me, and a rather snazzy onion relish and goat’s cheese one for the husband. Job done. The toddler is well on his way to being a fully fledged pizza maker. Maybe he’ll have his own restaurant one day….
Pizza making
Once cooked everyone tucked into their freshly made pizzas, and I watched in amazement as the toddler scoffed his. I never thought I’d see the day.
Pizza making
The verdict from the toddler: ‘Pizza is my favourite…’ Why couldn’t he have told me that before now?

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