Inclusive activities: Star Pizza’s (wheat, dairy and sugar free)

by NicciLouiseImage

To make this activity fun for everyone follow these simple steps..

1) Wear the right clothes; aprons don’t cover children effectively and you spoil their fun if you keep saying ‘aggh careful of your top!’

2) Use plastic equipment on low surfaces where everyone can reach and see, but let older children use real knifes and  just teach them how to do so safely. Children as young as seven don’t feel like babies anymore and if supervised in the right way you can boost their self-esteem too!

3) Allow everyone to follow the recipe by using symbols, signs or photographs of the different steps.

4) Relax and have fun and turn the tidying up into a fun experience that everyone has to help with.

5) Don’t forget good hygiene and ensure everyone washes their hands! You want to be able to eat them too..

Pizza scones/ mini star Pizzas

Ingredients needed for the stars..

1.5 cups of buckwheat flour (spelt or barley corn flour could also be used)

2 tsp of sodium or potassium bicarbonate

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup of rice milk (or dairy free alternative eg coconut milk)

4 tsp fresh lemon juice

Ingredients needed for the toppings..

1 tbsp extra virgin oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cups of tinned tomatoes

1/2 tsp mixed dried herbs

plus: extras of your choice.. prawns, ham, tuna, green pepper, cooked chicken

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What do we do?..

~ Preheat oven to 220C or gas mark 7

~ Sift dry ingredients and rub in butter: a job enjoyed by most little finger.

~ Add rice milk and lemon juice and mix into a soft dough.

~ Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface and roll with pin until 12mm thick. The children may need assisting to rotate the dough to ensure it is of equal thickness all over.

~ Use a shaped cutter ( a star, circle or whatever you choose) to cut the dough and place the shapes on the baking tray. Left over dough can be re- rolled and shaped until finished.

~ Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes and while they are in the oven heat some oil in a pan using safety precautions.

~ Add the onions and cook them until they are soft.

~ Add the chopped tin tomatoes and herbs and cook until the sauce is a jam like consistency. This does not take very long.

~ Remove the scones from the oven and cut in half along their height so they are still the same shape but thinner.

~ Cut side up add a thin layer of the tomato and any other toppings you want then place them back in the oven for a further 10-12 minutes.

~ Get the children to set the timer to teach the concept of time and get them to tidy away in any way they can to teach responsibility and community spirit.

~ Serve the pizzas and enjoy!

I hope you have enjoyed making these pizzas and that you are noticing a difference in your child’s behaviour, digestion, asthma or eczema by including less wheat dairy and sugar in their diet. Why not share your story?

If you are still hungry why not follow these delicious pizzas with a piece of apple layer cake? You will find the recipe in the side bar under inclusive activities.

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