Posts tagged Kid Friendly

Lunchbox ideas: Leftover Pizza Scrolls Recipe

Pizza Scrolls

It’s back to school and back to work for most of us, and time to refresh that lunchbox! Inspired by a couple of magazine ideas that I’d read, I’ve created a recipe that produces fluffy scrolls filled with your delicious pizza toppings, and uses up leftover ingredients in the fridge!

And it’s no harder than rolling up your favourite pizza.

Leftover Pizza Scrolls Recipe

 

Leftover Pizza Scrolls
Recipe Type: Kid friendly, Easy, Freezer Friendly
Author: Tammi Kwok
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Serves: 24 scrolls
These pizza scrolls are a perfect way to involve the kids with making their own lunches AND use up leftovers in the fridge! It’s also freezer-friendly, which means that you’ll also get easy breakfasts on the go, if it even lasts that long!
Ingredients
  • [For the bread]
  • 2.5 cups strong flour, plus extra for adjustments
  • 1 tbsp dried yeast
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Water
  • [For the pizza]
  • 4-5 tbsp tomato paste (about 140g)
  • 1.5 cups pizza cheese
  • toppings of your choice, I used leftover ingredients I had in my fridge:
  • 200g bacon
  • 80g ham
  • 100g olives
Instructions
  1. [For the Bread]
  2. Place all the ingredients for the bread into the bowl of a food processor, If you don’t have one, you can mix it in a bowl instead. It’ll just take a bit longer.
  3. With the motor running, stream in about 275mls of water. The amount of water you actually need varies depending on your flour and climate, but I add enough water to make a very wet dough, so it sticks to the spindle slightly. If you don’t add enough water, the dough will be hard to handle, and the gluten won’t form.
  4. After a minute or so, add 1 or two tablespoons of flour through the chute, just so that the dough balls off the side of the bowl, and makes a slack ball of dough.
  5. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl or container, and cover with a wet tea towel or cling wrap. Place in a warm draught-free place for 40min or till the dough has doubled in size.
  6. Sit back and have a cup of tea.
  7. [For the Pizza]
  8. Prepare your pizza topping ingredients: chop bacon, ham, “taste test” some salami…whatever you have to do.
  9. Split the dough into two portions. Roll it out into a rectangular shape, about 0.5cm thick. I find that it’s easier to roll with a non-floured surface, helping the dough stretch, but you’d then require a pastry scraper or plastic spatular to help you roll up the scrolls later on.
  10. Spread with half the tomato paste, top with half the toppings. Make your pizza!
  11. Starting with the long end, roll up the pizza into a long log. With a sharp knife, cut into 12 pieces. Place loosely into a deep roasting tray.
  12. Repeat with other ball of dough.
  13. Cover with a damp tea towel and heat your oven to 180C.
  14. The pizza base will prove and expand again, filling the tray.
  15. Bake for about 20-30 mins, or till golden brown and delicious!

 

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Homemade Christmas Hamper

Woohoo! It’s that time of year again. Maybe you have found that perfect gift, maybe you haven’t. Maybe you’d like to include something a little extra, a little homemade.

Maybe you’re the kind of person who just keeps coming up with little gifts right up till the big day, because hey, it’s only once a year. Well I am too, so here are some quick and easy homemade Christmas gifts for those special people in your life.
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I’m Late for a Very Important Date! High Tea at The Waiting Room, Melbourne

Alice in Wonderland has captured the imagination of generations of children and adults, and since Tim Burton’s remake in 2010, just about every high tea establishment has had a Mad Hatter’s theme at one point or another.

But some are better than others, and when it’s part of Good Food Month, I’m willing to bet that the Ultimate High Tea at The Waiting Room is going to be something special.
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Chewy Cookies in a Food Processor

I love cooking with kids, but with no kids of my own, I only ever get the opportunity when I visit my cousin in Melbourne. These kids are a ravenous pair, and I’m such a proud aunt for it. But I know that as much as cooking with kids is really fun, it can be time consuming and messy, and often is left in the ‘too hard’ basket.

So why not use the appliances we have at our disposal? The food processor is my best friend in the kitchen, and these chewy cookies are my new favourite thing to make.

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Man Soup

I think that it’s entirely appropriate that my first bowl of ┬áMan Soup was made by a man. I had a bad case of the cold, and was holed up under the covers feeling incredibly sorry for myself. I swear my life was flashing before my eyes, and I was absolutely starving, but wasn’t feeling up to cooking at all.

Enter the Man Soup – the modern man’s answer to sustenance, and bonus points if it’s made for a woman suffering from the man-cold!

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What I ate: 2 Ingredient Mango Froyo

Summer, the season of sweet ripe fruits and plenty of inspiration! So what do you do when you buy mangoes in bulk and they’re ripening at a faster pace than you can eat them? Make delicious desserts of course!

There is definitely a place for elaborate ice creams and cold, icy sweet treats when the mercury is rising and sweat is beading on your forehead, but I find that it’s so easy to fall into the trap of depending on a large amount of frozen treats to cool off.

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Minion Pancakes!!!

If you’ve watched Despicable Me – and its sequel – I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that the Minions absolutely stole the show with their adorable antics and costumes. Naturally, children love them too. So in a bid to win my young nephews’ affections – it is, after all, one of their favourite shows – I made them Minion pancakes! And with inspiration from Pinterest, I’ve learnt that there’s only one thing you need to make any cartoon pancake you want.

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