Thursday, 12 July 2012

Pitta Pizza - Healthy Baby Recipes

Friday night in my house is pizza night.. I love pizza, I love the fact that there are endless toppings and well... Its so down right tasty!! Check out my Epic Pizza recipe for grown ups. Well if we were going to enjoy it why can't my little one too so here's a no salt, quick to make version so that baby can enjoy pizza too!

Pitta Pizza with Red Peppers, Mozzarella and Basil

1 Heaped Tbsp Plain Flour
1 Heaped Tbsp Wholemeal flour
2 Tbsp Yogurt
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
A little flour to help roll it out (I used Rye flour for extra flavour, but you can use any)

Ever wondered how to make pitta breads, its this easy. Get your flours, baking powder and yogurt into bowl and stir.. You have just made Pitta bread! The mix of ingredients is quite a loose mix, so you have to have plenty of flour on the top to prevent it from sticking when you roll it out. Get some flour onto a clean worktop, then put your Pitta Pizza dough on top, then dust with flour again and roll out into a little pizza base and place on a lightly oiled non stick pan (about the size of your hand, 2 or 3mm thick). Get the grill on high.

Grill the Pitta Bread for 3 or 4 minutes (keep checking, don't burn it), you want it nearly cooked on that side (starting to nicely brown), then turn. Nearly cook the second side too (again 3 or 4 minutes). Take out of the oven and then your ready to add your pizza toppings. The pitta bread will puff up a little and become light because of the baking powder (don't toast it and over cook it as it will get to tough to eat). Here's how to make a silly quick set of toppings that baby will love

2 Tbsp Chopped Tomatoes
Basil leaves
1/2 Red Pepper (small)
1/2 ball of Mozzarella
Grating of Parmesan Cheese
Black Pepper

Spoon the Chopped Tomatoes onto the nearly cooked base and season with Black Pepper. Chop your Red Peppers and add them to the pizza. Add some Basil leaves and pieces of the torn up Mozzarella. Finish with a little Parmesan cheese and then place under the grill to cook until the cheese's are bubbling and the Pitta Bread browned and crispy.

Finish with a few more Basil leaves (allow to cool) and cut into hand sized grabbable strips. Friday night classic for baby too!

1 comment:

  1. better ingredients will make a better tasting pizza, but only healthier ingredients can make a healthier pizza. To keep this delicious meal in your diet, make your own pizza by using fresh and healthy ingredients.