*This is a collaborative post.*
It’s no secret that we love PizzaExpress. It was the first ever restaurant where Jumpy could eat an allergy-friendly three-course meal. We’ve never been disappointed by their children’s menu as it caters for allergies and always makes my children feel like grown ups with their three courses and bambinoccinos.
To get a flavour of the pizza creation process, my budding pizzaiolos were invited to PizzaExpress last week for a pizza making session, and they are keen to tell you exactly how those yummy pizzas on the Piccolo menu are made.
The complete step-by-step approach got my children really excited about making their own pizzas and they also learnt a thing or two along the way.
As soon as we got in, the children were donned with aprons, given their cooks’ hats and sent to wash their hands.
When they got back, they were given a ball of dough each so they could experiment with it.
They learnt how to stretch the dough, make sure it wasn’t too floury and even flipped the dough to stretch it just that little bit more.
After transferring their base to a pan and pushing the dough along the sides to create a crust, they each got a ladle of passata in the centre of their base. With the back of their spoon, they then spread the sauce right up to the sides.
The best bit was next! The chefs took out a wide range of toppings for the children to add to their pizzas. My budding pizzaiolos had the time of their lives creating their own pizzas and eating them afterwards.
What’s your favourite pizza topping?
Disclosure: The blog post is sponsored by PizzaExpress and we were invited to the pizza making event above for the purpose of this blog post but all opinions are my own.