How To Make a Pizza (as told by 4 years olds)
Hi there! Want to learn how to make a pizza? It’s easy! There are many pre-mix and pre-prepared ingredients out there that will simplify the process. It’s s easy that even a 4 year old can do it, so let them show you how!
Preheat the oven. If you’re buying a pre-mix crust mixture, the cooking temperature is usually listed in the oven. If not, 350 degrees is usually a safe temperature to use.
Prepare the crust. Nowadays, crust mixes can be easily bought and all you need to do is to mix with water. Follow the instructions on the packaging to determine the appropriate amount of water to add.
Then, sprinkle some flour on to the table so that the dough does not stick to the table.
*EXPERT MODE ONLY: Optionally, throw the pizza dough in the air and spinning it a few times.
You may wonder, what’s the use of throwing and spinning the dough in the air?
The spinning of the dough helps to create the round, circular shape, and the air flow over the dough surface helps dry the dough.
The spinning of the dough thrown into the air to increase the radius and to make it close to uniformly round. When the dough is in the air, there is less resistance (compared to when laid on the table), and, when thrown so that the axis of rotation is perfectly vertical, the rotational motion will create the centripetal force, which increases as the radius of the pie increases. (the velocity of a particle of dough is related by w*r)
Add the pizza sauce. Just like the pre-mix dough, the sauce can also be bought in a can or a jar at your nearest supermarket. If you feel adventurous, you can try making your own simple sauce. Just use tomato paste/puree, a bit of garlic and add Italian seasoning to taste.
Add cheese!!! Loads and loads of it!!! The types of cheese that are used are usually mozzarella or parmesan.
The amount of cheese can be determined according to individual taste and preferences
Add other toppings. Pizzas can be topped with almost anything. So you can just add your favourite toppings and who knows, you might end up having the next world-famous pizza!
Favourite toppings include pepperoni, sausages, mushroom, peppers, onions, olives and pineapple.
Now comes the stage where the pizza needs to be baked.
Makan time! There are many ways to enjoy your pizza. Here are some examples.
Share it with your friends!
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Many thanks to the management and staff of Fratini’s Restaurant for taking in the Kindergarten (Level 2) students of Chung Hua Middle School Kuala Belait to show and teach them the process of making a pizza. What better way to learn than to actually get their hands ‘dirty’ and actually making their own pizza!
The kids thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience and each one of them went home with a smile on their face (and their very own self-made pizza to show their mom and dad!)