Now Pizza may not be traditional Christmas fayre but we love it and so do most little people. We thought it would be amusing to add some festive fun to family food in December.

Ready in minutes, these are a great way for kids to get involved in baking as they can help make the dough, decorate them as well as devour them.

What You Need


Double the recipe for 2 generous pizzas or 4 small ones.

  • 250g Strong white bread flour
  • 35ml olive oil
  • 6g fresh yeast
  • 100 ml water
  • 4g salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (optional)


  • Pesto or tomato sauce
  • A mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • Coloured pepper strips
  • Olives, chorizo and sweetcorn for baubles

Every chef seems to have a pizza dough recipe but this is our favourate and it is definitely the easiest. You can knock it up in a food processor or mixer in minutes or do it by hand. It also makes delicious, bouncy, lovely dough. Once you’ve made it you will never look at Dominos the same way!

What To Do

  1. Stir the yeast into the water with a fork until it dissolves. Allow to rest for 1 minute.
  2. Put the salt, flour, oregano, oil and yeast liquid into a food processor fitted with the dough blade.
  3. Process for 1 minute or until the dough starts to form a ball.
  4. If necessary, scrape the bowl walls clean with the spatula and run the processor for a further few seconds.
  5. Lift the dough out of the bowl with floured hands and roll it into a ball. Place it in a large mixing bowl and cover with cling film or a damp cloth. Leave to rise for approx. 1 hour.
  6. With floured hands, knock back the dough by giving it a few gentle punches.
  7. Fill the dripping pan in the oven with water and preheat your oven to 220 °C.
  8. Try and roll out the pizzas approx 20 minutes before you want to cook them but not any longer than 3o minutes.
  9. Place the rolled out pizzas on oiled cooking tins.
  10. Add your toppings and cook for approx 20 minutes until pizza risen and springy.
  11. Never look back.