Mini Tarts & Pizzas
Are you looking for inspirational and quick snacks for your party this National Day? Here are two items which are easy to make and you can have fun together with your children while creating them in the kitchen.
Making fruit tarts is what we did last week. It is quite simple actually as all you need to do is to bake the shell and the rest is just filling in the whipped cream and fruits.
I use the mini fruit tart recipe from Munch Ministry to make the tart shell above. It took about an hour to knead the dough and form it into the shells. After it had cooled I added in the whipped cream while the kids helped to slice the fruits which they placed on the tarts. It was interesting to see how the kids arranged the fruits on it. Each of them had a different idea on how the fruits should be arranged and came out with different patterns each.
Another snack food which I would recommend is baking pizza. It is quite simple to make and you only need a few ingredients.
Pizza Base Ingredients.
- 375ml (1 1/2 cups) warm water
- 2 tsp (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
- Pinch of caster sugar
- 600g (4 cups) plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil, plus extra for brushing
- Combine the water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes or until foamy. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the yeast mixture and oil. Use a round-bladed knife in a cutting motion to mix until the mixture is combined. Use your hands to bring the dough together in the bowl.
- Brush a bowl lightly with oil. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in the prepared bowl and turn to coat in oil. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, to rise for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in size.
Once the dough is made you can prepare the toppings for the pizza.
We used the following.
– canned pineapples
– Tomato paste
– Sliced ham
– mozzarella cheese
We rolled out the dough into squares before adding all the toppings onto it. After the pizza had been filled it was placed in the oven to bake at 200 degrees celsius for 25 minutes.
The kids loved this party food and so did all the guest who came for dinner that day.
Would you be trying out making fruit tarts and square pizzas too?
Dominique Goh, elementary school teacher, professional blogger, blogging consultant and mom to three. I enjoy writing about parenting, cooking , baking and photography. You can find me at Dominique’s Desk , on Facebook or Twitter
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