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What I’m reading: Making Bread Together

I hope it’s clear from reading my blog that we love cooking and baking together. My 4 year old has wanted to make pizza for a while and we finally got round to it.

We made our pizza over two days, leaving the dough overnight in the airing cupboard. The children were very excited and fortunately patient.

Finally the next day they were able to make their pizzas with a little help from daddy.  Everyone was able to roll their dough and make their own pizzas. Whilst they were having fun with the dough I prepared a plate of toppings. Once the tomato had been spooned over the dough they could get to work with ham, tomatoes, cucumber and cheese.

Then it was time to bake the pizzas in the oven before eating. The recipe made enough for three pizzas which we enjoyed with some yummy salad. Everyone enjoyed making pizzas and it  was great to make them from so little ingredients, we’ll definitely be making them again!

homemade pizza

The recipe came from Making Bread Together: step-by-step recipes for fun and simple breads to make with children by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou. The book aims to inspire children to learn about ingredients, good food and the joys of baking with Emmanuel Hadjiandreou’s easy-to-follow guide to making bread. The fun projects, creative recipes and step-by-step photographs will make kids love spending time in the kitchen with you, making bread for their lunchtime sandwiches and teatime treats for their family and friends.

making bread together

Making Bread Together is published by Ryland Peters and has a RRP of £16.99.


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    Emily Shepperson
    May 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Yummy! They were very patient waiting an entire night.

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    Victoria Mylittlel
    May 29, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    i have tried baking bread few times, it was nice and fresh but still something wasnt too right with its taaste

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    Katie Albury
    May 29, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    A family that cooks together…and all that! Really cute- I love the star shaped cheese! I want that on my pizza!! x

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    May 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    We have just said will make Pizza for Baby at the weekend. Yours looks fab x

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    May 29, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    nothing beats fresh bread and pizza dough! we love making our own x

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    May 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I love to make bread.
    Brilliant blog post

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    May 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Making pizza is something I keep meaning to do with my two, but never managed to get round to it yet because none of us are patient enough !

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    Jo Middleton
    May 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Such cute photos, I love the star shaped toppings! They look yummy

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    Donna @OrdCyclingGirl
    May 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    We still haven’t made home made pizza in our house, It’s something we should definitely give a try. I love how you have shaped the toppings into hearts and stars. My kids would love that! 🙂

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    May 29, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    How inspiring – I need to cook more, and certainly with my children.

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    May 29, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Baking together is so much fun.

    Those pizzas look fab!

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    Jen aka The Mad House
    May 30, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Wow they were certainly more patient than I would be. it looks like a fab book. We just bung all our ingredients in the bread maker. The boys know the recipe for pizza dough off my heart as it is a weekly regular

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    Lisa Prince (@BEAUTY_IIAO)
    May 30, 2014 at 1:20 am

    you know i always make homemade from scratch food but never made pizza , i should try more

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    Sarah Bailey
    May 30, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Oh yummy what some lovely creative family time and a delicious ending. x

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    May 30, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Aww that looks like a gorgeous little book! We love making bread but may need to try some new recipes!

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    May 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    wow, that looks a really good idea. I think it is great you both cook together x

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    May 30, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I like cookbooks which are written with children in mind.
    It is so important for them to get involved in a fun way.
    I will have to look into getting this book.

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      May 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      It has some lovely recipes in it, we’ll be baking one a week forever 🙂

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    Mina Joshi
    May 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Its such a good idea to get children interested in cooking healthy food from scratch. At the same time you guys are bonding together.

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    Vikki Holness
    May 30, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I am useless in the kitchen but armed with a new baking book, i’m determined to learn and get baking with the boys! Looks likes so much fun! xxx

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    Vicky (@aroundandupsidedown)
    May 31, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Making bread from scratch is so much fun, and kneading the dough is great for stress relief. Your pizza looks fabby – I love making pizza from scratch.

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    Healthier Mummy
    May 31, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I love your star-shaped cucumber and cheese. I want some on my pizza too, please! That book looks great. Always good to try new breads.

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    May 31, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Sounds great! Will definitely try it with my fussy eaters! Love the star shapes!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Helen Dickinson
    May 31, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    The pizza looks delicious. My little boy would adore this.

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    June 1, 2014 at 7:36 am

    We love baking bread although I have to admit we cheat and use the bread maker

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    Fritha Strickland
    June 1, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    that book looks fantastic! we recently started making our own bread, so rewarding 🙂 x

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