What a fantastic few days it has been in the UK recently – it feels almost like summer. A couple of nights ago, I let the children make some interesting Pizza Spirals with different fillings in them – ranging from basic cheese and tomato to the fancier pesto, olives, Parmesan and pancetta. I served potato wedges and salad with the dinner with icecream for dessert as the heat is a killer in the UK at the moment. Shouldn’t complain though as it isn’t going to last.
These Pizza Spirals were an idea I had which I think can be made gluten free quite easily and are an alternative to standard pizzas for the children to make with very little supervision. I was sure there would have been enough for the children to take some for their packed lunches but how wrong could I be. They managed to eat all of the savoury treats in one sitting – so next time I make them we will have to make a lot more. My children love taking treats they have baked or which I have baked as part of their packed lunch. In fact, my daughter told me that her friend had used a recipe which I had written to make some cookies and took a batch in for them all to share. How nice is that!
These Pizza Spirals were a big hit and would be great as a party snack or for a picnic as they are really easy to make. I left my eldest daughter in charge of preparing the dough which was based on a scone dough but without the cheese as I knew I would be using cheese in the flavour filling. Once the dough is made it is rolled out into a rectangle shape – courtesy of my eldest daughter. Next my son spread passata over the dough before the children sprinkled grated cheese over the top. This was for the basic flavour as I did let them make some in whatever flavour they wanted so that they would all be happy. The dough is rolled up and the children sliced it into pieces which were placed on a lined baking tray. More cheese was sprinkled on the top before baking the spirals for 20 minutes till golden brown and crispy. The Pizza Spirals were served with salad and homemade potato and sweet potato wedges. I only managed to take one photo before the family jumped in and devoured the lot. 🙂
I am adding the recipe for these Pizza Spirals as they are a perfect dish for weather like what we are having in the UK. The ingredients are so easy to get hold of from any supermarket and you may already have the ingredients in your kitchen stores. Just go and take a look and have a go.
[lt_recipe name=”Pizza Spirals” servings=”20″ prep_time=”10M” cook_time=”25M” total_time=”35M” difficulty=”Easy” summary=”The flavours which you use in the filling can be whatever you like. Nutritionally, one portion of these savoury treats contains 94 calories, 4.8g total fat (6% daily total fat), 9.5g total carbohydrate (3% daily total carbohydrate), 0.4g fibre (1% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).” print=”yes” image=”https://www.love-to-bake.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/pizzaspirals2.jpg” ingredients=”For the scone base:; 8 oz self raising flour;1 tsp salt;1 tsp baking powder;1 tsp mustard powder;2 oz butter;1 egg with milk up to 150 ml ;For the filling:; 4 oz grated cheese;5 tbsp passata;” ]Preheat the oven to Gas 6.;In a bowl, weigh out the flour, salt, baking powder, mustard powder and butter.;Rub the butter into the dry ingredients.;Add the egg and milk.;Mix to form a dough.;Roll out on a floured surface to form a rectangle.;Spread the passata followed by the cheese on to the dough.;Roll up the dough to form a long cylinder.;Slice into 20 even sized pieces and place on a lined baking tray.;Sprinkle with more cheese.;Bake for 25 minutes till golden brown.;[/lt_recipe]
It seems have taken me ages to write about these mini savoury treats as my days have been taken up with other things recently so much so that this week coming I am not offering a Friday treat just to give myself some time to get some other jobs out of the way. I am quite busy with the webshop at the moment which is great so I am gong to take some time to catch up elsewhere. Also, have a new piece of cake decorating equipment arriving on Monday which I can’t wait to have a play with. Watch this space for more details. 🙂