Thursday, 11 June 2015

Reception, Luna and Hazelnut visit Pizza Express

Today the reception class took Luna and Hazelnut to Pizza Express in Wapping. We were so lucky as we got to learn about where different pizza ingredients come from and how they grow as well as making some delicious pizza!

First we talked about how to make pizza dough. We thought that you might need to add baking soda to make the dough rise but it is actually another ingredient called yeast. We got to roll and stretch the dough to see what it felt like.

Then we looked at some different ingredients that are used as pizza toppings. We didn’t know what some of the ingredients were like oregano or mozzarella so Maria taught us lots new information. 
We got to taste the different ingredients and reception were amazing risk takers, trying new things.

Xavier and YoYo didn’t think they would like the sun-dried tomato, but when they tried it they did! Amone also took a risk and tried some artichoke, which she really enjoyed and even wanted more. Kian wasn’t so keen on the artichoke but was proud of himself for trying it anyway.

We thought that pizza was invented in Italy but do you know where it was actually invented?
In Egypt.

Then we got to be pizza chefs. We pressed the dough in the dishes to make our bases. Next we swirled the tomato sauce around our bases until they were all covered. We spread out the cheese evenly over our pizza and finished them off with a sprinkle of oil and oregano.

Lastly we put them in the oven. The ovens are so hot at Pizza Express that they only need to cook the pizza for 5 minutes.

 We took our pizza back to school and had a big pizza feast. 
Thank you very much to Maria who taught us lots about making pizza today and to our wonderful helpers Dee and Vivienne. We had a great time!

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