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Snowman pizza recipe

We may not get snow at Christmas in New Zealand, but that doesn’t mean the kids can’t make a snowman. Get into the festive spirit with these fun snowman pizzas.

Serving Size:

Makes 4

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) warm water
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp (7g sachet) yeast
  • 4 cups (600g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato pasta sauce
  • 250g pkt shredded pizza cheese
  • 1 carrot
  • 28 black olives

Method:

Step 1. Combine water, honey and yeast in jug or bowl. Set aside for 3-4 minutes until foamy. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook, combine flour and salt. Add yeast mixture and olive oil and knead for 10 minutes until dough is soft and elastic. Place in a large oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel, and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour until doubled in size.

Step 2. Preheat oven to 250°C (230°C fan-forced).  Knock back dough, turn out onto a floured surface and divide into four even portions. Working with one portion at a time, divide it in half, and then divide one half again into two uneven pieces, approx one-third and two-third. Roll these three balls out into three circles. Line a large tray with baking paper. Place the largest circle on the bottom half of the tray. Place the medium-sized circle just overlapping. Place the smallest circle on top to form the head.

Step 3. Spread some of the tomato sauce over the three circles of dough. Sprinkle with cheese. Cut carrot into four even wedges.

Step 4. Place two olives for eyes and five more for buttons down the body of the snowman. Place one carrot wedge for the nose. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is golden and bubbly, and base is cooked through. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Snowman pizza

Notes:

  • If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can knead the dough by hand. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl, form a well in the centre, then add yeast mixture and oil and bring together to form a sticky dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until soft and elastic, adding a little more flour as required.
  • If you don’t wish to make four pizzas, roll out remaining dough and par-bake for 3-4 minutes. Allow to cool, then wrap well and freeze until needed.
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  • This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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