No, she didn't want to make mummy a heart sandwich, she wanted to make pizza hearts. She reminded me that I did say "last day" (meaning any day prior to today) that we could make pizza hearts. So that is what we did. Using our brand new extra special RED Luv it!
We've made pizza hearts several times since seeing Bento for Kidlet's Pull-Apart Heart Rolls. We usually cut the hearts out first, then spread sauce on top and sprinkle them with cheese - but when I let Birdie help, a lot of sauce and cheese ends up burned to a crisp on the baking sheet - so this time we tried a different method. I let Birdie spread the sauce & sprinkle the cheese before we cut out the shapes, as she demonstrates in the photos:
I folded the dough in half, then helped Birdie cut the hearts out & put them on the tray, so there are no photos of those steps, but you get the idea :) We also took the leftover bits and twisted them into pizza breadsticks! Yummy!
They may not be the neatest but other than that they came out great! Birdie loves to help in the kitchen, and brushing on pizza sauce with a pastry or barbecue brush is like food painting fun for her. For more tools you can let your tot help out with, check out this MOMables post by Michelle of Creative Food:
The FunBites hearts pull apart easily & are full of doughy pizza deliciousness!
So easy I'm sure Sailor Boy could manage to help the sproutlets make them for me for Mother's Day! Oooh, or how about a cinnamon bun version! The frosting would dribble & pool in the nooks & crannies, mmmm...
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