It doesn’t matter what scientific explanation is, a rainbow is still utterly magical, right?
Today we mixed up two of Summer’s favourite things; rainbows and Pizza!
For this activity you will need;
- A pizza base (I used a shop bought one but feel free to use your own recipe)
- A tomato sauce ( I use a passata with basil from the supermarket)
- Food Colouring
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Food bags
I would recommend before you start you have a damp cloth or towel nearby in case of spillages and make sure the children aren’t wearing their best clothes, just incase!
Additionally I used a medical syringe (the freebie from Calpol) for the food colouring, if you’re doing this activity with children I would definitely recommend this.
Put two handfuls of mozzarella cheese into a food bag and add 2.5mls of food colouring, seal the bag and give it a good shake until it looks evenly distributed. Repeat this process until you have the selection of colours you want.
Using a pastry brush, or the back side of a table spoon, spread your tomato sauce over the pizza base and then arrange the coloured cheese however you want. We used circles, but you can also do lines or a random placement.
Pop the pizza into a preheated oven for 12 minutes, unless of course you have made your own dough in which case you should stick to your own cooking guidelines.
Allow the pizza a couple of minutes to cool before you slice it and voila…taste the rainbow!
If you would like to see a step by step guide Summer has put together a little video for you.