Annabel Karmel’s Monster Pizzas

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Annabel Karmel is back with another book, this time an introduction to cooking for all little kitchen helpers!

Based on a lifetime’s experience creating child-friendly recipes, Annabel Karmel MBE has put together the most fun and accessible first cookbook ever – it’s a great way to get young children involved in the kitchen.

Recipes include Monster Pizzas, Sticky Chicken and Teddy Bear Pasta, plus lots of tempting, easy-to-make treats like Banana and Blueberry Loaf Cake and Oreo Brownies. On the way, children will learn essential hands-on kitchen skills, from simple sandwich making all the way to cake baking. Each recipe is easy to follow, beautifully photographed, and features fun illustrations from Kate Greenaway Award-nominated artist Alex Willmore.

Here we have the recipe for Monster Pizzas

Makes 7 pizzas


325g ready-rolled puff pastry

140g passata

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tbsp sundried tomato paste

100g Mozzarella, grated, plus 100g firm Mozzarella, sliced into strips

Pitted black olives

Green and red peppers, sliced

50g sliced ham

Salad leaves


9 – 10cm round cutter

Baking tray

Baking paper


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) Fan. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper. Mix the passata, garlic and sundried tomato paste together in a small bowl.

2. Unroll the pastry. Cut out 7 circles using the round cutter. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

3. Spread the sauce over the bases, sprinkle with grated Mozzarella. Cook in the oven for 18–20 minutes until golden and crisp.

4. Decorate the pizzas to make the monster and mummy faces.


The perfect introduction to cooking for your little kitchen helpers, My First Cookbook published by Welbeck is out NOW!

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