He showed us the ingredients for a pizza base and why they were important, he also explained about the different equipment in his kitchen and brought in a Pizza Peel, which is a big spoon/baking tray for putting the pizzas into the ovens.
We learnt why yeast was added to the flour, 'to make it come alive.'Yeast is symbolic, it brings life to the dough, when we receive holy communion in church we are remembering the life of Jesus.
We all got to kneed and experiment with the dough, it was a messy job but we had great fun!
We dressed our pizzas with tomato base sauce, Italian herbs and handfuls of mozzarella cheese. Lucas Dad then cooked the pizzas for us in our class oven (this was really tricky as it's so small compared to a traditional fired brick oven).
The pizza was fantastic and given a thumbs up by all, there was not a scrap left!
Luca's Dad also brought along for us his award winning ice-cream and we all went home with an ice-cream cone.
We had a great afternoon, and we have decided we want to explore further the effects of yeast and what it does. We are going to experiment different temperatures and effects it has on the yeast in our next science project. We will add the project to our class page once we've completed it.
Thanks so much to Luca's Dad, Di Meo's, for coming into class and letting us have the opportunity to make pizza and of course for the delicious ice-creams.