Eddie makes a delicious cheese and olive pizza for his friends, using homemade dough and cooking it outside in his family's pizza oven.
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Whose kitchen are we going to today?
Hi, I'm Eddie. Come in!
This is my kitchen.
This is my mum.
We're making pizza today,
because my mum's Italian and pizza is from Italy!
Eddie's mum, Erica, has shown him
her family's special way of making pizza from scratch.
Eddie's family are Italian,
and originally come from a place called Italy.
Italy is a country in Europe
that looks like the shape of a boot.
In Italy, people like to cook with fresh ingredients
that come from close to where they live.
Many Italian families spend a lot of time cooking big meals
that they can all enjoy together.
There are many types of Italian food,
including pasta and pizza.
Pizza is made by putting toppings such as cheese, meat and vegetables
all over a piece of dough covered in sauce.
Now, Eddie has washed his hands, put his apron on
and he's ready to cook.
I'm making an olive pizza for my friends!
And he's invited round Ayan,
Daniel and Amelia
to taste one of the main ingredients
before they come round for an Italian meal later.
Grape or a blueberry?
It's not a grape!
What do you think it is?
-It looks like an olive.
-It is an olive!
-It's quite bad.
It does not taste nice.
Do you think everyone will like Eddie's pizza?
It has got olives in it!
So, as well as olives, you'll also need sugar,
salt, water, dried yeast,
strong white bread flour, tinned plum tomatoes,
olive oil, black pepper
and mozzarella cheese.
Come on, Eddie, tell us what's first.
We get the bowl on here. First, I'm going to measure my flour.
That's really important, Eddie.
My mum taught me how to cook this pizza.
To make the dough, Eddie's adding dried yeast and a pinch of salt.
You'll need to keep the salt away from the yeast.
Now we get the sugar.
The yeast likes the sugar.
So yeast will eat that.
The yeast will make the dough rise so it becomes much bigger.
Then get two spoons of oil.
And put it in the water.
Great. Now pour that in.
And then we need to mix it around with this.
That looks really sticky!
Go on, mix it all together.
We're making a dough for the pizza.
I think I need to get my hands in.
Yes, you do, Eddie, squeeze it together!
Yeah, just like that!
sprinkle it around there.
Get that, put it on here.
And that flour will stop it sticking to the board.
Now we're going to put the dough to bed.
First we're going to oil the bowl so the dough doesn't stick.
OK, let's get the brush.
Clean it around.
Get the towel.
Put it over the dough.
Make sure it's a nice, clean towel, Eddie!
Now leave it somewhere warm to rise.
And now we need to get our toppings ready.
We'll put the tomatoes in the sieve so only the juice goes through.
We're getting rid of the juice so the pizza doesn't get soggy.
..put all of them in there.
Put that there.
Get my scissors...
..chop all of these up.
Careful with those scissors!
If they're big on the pizza
they'll be hard to eat.
Pomodoro is the Italian way
of saying tomato.
Eddie's dough should be ready soon.
You'll need more flour.
Give it a good sprinkle!
Spread it around...
Wow, that's grown loads!
Almost doubled in size!
Oooh, there we go!
Look at that.
Look at that. Oh, that feels really good.
We're cutting it in half so we can make two pizzas
instead of only one.
OK, we'll get that.
Put it back in there.
Mmm, and you can use that later.
And give your dough a good stretch so you can get the right shape.
I've got the colours of the Italian flag,
green, white, red.
But it actually goes
green, red, white.
OK, we've finished off this,
let's get the tomatoes.
Oh, the Pomodoro, now spread it everywhere!
Now it's time for my special and important ingredient.
What's that, then, Eddie?
Olives grow on olive trees.
And some olive trees can live for over 1,000 years!
Olives are a fruit that start off green
but turn black as they get older.
You can eat olives on their own.
Or add them to recipes.
Just like this pizza!
They're also used to make olive oil
that you can cook with.
Olive trees grow in warm countries around the world,
and a lot of the world's olives come from Italy.
We're going to rip them into little bits.
We're putting olives on this pizza, cos loads and loads grow in Italy.
Now let's get this cheese.
That's mozzarella! Just tear it into small pieces
and scatter it over the top.
There, that's looking really good!
Mum! I need some help!
What for, Eddie?
I need you to help me get the pizza on to here.
This is a pizza paddle for Eddie's special pizza oven.
If you'd like to make it at home in your oven,
you'll need to add dried yeast and salt and sugar to
plain bread flour.
Add olive oil to water...
..and pour into a bowl.
Give it a mix and knead it into a dough
on a floured worktop.
Now oil a bowl, put the dough inside
and cover it.
Then leave it somewhere warm to rise.
Now drain the tomatoes and carefully chop them up.
When the dough's risen,
tip it out and cut it in half,
as this will make two pizzas.
Knead one half into the shape of your pizza,
and cover with the tomatoes.
Tear up olives and mozzarella cheese
and put the pizza on to an oiled baking tray
and ask a grown-up to pop it into the oven for you.
Now there's just enough time for Eddie to get the table ready
for his very special Italian meal.
Basil smells lovely.
Well done, Eddie!
Your Italian themed table looks fantastically colourful!
Ha-ha-ha! That must be Eddie's friends!
Now everyone's washed their hands and we're ready to eat.
-What do you think of my table?
-It's very colourful,
all the green and the red and the white.
It's from Italy, can't you tell?
Green, white, red.
That's the Italy flag.
Do you think we should put the pizzas in the oven?
-Come on, then.
Eddie's family have a very traditional Italian pizza oven,
and Mum's going to cook with it.
Wow! It's very hot in there.
The dough, it's changing colour,
that's the first thing you get to see.
-Yeah, the dough's getting bigger and bigger.
And then it changes the colour.
-And then the cheese goes bubbly.
-Look, it's going bubbly now!
-Come on, Mum!
Time to get it out the oven!
Yeah, that's ready, that's ready, Mummy, that's ready!
Yum! And Eddie's made enough pizza for everybody!
And Mum's adding fresh basil leaves for decoration and extra taste.
Wow, that looks really delicious! And look!
All the cheese has melted and the olives are cooked.
Now it's slightly cooled, you can eat it.
Wow, that looks so good!
-And there's lots for everyone!
That means "enjoy your meal" in Italian.
Let's hope they like it!
When they first tasted olives, no-one was very keen.
Do you think Eddie has changed their minds?
What do you think of my pizza?
Really nice, Eddie.
I think it's really, really good.
What do you think the special ingredient was, everyone?
They taste better when it's cooked.
-What type of olives are they?
-They're black olives.
And as well there's all different kinds.
Well done, Eddie. They do like the taste
of olives in your pizza after all.
Thank you for coming to my world kitchen!
Eddie's mum is Italian and has taught him how to make a traditional Italian pizza. Eddie makes a delicious cheese and olive pizza using homemade dough and a tasty tomato sauce. His friends are in for a real treat when they see that Eddie's mum cooks the pizza in their traditional pizza oven. He tops his pizza with black olives, but some of Eddie's friends aren't too sure about olives when they taste them on their own. Eddie hopes to change their minds when they try them on his pizza. He even teaches them a little bit of Italian to really get them into the spirit of things.