For the dough, pile the flours and 1 level teaspoon of sea salt onto a clean surface and make a well in the centre.
Add the yeast and sugar to 300ml lukewarm water, mix together and leave for a few minutes, then pour into the well.
Slowly bring in the flour from the inner edge of the well and mix into the water. Continue to mix– when the dough comes together and becomes too hard to mix, flour your hands and begin to pat it into a ball.
Knead the dough by rolling it backwards and forwards, using your hands to stretch, pull and push the dough. Keep kneading for 10 minutes, or until you have a smooth, springy, soft dough.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place to prove for 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
For the sauce, peel and finely slice the garlic, then pick the basil leaves and finely chop the stalks.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan on a medium-low heat, add the garlic and basil stalks, then cook gently for a couple of minutes, or until the garlic is lightly golden, then add most of the basil leaves, the tomatoes, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Leave the sauce to tick away for around 20 minutes, or until smooth, breaking up the tomatoes up with a wooden spoon. When the time’s up, taste, and season to perfection.
To assemble the pizzas, divide the dough into 4 equal balls.
Flour each dough ball, then cover with clingfilm, and leave to rest for about 15 minutes – this will make them easier to roll it thinly.
Dust a clean surface and the dough with a little flour and roll it out into a rough circle, about ½cm thick.
When you're ready to cook them, preheat the oven to 250°C/500°F/gas 9.
At this stage you can apply your topping: spread the tomato sauce over the base, spreading it out to the edges. Tear over the mozzarella and scatter with the remaining basil leaves. Drizzle with a tiny bit of olive oil and add a pinch of salt and pepper.
If you can, cook the pizzas on a piece of granite – if not, cook them one by one on pieces of tin foil directly on the bars of the bottom oven shelf. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes, until the pizzas are golden and crispy.
You can transform this simple pizza into something even more exciting by adding a few extra toppings. Here are some of our favourite: chilli, parsley, tomatoes, peppers, ham, pepperoni, sweetcorn.
This basic dough recipe can be used for different flavoured breads to accompany dishes of pasta or curry or even a stew. To add flavour to the dough do so after step 1, so things like garlic and chilli powder or different spices or herbs can be added.
My son Rori started at Kids country on 4th April 22, from the moment we stepped foot through the door we both felt... relaxed and happy. All the staff are so welcoming, happy, friendly and most of all professional. Rori is at Nursery full time so it’s very important to me that he’s settled and happy and he most definitely is. Just recently we’ve had some news that Rori has some mobility issues which he has to have physio for. When I made the Nursery supervisor Diane aware of this she has been nothing but supportive, offering to help with the physio and help Rori with his development, this level of support and care has helped us to cope a little better with what is a very difficult situation. The food and menus are so varied and very nutritious and since being at nursery he’s come on lots with his food. They are very much an outdoor nursery which Rori loves and we love that he gets the fresh air.
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Both of my children have attended Kids' Country and journeyed through each room. They have always happily gone into... nursery and had a fantastic time whilst there. I can see a huge difference as they transition in their speech and learning. Both children have been encouraged to shine in their own strengths
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The outdoor facilities are what drew me to Kids' Country and being able to participate in forest school at such a young age.
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I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kids Country. My little boy started here a few months ago and I cannot believe the... difference in him already. Prior to going he was very timid and would never leave my side yet since starting here he has become so much more independent and confident. His speech and language has developed so much and he comes home telling me what he has learnt and singing songs he has learnt there. Staff here are fantastic and were more than happy for me to keep ringing up to check how he is, now I don't bother as I know he absolutely loves it. Staff really went the extra mile to help him settle and put my mind at rest that he is absolutely fine. This nursery has fantastic facilities you must have a look if you are considering this nursery for your child.read more
We absolutely love Kids’ Country Day Nursery! Our son and daughter have had the best time there and absolutely... flourished! The staff are fantastic and it’s so reassuring to know that your children are in such safe hands. It’s clear how much they care about the well-being and happiness of the children. The facilities are excellent - it’s wonderful to have such a large outside space that is utilised so well. Our daughter loves her weekly Forest School sessions! The management are brilliant and are always happy to help. We are so appreciative and feel so lucky that our children attend such an outstanding nursery.read more
All we can say is our son has flourished during the past 2-3 months at Kids' Country. His speech, behaviour, manners... and social skills have all excelled. He walks in extremely excited and comes out with a big smile on his face. Whatever the team at KC do throughout the day, they do it right. He even eats the odd vegetable now!!!
We cannot thank the staff enough, the managers and team members have all gone above and beyond. Thank you Kids' Country for your dedication and commitment throughout this extremely difficult COVID time. When others were falling apart, you stayed strong and honoured your pledge to not only help ‘your’ children but other children who needed help and were struggling. You probably don’t realise the positive impact this has had on the local community and our family. We can’t thank the manager and staff at KC enough. Our little boy will be leaving you in September to start school but you certainly will never be forgotten within our household.read more
Both of our children attend Kids Country and have done for the last couple of years. It has become a very special place... to all of us. The children absolutely love going and for me as a mother that is all I could wish for. The bonds that they have made with the staff and other children is wonderful to see and it is highlighted in the way their confidence and development has grown in leaps and bounds. The setting of the nursery is fabulous and the children are always exploring the outdoors which was very important to us when moving from Australia. The team almost feel like family and I have absolutely no reservations when leaving my precious people with them as I know they will be cared for to the highest standard. My eldest will be leaving in September to go to primary school and I know he will miss Kids Country a great deal. I cannot praise them highly enough.read more
My son has been at kids country for 3 years and has enjoyed every day there! I always feel confident that he is getting... the best care every day and have found all the staff to be so caring and enthusiastic! I feel so geateful that I dont have to worry about him when he is there. He has learnt so much there and they make an effort to educate as well as play making it more than just childcare alone! I would recommend to any of my friends or family and I am sending my other son later this year when I go back to work. Thankyou to all the staff there for the wonderful job you do!read more
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My little... one has come on leaps and bounds since attending.
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