The idea for these pies came from wanting to use up some leftovers…and in all honesty…not wanting to cook dinner that night! I'm so glad they were popular because it is another way to get some vegies into the toddler twosome without any associated stress on my part!
They really are very simple and even if you don't have leftovers they won't take long to make from scratch i promise!
The pizza dough recipe i use is very simple and i get my breadmaker to do all the hard work! But even if you don't have a breadmaker it really is an easy process although you will need to allow more time before these are ready for toddler dinner time!
The texture of the dough is different to both shortcrust and puff pastry (but you could of course use either of those if you prefer). Ruby was a lot happier about picking up and then biting into this pie and it made very little mess which was another plus! Her sensory issues mean that sometimes i have to give those simple classics a bit of a twist and a tweak before she will eat them.
I'm happy to say that they made great lunchbox fillers for Miss Teen and His Patient Self and i enjoyed one for lunch with a little salad too!
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