Pizza-making kids get a SLICE of the cookery action

TOPPING OF THE CLASS -- Kai Gunn serves up his pizza to Ruby and Isla-Rose Gunn at the Empire

TOPPING OF THE CLASS -- Kai Gunn serves up his pizza to Ruby and Isla-Rose Gunn at the Empire

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CHILDREN are being invited to get a SLICE of the action by taking part in a new pizza-making club now up and running in Hucknall.

The initiative is the brainchild of the Empire pub and restaurant on Morven Avenue off Beardall Street in the town.

Each Tuesday, children aged from four can go along and make their own pizzas.

They get to roll the dough to create a base and then decorate it with the toppings of their choice. The pizzas are cooked on a stone in a conventional oven.

Along the way they are taken through how the dough is made, how it cooks and then encouraged to eat healthily.

They are also taught about food hygiene and given fact sheets with recipe ideas and lists of ingredients.

Richard Darrington, owner of the Empire, said: “The idea is for the children to gain a bit of knowledge about cookery and to learn a few basic techniques.

“Everyone has loved it so far. No-one has refused to eat the pizza they have made.”