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Chebe Bread Pizza Pull-Aparts
My 4 year old granddaughter and I made this together.
First we mixed a single box of regular Chebe in my Kitchen Aide mixer according to the directions on the box. (you'll need olive oil, water, eggs and shredded cheese. I used an Italian blend of cheese.) You don't need a heavy duty mixer, but since I have one - might as well!
Of course, I also make this a learning opportunity by including words like measuring, cup, (or 1/2 a cup, 1/4 cup, etc), teaspoon and tablespoon. When a recipe includes eggs, I always let my granddaughter crack them. I put my hands over hers, showing her how to put her thumbs together where the crack is and pull apart gently. Lots of learning when you cook together. (But shhhhh - don't tell the kids. This is just fun together time.)
(You're also working on fine motor development, by the way. But she doesn't need to know that. She just loves this time spent with you!)
Next, we cut and tore apart an entire package of pepperonis. Hormel actually says "gluten free" right on the bag. Of course, the entire bag didn't make it into the bowl. For my granddaughter, it was "one for the bowl, one for me." But isn't that part of the fun? I gave her a plastic serrated knife, but this was a little too difficult for her yet. So I just had her tear them. (more fine motor opportunities.) I quartered the pepperonis I cut - several at a time.
I have a case (of 8 boxes) of Chebe coming to me on scheduled delivery every four months from Amazon. It makes our favorite for pizza crusts! Next - maybe brown sugar and cinnamon instead of mozzarella and pepperonis.