Archive for August, 2014

Pizza time…..

Hey! Hope all had a good weekend??? To finish ours we thought we would knock up a little pizza dough and make ourselves a couple of pizzas for dinner! So…..we made 2 pizzas (1 each)

280ml Luke warm water
30ml olive oil
450g strong “00” flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried yeast
2tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)

Put the flour and flaxseed in a mixing bowl
Add the yeast to the water and leave for a few minutes, add the olive oil, salt and sugar. Give a quick whisk and pour into the flour.
Mix by hand till the mixture comes together.
Turn out onto a work bench and kneed for a good 5 minutes….until a nice firm dough has formed!


Place the dough on an oiled bowl, big enough for it to double in size, cover in glad wrap and place a warm place! Auckland was pretty chilly today, even the hot press wasn’t playing ball…..roll on summer!

So you want it to be double the size…


Turn out on your work bench, knock back your dough, all that means is to knock out the air that has formed. Divide into 2 even sizes and roll into balls


Roll out your dough to your required thickness, we like ours thin and crispy so rolled out to 4-5mm thick.


Get your fingers involved, create some grooves in your dough….. You’ll get a nice crispy dough with pockets of pizza sauce 😜


Time to get your oven hot hot hot 220c , 200c if you are using a fan oven.

If your using a pizza stone, make sure you have your oven on and stone getting hot!

Because we do not have a stone (roll on Christmas) Place on greased baking tray, we just used what we fancied as toppings, kept it nice and simple.

I think the most important thing is that you have a nice even spread of ingredients.


Bake for 15-20mins until golden and bubbly!


Eat straight away!


It’s been a long time!

Hi guys! We know it has been a while, but we have brought a lovely little girl into the world! Well six months ago…..


…..but also Gaila has been extremely busy studying too, I have changed jobs, now I’m a tutor which is interesting!

From now on I promise that there will be something for you guys to read each week, getting to do a bit more cooking at home now.

We purchased a pasta machine and have been using that once a week, which is great fun. Here are a few photos of what we have done….








We hope you are happy to see us back say hello! Especially to our new addition, Lily!

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