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Kebab anyone??????

Hey guys! How are you all? Tonight I cooked a tasty kebab……and homemade pita breads too! Was very tasty. Recipe to follow 😉 in a couple of days!

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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!

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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…

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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

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

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

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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.

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Bake for 15-20mins until golden and bubbly!

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Eat straight away!

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Lentil shepherd’s pie

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

it has been awhile but please forgive us as we have been away visiting our lovely family and friends in England and Lithuania and were indulging in their hospitality.

We are back now and ready to cook 🙂

So as Trevor was working and I was home I decided to make a lovely dinner for my hubby 🙂 Lentil shepherd’s pie and Orange and almond cake on the menu! Recipes and pictures for Orange and almond cake will follow in the next blog!

For this beautiful recipe you will need:

  • 400-500 g floury potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 250 ml vegetable stock or water
  • 100 g peas, fresh or frozen
  • 200 g green lentils, canned, rinsed and drained
  • 75 ml hot milk
  • 100 g Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Nutmeg

First of all heat the oven to 200 C

Cook the peeled potatoes in boiling salted water until soft.

Drain and mash the potatoes, stir in the hot milk and season with salt and pepper and nutmeg to taste.

Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onions for around 5 minutes.

Then add the carrot and pepper and cook until the vegetables are tender.

When they are ready dust with the flour and cook it out for a minute then add your vegetable stock or water.

Bring it to the boil, stir in the peas and lentils and season with salt and pepper.

Leave it on for a minute or two and then spoon the mixture into lightly greased dish or little ramekins for individual portions.

Top with mashed potatoe and scatter with cheese.

Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Enjoy everybody. This is a realy tasty recipe and healthy too if you go easy on the cheese 😉

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