Hello everyone, I hope you’ve all been keeping well.
If you’ve been following me for a while you would know that I really like making pizza because it’s quick and simple. Not only that but most people really enjoy it and you can get really creative and add what ever toppings you like. Today I opted for sweetcorn and kale, two of my favourites!!
Sweetcorn is such a popular and tasty pizza topping, best known for it’s high fibre content. Dietary fibre aids digestion making it important for our health. I’ve featured kale often in my recipes because it is easy to prepare but also very healthy. Kale is a great source of vitamin K which is used by the body for blood clotting and healing wounds, this is useful for recovering quicker from injuries.
My quick tip for making anything dough related is to make sure you are using yeast that is in date. This is because in the past, I have tried to make dough related foods but it didn’t rise very well or have that desired fluffly, light texture.
Recipe: Mature cheddar, kale and sweetcorn pizza (makes 1 tray)
250g plain flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp caster sugar
4g dried yeast
150ml warm water
1 tsp oil
3 tbsp tomato sauce
150g mature cheese, grated
50g kale, roughly chopped
Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the salt, sugar and yeast. Mix together and make a well in the middle.
Pour the warm water into the well along with the oil and use your fingers in circular motions to form a smooth dough.
Knead the dough for 5 – 10 minutes and leave to rest in a warm place for 1 hour until doubled in size.
After the hour is up preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and lightly grease an oven tray with oil.
Knock the air out of the dough a little, then roll out onto a floured surface until it reaches the same shape of the oven tray.
Carefully place the dough onto the tray and add the tomato sauce, kale, sweetcorn and cheese.
Put in the oven for 25 minutes until the edges are golden and the cheese has melted.
Hello everyone, I hope your day is going well. Have things returned to ‘normal’ for you yet? I’ve recently started going back to work but everything is quite different, with the one way systems and social distancing. Today’s blog post is more for dinner inspiration but I have included a hot dog roll recipe. I ordered the sausages from an online company called lovewhatyoueat.co.uk in the flavour gammon, turkey and cranberry and my toppings were onion, lettuce and carrot. The sausages were quite salty but tasty nonetheless, something I would recommend!
Recipe: Hot dog rolls (makes 6)
250g bread flour
4g dried yeast
1/2 tsp salt
(save 1 tbsp of the egg mixed with 2 tbsp of water for egg wash)
Warm the milk, water and butter in a pan and leave to cool down.
In a large bowl mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
Once the milk mixture has cooled down, pour into the bowl with the egg, using your fingers to form a dough.
Knead for 5 minutes and place in a bowl, covered to rise for 1 hour.
Next, knock out the air and equally divide into six and roll into long finger shapes.
Place onto a lightly oiled oven tray, cover and leave again for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and brush the egg wash over the top of each roll.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until slightly golden.
It was my first time baking something without flour and eggs so I was really excited to see how they would turn out and if stay together properly. To my surprise they turned out great and didn’t break apart.
This recipe will be a delight to anyone, it’s different kind of like a mix between flapjacks and cookies but much better.
1 pack of digestive biscuits crumbled (as if you were making a cheesecake)
152g chocolate chips
98g dedicated coconut
128g mixed chopped nuts
170g maple syrup
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2. Melt butter and 1/2 the chocolate in a pan.
3. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the melted butter mix and maple syrup and combine.
4. Place mixture onto prepared baking tray and press down neatly.
5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins and then leave them to cool slightly before cutting into bars.
This recipe should make at least 16 bars, so you definitely have enough to share with friends and family 🙂
My parents really enjoyed them which was good. The maple cookie bars tasted delicious and were soft with a little crunch from the nuts!
I always remember my mum making saltfish fritters for dinner when I was much younger, it’s so cool now making them myself and they taste just as good.
The ingredients for fritters are very basic;
– self raising flour
– salt fish
– spring onions
It’s something easy to make especially if you don’t have a lot of food at home it’s like a super runny dumpling mixture and should fall straight off the spoon.I’ve added a bit of salad and sliced potatoe circles to make the dish more filling, its good to eat a variety of food in one dish because it means your body can get a great selection of nutrients.
They should be fried in hot oil for best results either in a frying pan or deep dutch pot. (A fryer works well too if you have one) I like to place them in the oven on a low heat once cooked to keep them warm.
They do take up a lot of oil so don’t eat to often 😛