MINI PARTY PIZZA’S

These are very simply made, due to the fact that a Grade 1 class will be eating them for their end of year school party tomorrow.  Normally I would put gourmet ingredients on top eg. sundried-tomatoes, pesto sauce, olives, chives etc. Ingredients: BREAD MACHINE PIZZA DOUGH Diced ham (or meats of your choice) Tomato paste…

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SHEPHERDS PIE

  500g Mince Beef 1 x brown onion Shallots or chives Fresh or dried herbs ½ cup plain flour ½ – ¾ cup stock 1 – 2 teaspoons of nutmeg or lemon rind Salt & pepper Oil 4 x Large potatoes – mashed Grated tasty or parmesan cheese This recipe is also good to hide other…

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HOME-MADE PASTA DOUGH

Made in the bread machine 220ml Water 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1½ teaspoons Salt 2 cups Plain Flour 1 cup Semolina When I make lasagne, I always make it with fresh pasta.  I also never just make one, but several at one time and the reason why I don’t buy the instant packet lasagne sheets (I would probably…

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HOME-MADE PITA BREAD

Bread Machine Recipe 1 cup water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 3 cups Plain Flour 1½ teaspoons dry yeast Put all ingredients into the bread pan in order as listed.  Turn setting to DOUGH.   Roll out into 20cm circles.   Line oven shelves with baking paper and pre-heat oven…

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BLIND BAKING – CHEAT WAY!

When cooking fresh home-made pastry, perhaps the first thought that comes to mind; “Oh, it’s too hard, every time I try to ‘blind bake’, it takes too long or it just turns out wrong”.  Well, I have the answer for you! FORGET the traditional way, this is just SO EASY!   Once you have made your SHORT CRUST…

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HOME-MADE EASY SHORT CRUST PASTRY

200g plain flour 100g butter 40ml water ¼ tsp salt Place the flour, salt and butter into a mixer, mix on MEDIUM (4 – Mix Master) setting, until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Turn off machine, and add the water.  Mix again on LOW (1 – Mix Master) setting.  Dough is ready when it comes together…

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HOME MADE PIZZA

  Ingredients: Bread Machine Pizza Dough 140g Tin Tomato Paste Tasty cheese Sliced tomatoes Sliced or diced capsicum Sliced mushrooms Diced Ham Diced Chicken Dried Basil Green Olives There is no rule to what to put on a pizza.  If I have left overs from the night before, I will use it on a pizza.  I…

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SPINACH HERB GARLIC FETA PIZZA

Ingredients: Fresh Pizza Bases or Lebanese Bread Tomato Paste Your choice of Spinach, Rocket or Fresh herbs. (parsley, oregano, chives etc) 1 – 2 gloves (crushed) garlic or 1-2 teaspoons Feta cheese Olive Oil 1 cup of grated tasty or Mozzarella cheese Sun-dried tomatoes (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Method: Prepare the pizza base  with a layer…

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