Using just under half of the pizza dough (I have written recipe down) you can add oregano and black pepper or whatever you want to taste and then knead the dough until it’s all mixed in.
Roll the dough into a sausage shape, not too thin but not too think and then cut into even sections as big or small as you want. Roll into balls and either press a hole in the middle or flatten them out. Place a lump of cheese of your choice (I went for mozzarella) in the middle of the ball or flat circle thing and then pinch it closed and reshape. I put some parmesan on the top and it was well tasty.
Oh yeah and I cooked it until they were firm and golden as golden looks to a colour blind person so I can’t really tell you… I guess you’ll know!
Anyway this just makes the pizza dough thinner and, in my opinion, better. More like a typical italian pizza. Plus I don’t like my pizza too doughy. 8 months ago
If you haven’t already noticed this is also an ongoing goal. I did bake for the original goal but I want to bake a lot and so I keep this as ‘completed’ but still open for entries. :) 8 months ago
If I wake up early enough (which I probably won’t- no regrets) then I might make some scones (cheese/Marmite and normal?) and some muffins and whatev.
Whatever seems pretty simple.
Only because mum’s back at work and it’ll give me something to do.
Have to be up at 12 or before though. None of this waking up at 2pm poppycock. 8 months ago
Definitely need to do a college bake.
Stuff for breakfast, to have in my lunch box and as a snack when I get home.
So I definitely want cheese and Marmite scones and I’d like to give the doughnut muffins another go (hopefully the jam won’t explode out of the bottom like last time: more mix on bottom and less jam?). I don’t want brownies I don’t think, they never come out as desired so perhaps some normal scones (easy and tasty as absolute fuck). Might also make some cookies or something. 8 months ago
Today I altered my pizza recipe a bit to see if I could improve. It was the best base and best sauce I have ever made so I will be remembering this for the future.Recipe for dough:To be made in bread machine
- 1 cup of water
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
- 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of rapid rise yeast
Water and oil go into the bread machine first. Followed by the flour (be sure to cover the liquid with the flour entirely) then make two ‘wells’ in two opposite (diagonal) corners and fill one with sugar and one with salt. Make a ‘well’ in the middle and add the yeast.Recipe for tomato sauce:
Set the bread machine to the dough setting and leave until the mixing has finished but the rise has started. Stop the cycle and start a new one. When the mixing has finished and rising started prepare the toppings.
I didn’t measure anything out but…
- Tomato purée
- Garlic purée
- I have some dried bolognese spices/herbs but these include pepper flakes, chilli flakes and garlic flakes.
- Dried oregano
- Black pepper
- a pinch of sugar
- enough warm water to make it ‘runny’ (easy to spread on the pizza)
Basically I just mixed it all up, tasted it to adapt where necessary and then: voilà!
Also a note for the toppings, I’ve discovered that cheddar and other hard cheeses are best on the bottom and soft cheese at the top. It’s good to sort of dry the mozzarella off so the pizza doesn’t get soggy.
Update: I noticed today that the crust I managed to create has a little hole in, maybe I could make a stuffed crust with this method. Though I’d have to get more mozzarella for that. 8 months ago
Today I made cheese scones, brownies, doughnut muffins and some bread! 9 months ago
Tomorrow (Monday) will be another day of tidying. Not my favourite job but it must be done! That might continue onto Tuesday, we’ll have to see. Though after I’m all done cleaning I have to bake some more scones and brownies (without the hazelnuts this time, I didn’t like the texture. Perhaps take them out of the oven earlier to make them gooier in the middle?) and possibly some cookies?
Will have to look more into this on Tuesday, definitely. 9 months ago
1) Gingerbread house
2) Cookies! 17 months ago
I remember baking snickerdoodles in my high school home economics class. They were warm, delicious, and simple. Sometimes it’s the simple things that taste the best. I wanted to bake some cookies yesterday that reminded me of crisp autumn days and warm comfort food-snickerdoodles fit the bill perfectly. What’s not to love about sugary buttery cookies rolled in warm cinnamon and sugar? I had every ingredient in my pantry for the classic cookies except cream of tartar, so a quick google search led me to this recipe that left that ingredient out:
The cookies came out wonderful; crispy and crunchy on the outside, and fluffy and chewy on the inside….perrrrrfect. And they are extra yummy with a tall glass of milk, great for dunking :) 18 months ago