Saturday, 3 September 2011

Hello, and The Ship's Pizza Secrets Revealed


I have decided to start a blog where I will discuss my interests, including, but not limited to: shoes, shopping, thrift, books, eating, cooking, trivia, board games, giraffes and stationery. Probably there will be some Harry Potter as well.

Today my boyfriend gave me these lovely flowers. They came with this crazy rainbow elephant attached! He brought sushi as well, I didn't take a photo though so use your imagination. It was delicious.

In other news I made a delicious homemade pizza for dinner. I have a bunch of pizza-making tricks up my sleeve from working in a pizza shop, so if anyone is reading this, you are about to get the inside scoop.

I used the recipe on the pizza flour box for the dough, I think it was:

  • 220 grams pizza flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp dried yeast

  • 160mL lukewarm water

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Sift the flour and salt into your Kitchenaid bowl. Dissolve the yeast in a small bowl with a little bit of the water, then add the rest of the water to it. Make a well in your big bowl and tip in the yeast/water mixture, then add your oil. At this point I deviated from the recipe - instead of doing whatever complicated stuff the people at the flour company wanted me to do, I just turned on the Kitchenaid for 5 minutes. Then put the bowl in front of the heater with a teatowel over it until the dough is twice its original size.

When you roll out the dough, you have to put it on your pizza tray BEFORE you put the toppings on!!

You can buy special Pizza Sauce, but trust me, what you really want is regular pasta sauce. Spread it right to the edges then sprinkle cheese all over your pizza base. Then chuck on some sliced ham, corn kernels and caramelised onion, or anything you like I guess, and put more cheese on top. Put it in a hot oven 'til it's cooked (ten minutes maybe).

Eat the whole thing.

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