Culinary Corner

Today I attempted to make pizza. I ended up using Ciabatta bread mix for the dough, as couldn’t find ordinary white bread mix in the few shops I tried in the town centre. Will have to go to Morrisons to look for some. Things I have learnt: Ciabatta dough is ridiculously sticky. I had an inch deep layer of it cemented to my hands just getting it from the pan to the board. However, it is very effective as a pizza base once on the pizza stone. I cooked the base briefly first. The for the toppings: Passata, red onion, mushrooms, red pepper, sweetcorn, chicken, then cover in cheese. Cook. Nom.
I would’ve took a picture but we were hungry πŸ˜›
The best part? We only used half the bread mix and we have leftover topping left for either another pizza or to chuck in with some pasta.

I now have some popcorn covered in melted butter. I’m sure my arteries will forgive me soon.


Culinary Corner

So, I like cooking/baking. I like it lotses. Today, for example. I made bread in my breadmaker (FINALLY. I had it for Christmas, and it broke the first time I used it, my replacement came today I made a gorgeous plain white loaf.) and made tomato, mushroom and pepper soup to go with (its a variation of the tomato and bacon soup recipe found here I didn’t have bacon, so added bell pepper in it’s place. Very yummyful. and healthy, considering we’re having chinese tomorrow πŸ˜›
Another Christmas present I had was a pizza making kit. The bread maker has a ‘no bake’ setting, so I can make the dough in there, and then make pizza. Om nom nom. Its the 6 nations this weekend. England vs Wales is the second game. Pizza + Popcorn + rugby = awesome.

Soup and my boyfriend's bag

I have a habit of making soup at the weekends. This weekend I made tomato and bacon, and it was scrummy. Like, the best soup I’ve ever made.
Here’s the recipe, for those interested: