I love a pizza, but it isn’t always practical to make the dough from scratch.
By getting yourself a packet of ready made puff pastry, you cut down so much time, and it’s really easy to divide the tarts into the sizes you want.
For this recipe, we made two tarts out of one pastry, and topped with the ingredients we wanted to replicate a pepperoni pizza – but you can fill it with whatever combinations you like!
- x1 ready rolled puff pastry sheet
- Basic tomato sauce for the base
- Half a red onion diced
- Half a standard Mozzarella ball
- Six-eight slices of pepperoni (or as much as you want!)
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- Chilli flakes options
- Preheat the oven to 200c
- Roll out the pastry, leaving it on the paper it comes with, and place it on a baking tray.
- Slice the pastry in half (or quarters if making four)
- Score (but don’t cut clean through) around a one CM boarder on each tart
- Now build…
- First spoon on your sauce (maybe some pasta sauce you made yesterday) and next add the onions
- Dot on the mozzarella
- Finally add the meat so this crisps up a bit
- Add a little salt and some pepper and the chilli flakes if using
- Cook in the top shelf of the oven for around 15 minutes but keep an eye on it
- After 15 minutes, use a spatula to gently lift under the pastry to see if it feels cooked.
This is a lovely recipe!
Everyone likes a pasta bake, but it’s so unsatisfying boiling pasta, opening a jar, stirring and baking.
This recipe tastes delicious, but involves you putting in a little bit more effort. You still feel as though you’re having a pasta filled, cheese topped naughty dinner, but you feel you’ve gone some way to deserving it!
You can find Kerryann’s tuna pasta bake by clicking here.
There’s nothing better than sticking a bird in to roast of a weekend, but when the warmer weather arrives and there are only two of you, sometimes the traditional roast, glorious as it is, doesn’t seem necessary.
Jamie’s recipe for roast chicken with cous cous is for four people, but it works absolutely perfectly for two with a delicious lunch for work the next day. It’s really simple, one pan cooking, and the flavours are great. It’s healthy, too.
So, I obtained a new cook book! As they say, start at the very beginning, it’s a very good place to start!’, so I did! The very first recipe in Marcus Wareing’s new book, ‘Marcus at Home’, is a cauliflower and spiced coconut soup. This recipe is dairy free, simple as anything and tastes delicious! I actually deviated slightly from the recipe in the book, but this is a really tasty starter, or with some lovely fresh bread, a lovely lunchtime meal – ideal for work, too!
Not my normal Sunday roast, but a bird in the oven and a smile on my face all the same!
Get a 1.2kg duck, rub it with salt inside and out, a sprinkle of five spice, and in the oven it goes on 170c for a couple of hours.
Every now and then, carefully spoon away the fat that comes out of the bird – this will help the skin to crispen up.
I like to let mine rest for a good 15 minutes or so, allowing all the juice to come out, before placing the bird on a board in the centre of the table and letting everyone pick their meat off and make their wraps.
This is a brilliant recipe to have up your sleeve because, not only is it simple and delicious, but it’s cheap and made up of many ingredients you may well have at home.
It’s warming, full of flavour and even the most novice chef can do it!
Access the recipe by visiting Jamie Oliver’s website here.
The start of the New Year always brings out the best intentions, one of which for most of us it to eat well.
This dish from JO is fresh, healthy and ridiculously easy to make.
You kind find the receipt here, and while mine doesn’t look like Jamie’s, it was a lovely little dish to knock up at home after a day at work.