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December 2nd, 2013

Challah

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Well, this one was fun. Challah and fried fish was a regular friday night meal for us as kids. Mum used to go shopping at the Preston market on friday and buy butter-fish and challah, and would fry the fish in a pan with a coating of flour. Kate had never eaten challah, and I […]

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July 12th, 2013

Salami and buffalo mozzarella pizza

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I’ve been using another pizza dough recipe lately, one from Lucky Peach. It’s a bit of effort to make without a mixer with a dough hook (takes a lot of beating with a wooden spoon and a lot of messing kneading). It freezes really well though, so I have been making batches and freezing balls […]

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May 9th, 2013

Zucchini, goats cheese and garlic pizza

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I used a hard dutch goat cheese for this pizza (because that’s what we had), and I experimented with using the flatbread dough recipe for the base. It was pretty good, mostly because of the toppings—loads of crushed garlic, cheese, and thinly sliced zucchini. The base was a little on the crispy side for my liking.

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April 27th, 2013

Flatbread

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From the recipe in the Moro cookbook. The dough takes about an hour, they cook in around 5 minutes, and are much better than shop-bought flatbread.

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April 25th, 2013

Lavosh

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A bit more recent than the crab curry (hence the new kitchen). Home made lavosh crackers are surprisingly easy, and totally worth it (especially considering how expensive they are to buy). We’ve made them a few times. I’m pretty sure we used this recipe. Easy yes, but a little messy. I recommend an apron.

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January 29th, 2012

Leek and gorgonzola pizza

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I used to always make my own pizza bases when making pizza. Now I rarely do. Mostly it’s a time thing — we tend to eat pizza on a tired weeknight when we can’t think of what else to have. Luckily, our nearby gourmet supermarket sells some good quality, pre-made wood fired pizza bases. Not […]

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December 10th, 2011

Grillin’, grillin’

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Another one of our wedding presents was an awesome Le Cruset grill plate. It’s basically just a piece of cast-iron that you can place over any gas hob to create a grill surface. It’s one of my new favourite pieces of cookware. It certainly fills a need. This style of cooking is great: high heat, […]

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July 24th, 2011

Quick mushroom ‘pizza’

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Fried mushrooms, garlic, herbs; parmesan and cheddar cheese; pita bread. Not really pizza, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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June 22nd, 2011

No knead bread

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I tired out this recipe for no knead dutch-oven bread over the weekend – it was amazing – and super easy. You really don’t need to knead it, you just mix up the ingredients, leave them for 20 hours, fold the dough over and cook. I’ve made a lot of bread, but never been able […]

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January 21st, 2011

Chilli? Burritos? Tacos? I never know what to call Mexican food…

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I’ve been getting in to Mexican food lately (especially after eating at the excellent Los Amates), but having never been to Mexico, I don’t have any real conception of what makes “authentic” Mexican food or even what you are supposed to call things. Our local gourmet supermaket now stocks these delicious tinned chiptole chillies in […]

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