HOMEMADE PIZZA

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I’m amazed at how incredibly easy it was to make this! Literally cannot wait to make this a Saturday night staple at home when I have kids!… and the best part is you can always change the toppings. It’s like having ice cream with a different topping each time! I love it! I’ve always dreamt of having one of those homes where everything is homemade and I love that this recipe brings that to life. I hope you enjoy making this half as much as I did!

 

You’ll need:

  • 2 ½ Cups of flour
  • 1 tsp. of Salt
  • 7g of Yeast
  • 1½ cup of Warm water
  • 3 tbsp. of Granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of Olive oil
  • Some Italian herbs and spices
  • A 12” pizza pan
  • 1 tin of Dolmio sauce or Chopped tomatoes
  • Scotch bonnet peppers
  • Chopped onions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings (Chicken breast, Sausages, Bacon, Green peppers, sweet corn)

Let’s proceed;

Step 1: You want to start by preparing your tomato sauce. Chop some onions, garlic and scotch bonnets into small bits so they disappear into the sauce. Pour 2 tbsps. of olive oil on a pan, throw in the onions, garlic and scotch bonnets, fry this for a minute then add the tin of Dolmio sauce or tin of chopped tomatoes. Let this cook for about 5 minutes on low heat until it reduces to a nice thick tomato sauce then add some Italian seasoning and salt to it. Set this aside

Step 2: Prepare your toppings (You can use any toppings you want in this recipe, I’ll be using Chicken breast, Sausages, Bacon, Green peppers and Sweet Corn). Cut the chicken breast, bacon, sausages and green peppers into small pieces. Lightly season the chicken breast slices and fry them in a greasy pan until its done. Set this aside and fry the bacon and sausages till its crispy. Your toppings are ready!

Step 3: Now its time to prepare your pizza dough. I’ll be using a stand mixer but you can use your hand to mix this dough. Start by activating the yeast. Pour 2 spoons of sugar into some warm water and pour in a sachet of yeast into the water. Stir and cover it. In about 2 minutes your yeast should be activated. Pour this in a bowl and add in the flour, salt, 1 tbsp. of sugar, 1 tbsp. of olive oil, Italian seasoning, and mix this altogether. Knead the dough on a floured surface. Make sure your hands are glazed with olive oil while you’re doing this, It makes it super easy to knead. Spread the dough thinly around the pizza pan. Cover with Cling film and leave for 20 mins to rise.

Step 4: Its time to assemble the pizza! Preheat the oven to 220degrees. Start by spreading the tomato sauce all around the pizza base, then grate the mozzarella cheese all over and then ofcourse all the pizza toppings. Bake in the oven for 15minutes. And it’s done!

 

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Breakfast Burger

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The key to making your burger absolutely delicious and authentic is to not complicate things. You want to keep the flavours light and fresh so that they come together seamlessly to give that divine taste that’s to die for. When I think of the perfect burger I think about a BYRON burger. Perfectly crafted mouth-watering goodness! That’s what we’re going for!

You’ll need:

• 1 large egg
• Salt
• Black pepper
• All purpose seasoning
• Fresh tomatoes
• Sliced cucumbers
• Lettuce
• 1 slice of smoked bacon
• Ground beef / Beef Patty
• 1 slice of cheddar cheese
• Burger bun/ English Muffin
• Ketchup
• Mayonnaise

Directions;

1. Lightly season your ground beef with salt and pepper and a drizzle of all-purpose seasoning. Alternatively, you can get store bought beef patties that are ready to be grilled… this would save you time. Place your beef patty on a greasy grill pan and flip it every 2 minutes until it’s done.
2. Fry the smoked bacon and place on a kitchen towel, then fry the egg into a sunny side up, you want to get a runny yolk so try not to over cook this. Set this aside. In a bowl mix ketchup and mayonnaise and a bit of pepper until you get the perfect lump free consistency.
3. Slice some tomatoes and cucumbers and set aside. Now for the final step, Toast the burger buns on each side, then layer all your ingredients however you like. I like to serve this with some side fries as is customary ☺ but this is totally up to you! I hope you enjoy!

 

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