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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CRISPY COCONUT CHICKEN

I was going away for the weekend and realised I had some boneless chicken breasts in my fridge that I didn’t want to come back to. I definitely had to try something new, quick and easy. I really didn’t take any measurements for this recipe because I honestly didn’t think I would share it here, but it turned out really good so I decided to put it up for you guys! I remember I had four chicken breasts, a bowl with the wet ingredients (eggs and buttermilk) and a separate bowl with the dry ingredients (breadcrumbs and coconut flakes).

What’ll need:

Boneless chicken breast

Buttermilk

Salt

Pepper

2 large eggs

coconut flakes

bread crumbs

vegetable oil

Procedure;

Step 1: Slice the chicken breasts, season them (I only used salt and loads of pepper for mine) and set aside.

Step 2: Crack the eggs in a bowl and add some buttermilk (maybe 2 cups will do). Mix together and set aside. In a separate bowl add some breadcrumbs and some coconut flakes. Make sure you have way moreeee of coconut flakes in the bowl.

Step 3: Heat up some vegetable oil in a deep fryer or deep frying pan to 160oc. Make sure the oil isn’t too hot to ensure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Step 4 : Dip the chicken in the egg and milk mixture, then completely cover the chicken in the breadcrumbs and coconut flakes mixture. Place this in the pan to fry for a few minutes and allow to cool before serving.