20 September 2011

Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge #5:

Hello everyone. Today is Tuesday and it is time for a new Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge. If you haven’t voted for you favorite Pudding and Desserts recipe, PLEASE go and VOTE here
Since all the my baking challenges so fare was something sweet I decided to have something savoury this week. So the theme is................

Italian Food!!!!!
Now don’t be scared off by not knowing what Italian Food is.
Any kind of Pasta, Pizza, Lasagna etc. You get LOTS of different pastas and I’m sure you and your family must have at least one favourite Pasta recipe!!
Now the PRIZE for this fortnightly Challenge is:

 Food Lovers’ 
Pasta recipe book!!!
This book is amazing! So many delicious, simple recipes for everyday cooking. This stylish cookbook will help feed your passion by offering a collection of delicious recipes that are straightforward to prepare, doesn’t require hours in the kitchen, and are also a feast for the eyes. 
Whether you are making a meal for two or entertaining to impress, you will love using these exiting recipes, and see great results every time!

Each mouth-watering recipe is clearly set out with a list if ingredients, preparation and cooking times, step-by-step instructions and a beautifully photographed serving suggestion.
My example is, my favorite meal, our Saturday night’s homemade Pizza!!

Makes 5 large and 5 small pizzas. (Sorry for the large amount, but I don’t have it smaller!)
 Ingredients for the base:
1.100kg refined spelt flour (or 900g all purpose flour)
8 eggs 
5 egg yolks 
3 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt 
100ml water.
The secret is not to let your dough be to though. Rather make it more sticky and kneed in some more flower than making it to stiff.

Tomato puree
Fried Chicken in a little butter and mixed with a dash of chutney
 Spaghetti Bolognese mince (you don’t have to have both chicken and Bolognese mince)
Pineapple cut in small cubes 
Tomatoes, if cherry tomatoes cut into rings, if large cut in cubes
Mushrooms cut into slices 
Green, red and yellow peppers cut in small cubes
Onions cut into rings 
Garlic cut in VERY small pieces mixed in a small bowl with a little bit of olive oil
Chillies cut in small pieces and mixed with a bit of olive oil (if you like it hot).
Olives cut in half 
Feta cheese cut in cubes
Mozzarella cheese
1 mix all the base ingredients in a strong stand mixer until well combined.
2 Take out of the stand mixer and kneed the dough, you can also add some more flour if needed.

3 Divide the dough into 10 pieces to roll into a thin round layer.
If the amount of dough is too much, you can bake the bases, and freeze the extra basis, until needed again (will save you time the next time!)
4 Punch holes in with a fork.
5 Put in the oven, that should be about 180 degrees C.
6 As soon as the sides of the dough starts to lift up, turn around. 

7 Repeat till the dough is strong and when you hold it, it doesn’t collapse.
8 Spread the tomato puree on, to your required taste.

9 Add some salt, and some dried thyme for flavour.

10 Start by putting on the mince and then garlic and chillies. Some of us like only chicken others like just bolognese mince and other half-half.
11 Add all your other ingredients, small things first and then to larger things.
12 Add the mozzarella cheese last.
13 Bake in the oven till the cheese is brown at the top. 

14 Serve strait away! Don’t through away left-overs, when reheated(in the oven and NOT the microwave) it makes a fantastic Sunday morning breakfast!

Yummy-yummy! The whole family loves it!
Now you show me your Italian food! It can also be pizza, if you want, or any other italian dish!!
-You can link-up using your blog or if you don’t have a blog, e-mail your entry to me.
-Create a post on your blog with the recipe and at least one picture of the finished product.
e-mail the recipe, with at least one picture of the finished product and I will enter your recipe in the challenge (remember to come back and check out your entry).
-One recipe per person/blog please.
-You are allowed to have help with your baking.
-Please use the blue frog below to enter. Be sure to add the link to your direct blog posting/recipe and not your whole blog as this makes it much easier to find your recipe. 
-Please comment on at least 3 other entries.
-Each recipe needs to be linked back to Heidi’s Crafts or has to have the button in the post.
-This is a fortnightly challenge, you have two weeks to enter.
-Entries need to be linked up by Monday the 3rd of October for this Italian food challenge.
-After the challenge has closed, I will announce the entries in a separate posting and you will be able to vote for your favourite recipe.
-You are all allowed to advertise anywhere you like for people to vote for you, on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
-I will have a personalized blinkie, specially for the Winner. As well as the prize!! I ship anywhere in the World!
-Age doesn’t matter, from little girls to grandmas are welcome to enter!
-The aim of the challenge is to encourage mothers and grandmas with their girls to enjoy making food in the kitchen, to share recipes, find new ones and have lots of fun together!

Baking Greetings!

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