A healthy soup to warm your cockles -Celery Soup…..
So today I was asked to make Calzone for 4 at Whirlikidz, Chepstow. The challenge was set, I did a bit of homework and promised I would have them delivered within 3hrs.
The Recipe was as follows
For the dough
- 225g/8oz plain strong flour, plus extra for dusting
- 90ml/3fl oz milk, warmed to body temperature
- 50ml/2fl oz water, warmed to body temperature
- 1 tsp dried yeast
- 25ml/1fl oz olive oil
- pinch salt
For the filling
- 150g/5oz cherry tomatoes, halved
- 200g/7oz buffalo mozzarella, roughly chopped
- 50g speck)
- 1 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
- 30g grated parmesan
For the dough, sift the flour into a bowl.
Mix the milk, water and yeast together in a separate bowl.
Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix together to form a dough. Knead the dough for five minutes on a floured and even service.
Add the olive oil and knead again to combine. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave somewhere warm for two hours.
Preheat the oven to 230C/450F/Gas 8. Place a baking tray into the oven to preheat.
Add the salt to the dough and knead again, then divide the dough into four equal portions and roll into balls.
Place each ball onto a floured work surface and roll out into 20cm/8in circles.
For the filling, place all of the filling ingredients into a bowl and mix together well.
Place one quarter of the filling mixture onto one half of each dough circle, leaving a 2cm/1in gap around the edge.
Brush the clean edges with water then fold the other sides over to cover the filling and pinch the edges to seal the four parcels.
Place the calzones onto the preheated baking sheet and transfer to the oven to bake for eight minutes, or until the dough is cooked through and the filling hot.
Each morning, I get asked by Jen, “What’s for dinner today”. I normally respond, “let me think”
So today I wanted a simple life as I was going out to see Chepstow Male Voice choir practice this evening. Burger and Chips it is……..
Of course you can buy your own baps from the bakers but I am going to make my own.
Now knock this out, meaning take out any air bubbles, then divide in to 8 baps
Leave these for another hour in a warm place, covered up with that same tea towel. Heat the oven to 180c then bake the buns for 20 mins. I brushed the buns before I baked them with an egg wash, this gives them a lovely shine.
I just happened to spot this Paul Hollywood recipe this morning, I thought, shall I, shan’t I? So, I checked out the cupboard for ingredients, I had them all, so it was rude not to.
These teacakes are TWICE the size of those bought ones, and they taste so much better.
I subscribe to two or three magazines, in the Baking Heaven magazine I came across English Muffins a week or so ago. Today I was feeling a bit under the weather and the only thing to do when I’m feeling low is to bake. Muffins it was then……..
not content with just a muffin, I’ve gone and made Eggs Benedict for breakfast.. DELICIOUS!!!