Archive for the ‘Basic Stuff’ Category

Pizza Dough

Once you take the plunge and make your own pizza dough you wont want to ever go back to pre packaged pizza bases Ingredients: 4 teaspoons, (2x7g) packet dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 11/2 cups warm water 4 cups plain flour 2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil   Method: Place yeast, sugar and […]


Bechamel Sauce

This is a fabulous finish to many loved dishes of the Mediterranean and originated in France. Many people have a problem making this sauce however trial and error and never give up as it does become easier as you learn what to watch out for.  I never actually use quantities anymore however you can use […]


Chicken Stock

There is nothing more satisfying than to have a pot of chicken stock simmering away on the stove, especially in winter Not hard to make . I usually buy 3-4 chicken carcasses, put them in a big pot and cover with water. Add some chopped carrot, chopped celery and onion. Some black peppercorns and a […]

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