Brie En Croute (Brie in puff pastry)

This divine recipe is from eddieross.com and I simply HAD to share !!!

Amazing brie, topped with some of your favourite preserves, almonds and wrapped in puffed pastry then baked until golden. Serve with toasted french stick to scoop up the deliciousness within ❤ oh wow

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For the full recipe instructions and more amazing photo’s please check out the page link HERE

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Chicken Alfredo Pizza

I LOVE PIZZA !! I’m sure we ALL love pizza hahaha

I also love Buzzfeed and this wonderfully easy (my favourite kind) caught my eye just now.

I hope you love this post as much as I did.

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INGREDIENTS

Serving 8 ( hahahaha yeah right! )

1 pizza dough
3 tablespoons alfredo sauce
½ cup mozzarella cheese
½ cup cooked chicken
1 cubed roma tomato

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 450°F/230°C.
2. Roll out dough to about 10 – 12 inches in diameter.
3. Top pizza with alfredo sauce, chicken, and tomatoes.
4. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until crust is crispy and cheese is melted and 5. turning golden brown.
6. Garnish with parsley and cut into 8 slices.
7. Enjoy!

Check out Buzzfeed HERE to see a video of how it’s made.

Lasagne BABY !!!

This lasagne is the favourite of my eldest children, if I ask them what can I cook for them they’ll ALWAYS ask for my lasagne!

Perfectly cheesy with generous amounts of meat vs béchamel sauce – you can’t beat it!

Personally I don’t believe there’s a better lasagne to my lasagne hehehehe but we all think that i’m sure 😉

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Meat sauce ingredients

1kg Beef mince
1 Jar Passata (Italian cooking sauce) – plain with no additions inside
Half the jar from passata bottle of water
1 Can chopped tomatoes
2 Medium brown onions, finely chopped
3 Cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil for frying

Cheese sauce ingredients

60g Butter
2/3 Cup plain flour
Approximately 1.5 Litres of milk
1 Cup parmesan cheese

Additional

2 Cups mixed pizza or pasta bake cheese
1 Packet fresh lasagne sheets or make your own 🙂

Make the meat sauce

Preheat oven to 180-200C and have a large lasagne dish ready

Gently fry the onions and garlic until softened then add the minced meat, nutmeg, salt and pepper and cook breaking up beef lumps until all has changed colour. Add passata and diced tomatoes and the water, almost completely cover and cook on a heavy simmer, stirring regularly to prevent sticking until cooked and sauce has thickened.

Meanwhile the béchamel

Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour, whisk until mixed and the flour has cooked for a few minutes. Whisk in the milk and cook whisking regularly to prevent burning and lumps until thickened. Whisk in the parmesan cheese and keep mixing until thoroughly melted and blended.

Assembly

Take pasta sheets from packaging, wrap in gladwrap and microwave for 30 seconds to help them separate. They tend to stick together and tear otherwise!

Layer half of the mince sauce in the bottom of your dish, put a layer of lasagne sheets, cutting some of them to ensure the layer is completely covered.

On top of the sheets spread half of the béchamel, then add another lasagne sheet layer.

Repeat with the mince sauce and finish with a layer of béchamel. Sprinkle your cheese on top generously and bake until golden.

Let the lasagne rest for 10 minutes before serving so that the pasta can firm up a little bit then enjoy ❤

Stuffed Turkish Rolls

I LOVE these little delights!!

You can stuff them with any choice of filling, but my favourite mix is simply feta cheese, cheddar, mozarella and parsley. They’re so very moreish and great for breakfast or afternoon tea with tea or coffee.

Check out that gooey cheese stuffing!
Check out that gooey cheese stuffing!

Make your dough.

6 cups plain flour
1 Cup warm milk
1 cup warm water
1 cup vegetable oil
2 large tablespoons of yeast
1 tablespoon of salt
2 tablespoons caster sugar

Mix it up well and knead about 10 minutes until very soft and elastic. Cover and allow to rise in a warm spot

Now the filling

Mix up crumbled feta block, 2 good handfuls pizza cheese, a great heap of chopped parsley with salt and pepper. Mix it well

Cut dough into roughly equal portions then flatten and cup into your hand. Put stuffing in the flattened piece and close it up and roll into ball.

Brush with eggwash and top with sesame and blackseeds or black sesame if you can’t get the black seeds. Bake at about 190C until ready

Gozleme

I LOVE gozleme!! so easy to make yet sure to please the family as we can all choose our own fillings. Just like Pizza night =D

I hope you love this simple and delicious recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 8 g active dried bakers yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 Tbls caster sugar
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 200 ml hand hot water… approximately

Method:

Combine your water, yeast, salt and sugar in a jug until well dissolved. Stand in a warm place until foamy. Takes approximately 5-10 minutes.

( I use a stand mixer but you can use a bowl and do by hand )

Place your flour into the bowl of your stand mixer, attach the dough hook ( oil this to stop dough sticking to it ) add the yeast mixture and the Olive oil on medium-low speed until dough is soft and elastic… Add more flour a TBS at a time if dough is too sticky. It will take about 5 minutes to come together properly and be soft and pliable.

Turn out dough onto benchtop and form into a ball then put into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with glad wrap and put into a warm place to rise for approximately 1 hour.

Meanwhile prepare your fillings… Ideas below.

Turn out onto lightly floured bench top and punch down the dough and give it a fast knead. Cut into 4 serves.

Roll each piece dough into a 30 x 40cm rectangle. Place one-quarter of mixture over half of each rectangle. Top with feta and season to taste Fold dough over to enclose filling. Press edges together to seal.

Filling ideas:

Kofta…. Fry a very finely chopped small brown onion in olive oil and add 250grams Lamb mince. Fry a minute then add a TBS ground cumin, a TBS ground Paprika, small handful chopped fresh parsley, pinch of Ground chilli, salt and pepper. Fry until browned.

To the Kofta style mix you can add some baby spinach leaves or some Pine nuts, chopped mint leaves ….

Vegetarian ideas could be mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, feta cheese…. Using your favourite fillings.. I quite enjoy to fry a small brown onion in olive oil, add a chopped large tomato then a big few handfuls of baby spinach leaves. Add cheese on top before enclosing the Gozleme.

Cheesy Stuffed Bread

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We love this bread, I love the smell of it baking and the eating is just as good! I hope you like it too. My photo’s are generally iPhone 4s…. not much good for nice images but meh you do what you can do hahaha

Ingredients

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 2 tspn dry active yeast
  • 1 cup hand hot water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 Tbls caster sugar

Method

Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with paper.

Activate the yeast by mixing it with the sugar into the hot water, sit it in a draught free place for 10 minutes or until foamy.

Mix the ingredients by hand or with a stand mixer and dough hook until a soft dough forms and is smooth and elastic. put into a bowl that’s been oiled with olive oil and cover with a tea towel in a warm spot until risen.

Punch it down and then stuff with your choice of cheese ( Feel free to play with the stuffing adding olives or peppers etc… )

Top with Melted butter that’s been mixed with some crushed garlic, olives, halved baby tomatoes, some oregano or italian herbs and grated cheeses.

Bake until golden and cooked through.