Pizza Night


For the first weekend in so long that I can’t remember, we have nothing that we HAVE to do to any particular timetable.

So we decided to do together what we love best. Cooking. So Nigel has made bread a la Richard Bertinet.

Fougasse to test the oven temp
Fougasse to test the oven temp
The pizza dough resting
The pizza dough resting

 

 

Jordan is making two puddings; chocolate, cardamon and strawberry swiss roll, chocolate shortbread hearts, and I am making a sloppy joe sauce for the pizza, roasting off duck breast and making fresh passata.

Sloppy Joe in progress
Sloppy Joe in progress
Fresh Passata in the making
Fresh Passata in the making

 

This is my sloppy joe recipe;

500g of good beef mincemeat

1 teaspoon of olive oil

1 tin of unchopped tomatoes

2 tablespoons each of tomato ketchup and BBQ sauce (unusual for me I know!)

1 tablespoon each of Worchester sauce, dark brown sugar and Cider Vinegar.

Brown off the mince in a pan with the olive oil over a high heat, then lower the heat right down and add the remainder of the ingredients.

And the pizza-

Sloppy Joe Pizza
Sloppy Joe Pizza

 

Our other pizza’s included; Jords one, which comprised of salami, ham and cheese.

Jordan's pizza
Jordan’s pizza

Robert’s pizza had duck, ham, red onion, pesto, passata, pepper, salami, cheese and a little sloppy joe.

Robert's pizza pre-cooking and pre-sloppy joe
Robert’s pizza pre-cooking and pre-sloppy joe

Nigel and I shared a pizza, his half with sloppy joe, and mine with Sheridan’s goats cheese, and pesto added after cooking.  Delicious.

Combination pizza
Combination pizza

Desserts were really good, although we were very stuffed after the pizza!

Chocolate, cardamon and orange swiss roll with strawberries
Chocolate, cardamon and orange swiss roll with strawberries

And our first time making chocolate shortbread hearts

Chocolate strawberry hearts
Chocolate strawberry hearts

All in all we’ll all have to have a very good run in the morning!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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