Monday, January 17, 2011


You could say I started the new year off with a big slump. Not in a bad way. Just a lazy way. Too many New Years too fast makes me wonder whether I'm coming or going.

New Years  seem to be standing around every corner and jumping out at you these days. And before you've had time to be done with the old one you find yourself standing and talking to a new one. And wonder where the old one went.

Nevertheless, I made some of Jamie's pizza dough yesterday, rolled them out in discs, half baked them and stacked them in the freezer in plastic bags so that FMs could make their own pizzas when they're hungry.

But this morning I made a sweet pizza. A quick apple pie pizza. Apple slices cooked in a skillet with a knob of butter and some brown sugar, topped the pizza discs with them and gave them a quick basking in the oven. 

In what has seemed a long time I had a quick, guilt free, crusty apple pie for breakfast. It wasn't bad at all.

The recipe ~

Pizza crust recipe here (JO's of course). They are ever so easy and perfectly crusty!

Apple pie apples ~

4 granny smiths, peeled, cored and sliced into rounds (about 1/4 inch thick slices). Macerate the slices with a about 1 T of lemon juice and 1 1/2 tsp of cornflour. Mix well and leave aside.

A knob of butter ( a bout 1 T)
1/4 cup brown sugar

some apricot jam
a pinch of cinnamon
a pinch of salt
2-3 T of water

Melt butter in a skillet. Pour in the sugar and stir until sugar melts. Throw in the macerated apple slices and stir gently to coat the apple slices well. Cover and allow to simmer for about 7-8 minutes or until the apples are tender as you would like them to be. Add water if too dry.

Add a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Stir in to incorporate. The caramel from the butter and sugar should be thick.

Top two 6 inch pizza discs with the apple pie apples and dot them with small knobs of butter randomly.

Bake in a 180 C oven for about 20 minutes until the discs are golden brown at the edges and crispy and the apple topping bubbling.

I brushed the tops with some apricot jam to make them glowy, photogenic and glazey.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year to all my lovely visitors, to my dear friends and to my wonderful blog friends. I know. I've been slacking. But I've been up to something too. Here.  


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