Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Best Pizza Recipe Ever!!!!

This is most definitely the best pizza recipe ever (it does exactly what it says on the tin!)! In our house Saturday night is pizza night and even our two boys join in with the making as well as the eating!

Here's the recipe and instructions. Obviously you can vary the toppings to suit yourself!

This is what you'll need:  1 sachet dry yeast (10g) ; ¾ cups lukewarm water ; ¼ teaspoon sugar ;  cups of flour ; pinch of salt ; tomato paste or tomato concentrate ; grated cheese ; sliced onions ; chopped peppers ; diced bacon (cooked) ; herbs

Step 1
Preheat oven to about 200C. In a small bowl, combine the yeast, sugar and lukewarm water together. Leave for 5-10 minutes until froth forms on the top.

Step 2
In a larger bowl, combine the flour and salt together. When the yeast is ready, combine this with the flour. Work together with a spoon and then your fingers until a soft dough forms.

If you like a thick pizza base then make 1 pizza out of this dough but if you like thin and crispy, divide it in half to make 2 pizzas!

Step 3
Roll out onto a floured surface until it's the size and shape you want. As you can see, mine isn't really any shape.....

Step 4
Place the dough onto a lightly oiled pizza tray (we use oven chip cooking trays). They have the holes in the bottom so the pizza base gets nice and crispy!! Then spread the tomato paste or concentrate all over the dough (including the sides).

Step 5
Add your cheese (we use normal strong cheddar), onions and other toppings. Don't forget a good sprinkling of herbs!

Step 6
Cook your pizza in the oven for about 15-20 mins. Check it regularly depending on your oven!
Once ready, open a bottle of wine and ENJOY!!!

Hope you like it!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Millie's Blanket - Ta Da Moment!

At last! It's finished! I still can't believe it .... so here it is.....TA DA!!!!!

Am I proud? Yes. So here's more blanket love.....

And here's the centre panel.....

A crochet flower .....

Some edging detail.....

And a few other details......

So what do you think? I'd love to hear your comments......

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Crochet Bag!!!

I've finished the crochet bag that I started only a week or so ago! Absolutely love it! Thanks so much Lucy ( for the pattern! Decided to line it in yellow so that it doesn't become the black hole of Calcutta!!! What do you think?

I already have another one planned in varying shades of favourite colour!

My Beautiful Roses.....

After a few summer rains, my roses have gone crazy.......

Monday, November 7, 2011

A little bit of crochet love ......

Just wanted to post a few pics of the crochet bag that I'm making from a pattern by Lucy on her blog at Attic24. Am nearly finished and am LOVING it .......

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wild Flowers of Kwa Zulu Natal

We've had some dismal early Summer weather here recently and whilst my veg are growing well, there's really nothing in the garden worth posting about. So, I thought I'd share with you some pics of a few of the wild flowers that can be found in and around my little bit of Africa. All of these quite literally grow by the side of the road.........Hope you like them!

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Maybe one day I will have all of these in my garden but they really do look spectacular when you see them growing wild.
It's tough living in such a beautiful place ........