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Pizza anyone…?

Well of course the answer would be yes for most of you. I mean, who doesn’t like pizza? The topping options are endless and only limited y your imagination.

I love my pizza, more so as I now make my own bases, and can easily scoff a whole one if I’m hungry. I would then end up feeling bloated and sludgy. I have all but stopped eating bread for the same reason. So I went off on the hunt for something that would satisfy my love of pizza but leave me feeling more comfortable afterwards.
I’d heard about cauliflower base pizza around my various internet haunts and after talking to a few people, went to our all time favourite search party and let Google find me a recipe.
Several months after finding one and saving it, I finally have the time ( and inclination) to make it.
The verdict? Thinking it will become my pizza for Saturday nights.
– several years ago I started family pizza night with either games or movies, and it’s stuck. I’m not allowed to change or get rid of it –
I will tweak it a little, but it was so easy, and I got it done in the time the regular dough spent rising.

Recipe: Cauliflower pizza base

Things I made my own – enlisting help from mr 10 with the choice of herbs, he gave me chili flakes, coriander and basil to put in the cauliflower mix and my topping was zucchini, mushroom, red onion and baby spinach.
And it was oh so good. And being so healthy could try and use it as a side, if only the rest of my boys actually liked cauliflower. And yes, they’re that fussy. But then, I eat just about anything and will try most things.






I’ve done it again…

Got my baking fix, that is.
I was going to say “here’s afternoon tea” but 3pm turned into 10.30, and it’s never too late or early to have a soft, fluffy cupcake or rich, fudgy brownie.

36 full size vanilla cupcakes with pink and yellow icing and a double batch of brownies done 3 ways – plain, dates and with cherries.

Recipe request.

I posted last week about some yoghurt cupcakes I made that were totally delish and said I would post the recipe to a reader who was very excited about them.
So for everyone who wants a super simple, delicious recipe for cupcakes that are a little different, follow on.
Taken from my favourite cooking site – Taste.com.au

Vanilla and Raspberry Cakes.
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1/3 cup castor sugar
1cup vanilla yoghurt – this is where I used my non thickened forest fruits yoghurt
80gr butter melted
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup frozen rasp – I had none so left them out. Didn’t miss them at all.
Icing sugar to dust.

Oven – 190C
Muffin tins – 3 x 12 mini muffins or 2 x 6 normal/Texas muffin tins

Mix dry ingredients.
Add wet ingredients, folding together.
Fold in raspberries, fill muffin tins.
Bake for 16-18 mins or til cooked.
Cool then sprinkle with icing sugar.

Best eaten the day baked. 🙂

Birthday Baking Bonanza

I made some yoghurt earlier in the week which for some reason doesn’t set the way it should. Weird, because the other I made at the same time set perfectly.
So I decided to see if I could cook with the fruity yoghurt, that was more drinking texture than breakfast food.

I found a lovely little recipe for vanilla cupcakes. Fi girding it won’t be a big change to use berry fruit yoghurt, I went ahead.
They really light and delicious. A berry fruitiness.

Then I had some bananas that needed using. As always.
Not wanting the usual boring banana cupcakes I found a chocolate banana recipe that looked pretty tasty.



Happy Saturday!

Birthday Baking

It’s dad’s birthday on Saturday and while it’s still only Wednesday, I will be really busy between now and then, so I’m going to bake today.
Two chocolate brownie marshmallow type slices.

Caramel Peanut Squares and Chocolate Cherry Brownies.

The brownies turned out beautifully, very tasty. They would be better if I was able to follow the recipe properly – dark chocolate and real fruit. I used milk chocolate, marshmallows and glacé cherries.  No complaints thought, there is definitely nothing wrong with them.


Caramel Peanut Squares.

Yeah, let’s not talk about those. A very tasty un mitigated failure.
I have no idea what went wrong, I did have to laugh when I saw what happened, but, oh, what to do. The caramel was supposed to be on top, mine somehow went all the way to the bottom, so now it’s a caramel chocolate upside down slice. And the caramel has not set, so it can stay in the fridge over night.
I seriously dislike my oven.

Happy Hump day.
Jen 🙂