Tuesday, January 22, 2013

PIZZA! FROM starch!

PiZZA! Who doesn’t like pizza? Most of us did! And still love it untill today!
Many times I think pizza need skills like throwing the dough up and down.. I can’t do that, for now *hopefuly sometime*. So I find a nice book (primarasa in Indonesia) than adjust some flavour to my home-made pizza. It only took 1/5 total time than making bread/ cinnamon roll like I”ve had made before. 

You can make a tiny –tiny pizza or muffin shape pizza or calzone (http://dpfarr.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/dsc_0006.jpg). Basicaly, anything and shape you want. Including the toppings? YES! From mozarella to cheddar cheese (easy melted). So you can make the toppings from the simpliest to the most complicated one. Fun? Yap! You can make this with anyone you love ^0^

Ingredients for the crust (for 30 cm pan diameter and thin crust):
-          233 g high protein flour
-          6 g instant yeast 
-          ¾ tsp salt
-          ½ tsp granulated sugar/ caster sugar
-          160 mL warm water
-          2/3 tbsp olive oil 

Ingredients for the toppings:
-          200 g button mushroom (dry preferably or any kind of dry mushroom)
-          100 g salami
-          100 g fresh cut bacon (not too salty like the frozen one)- low sodium, more healthy
-          ½ sliced onion
-          200 g grated pasrmesan
-          Olive oil for top
-          Tomato sauce (I use ready made, than add 2 chopped of clove garlic, ¼ tsp Italian miced herb, ¼ tsp grounded black peper, then heat them in a pan until boiled)

How to make the crust:
-          Put flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Pour warm water little by little and mixed until smooth. Then add the olive oil until the dough is soft.
-          Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap for 20 minutes until the dough reach 2x the original size. Push the dough to let the gas out then arrange the dough from the center to the edge of a pizza pan with hand. Coat the pan with butter first.
-          Bake the crust in preheated oven for 15 minutes at 200 °C 

To top the pizza:
-          Spread the tomato sauce evenly on the baked crust
-          Put all the toppings you like (I choose mine too thick, I recommend make the toppings thin so it won’t get watery inside the pizza).
-          Spread the parmesan and spray olive oil on top
-          Bake on the oven in the same degree as the crust for 15 minutes. Watch the cheese melts! Yummy!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mac n Cheese

Hearing mac and cheese sounds cheesy *LOL*
Usually the western one use a many type of cheese.But I made this one with things I have at home during Jakarta’s flood. It’s simple and don’t need a great chef to cook. You can put the rest if you don’t eat all of them and heat them on the oven the next day. 

·         1 liter water to cook the pasta
·         1 tsp salt
·         250 gr macaroni (any type)
·         3 tbsp butter
·         1 small onion
·         2 tbsp all purpose flour
·         650 ml milk (I use non-fat)
·         2 bay leaf
·         50 gr grated cheddar cheese
·         2 wiener sausage
·    1 tsp salt 
-     1 tsp white pepper powder

For garnish: 4 tbsp breadcrumbs

How to make :

1.        Boil water on the pan, add 1 tsp salt and put the macaroni.
Boil for 10 – 12 minutes, strain and set aside.
Heat the oven on 180°C.
Prepare 6 bowl and spread the butter inside the bowl.
2.       Heat  butter in the pan, put inside the onion, flour, and milk. Stir until thickened. After that, add the bay leaf, cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir evenly
3.       Put the sausage and macaroni and mix well.
4.       Put the mixed macaroni in the prepared bowl, and spread the breadcrumbs on the top.
5.       Put the bowls on the oven. Bake for 25 minutes.
6.       Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What to do with Last Night NYE left overs

What to do.... After last night dinner, I still got hundreds grams of black pepper raw beef, stocks of boiled potato, onions, sauce, and rice. Think...think..think.... Tadaaaa! Then is here along with my mom-in-law ideas:
1. Make a mash potato
2. Stir fried onion and beef
3. Re-heat the rice

Mashed potato:
- Press the boiled potato until soft but still got small crumbles (about 500 g)
- In a pan, put  4 tbsp cooking cream and  1 tbsp butter until it melted
- Pour the butter and cream on the mashed potato than add 1tbsp milk or more, to make the consistency that you like
- Add pepper and salt if necessary. Done!

Stir fried blackpepper beef :
- Chop the onions into quater inch thin
- Heat 1 tbsp oil on the pan then put the onions and cook nicely until golden brown
- Put the sliced beef and the ready made/ home made blackpepper sauce
- Stir until the beef is well done. Serve with rice/ left over veggies

Here you go! you have a nice lunch for the 1st day on 2013! Happy New year!