First of all, warm-blooded-rat-trap update 1: He’s home. Meet Wally/Wallace. He’s not good with adults, children, other cats or dogs. I accidentally scared him because the pheromone spray that’s supposed to be used in the corners of the room to soothe him actually sounds like a cat hissing. It’s taken a day to show him I am not hostile. However, now he’s settled he’s eating, fairly affectionate, not disturbed by my stinking of chickens and coffee and starting to get playful. We ended up with this fiend of a creature because the non stray/feral cats ran away from Jon, while Wallace wanted attention off him. He was also apparently supposed to take weeks to settle, yet 48h in he’s happy to go about his business in front of us and can’t get enough of being patted.
However, I did manage to find the time to make a pizza for dinner. There are far too many tarts and with Jon’s birthday coming up, there will soon be crumble and cheesecake, so I opted against making another pudding.
Ingredients for the dough:
-450g self-raising flour
-1tbsp olive oil
-cold water as needed
Ingredients for the filling:
-300g tomatoes (crushed or paste equivalent)
-100g strong cheddar
-30-50 marjoram leaves
-mixing bowl and fork
-greased flat baking tray
1: Mix the flour, paprika, ginger and olive oil.
2: Add water, continually mixing until the dough is dry to touch but elastic and soft.
3: Roll it out with a rolling pin into the shape you want it, then throw or spin it a little to stretch it fully.
4: Place on the tray and allow to rest.
5: Roll up the crust. You can add a crust filling if you like.
6: Spread the tomato over the centre. Add the marjoram leaves.
7: Grate or slice the cheese and cover the centre.
8: Add the toppings.
9: Bake at 160C for 1h.