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RECIPE: Homemade Pizza

I hate buying frozen pizzas. I don’t even like ordering pizza in. I don’t know what it is, perhaps something to do with my being Italian in a former life. Well, I do gesticulate wildly when I speak, do I not?

As you know, I have zero time for the likes of waiting for dough to rise, so I love that yeast-free dough is A) better for your bum and B) requires no rising time. Recipe below!


  225g self-raising flour | 1/2 teaspoon salt | 60g butter | 150ml milk

  1. IMG_2202Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  2. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Pour the milk into the bowl and mix to a soft dough.
  3. Knead the dough and roll out into a large circle about 1cm thick. Place on oiled/buttered baking tray.



Well, you can obviously add whatever toppings you like! I went for passata tomato sauce for the base, followed by as much mozzarella cheese as I could squeeze on; chopped ham, tomatoes, mushrooms and lashed some dried oregano on top.

Bung in the oven for about 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and shove in mouth – enjoy!!


Recipe: Easiest Ever Flapjacks

Here’s a really simple and delicious flapjack recipe that I turn to regularly. I often add different flavours to the mix for a bit of variety – lemon or orange zest, a teaspoon of cinnamon or dried fruit all work brilliantly.

flapjacks265g porridge oats

150g soft brown sugar

165g unsalted butter

1 tbsp golden syrup

Line an 8 x 10” baking tray with greaseproof paper and pre-heat the oven to fan 180C. Tip the porridge oats into a bowl. Melt the sugar, butter and golden syrup over a low heat until combined, then tip into the oats and mix well. Press the mixture into the tin and bake for 15 minutes until golden on top. The flapjacks will be very soft at first but don’t worry – they firm up as they cool down.