On Saturday, I headed down to Freckles with some friends – including my friend Minette who is allergic to eggs and nuts. Thus why we went to Freckles – it’s vegan. I was trying to not be bias against vegan baking when I arrived, but once I had tried the cakes, I had to take my hat off to them. They had this amazing apple “meringue” pie.. and I have no idea how they made such an amazing substitue for meringue without egg OR dairy. I will have to ask and then update you all. I would recommend Freckled Heaven to vegans or non-vegans. Great cake!
Despite the glorious sun filled weather of last week, it seems to be the case that the weather has simmered back down to a more normal March climate – unpredictable and a bit chilly. Having just booked my flight to NYC (whoop whoop.. so excited) to see my bestie who is currently living there, the rest of this month is going to be pretty frugal. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring and hideous. Just perhaps less meat and more creativity is a must. An example of cheap deliciousness was the spinach and ricotta canneloni I made on Saturday for a friend’s “italian themed dinner party”. So lush. Recipe for that coming soon!
Also – has anyone else started watching True Detective? I am absolutely obsessed and I only started watching in yesterday. So dark, creepy but awesome. No spoilers please – I am only on the fourth episode.
I also made some easy but delicious and cheap pizza at the weekend: Apple, gorgonzola and cress pizza. NOMNOMNOM. It’s a great recipe for vegetarians who are tired of the normal combinations of pizza toppings!
- 500g plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp fresh yeast
- 325 ml warm water
- Gorgonzola cheese
- mozzarella cheese
- Thinly sliced apple
- chilli oil
- Place the flour and salt together in a bowl and mix together.
- Dissolve the yeast in the water and gradually add to the flour. Mix well until it forms a dough. Knead well for 5 minutes.
- Roll the dough into a ball with your hands and cover with a cloth for 5 minutes.
- Knead the dough more and divide into two.
- Knead each piece for a couple of minutes each and form into balls. Leave to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
- Roll the dough out with a rolling pin until it is about half a centimetre thick.
- Put the dough on an oiled baking tray: the edges must be a bit thicker.
- Place the toppings on top of the pizza (except the pomegranate which should be added later)
- Bake for about 10 mins in a preheated oven at 250°C
- Add the pomegranate and then serve hot