I know - another recipe post, complete with crap photos - but tonight we had this for dinner and it was SOSOSOSOSOSO good, I had to share.
Earlier, I hatched upon a plot to cook the chicken I had thawed into - something. I searched for inspiration in my trusty Google search bar.
Google gave me half an idea, and then another half of an idea and then another half an idea and then a drift across a few non-related bits and bobs - and eventually, with about 5 tabs open, I decided to pick apart bits and pieces from here and there and just make something up - as you do.
- Easy Pizza Dough - I found this recipe from All She Cooks in my quest and used it. I have put a link because I don't believe in stealing. You will need flour, sugar, yeast, salt, oil and warm water to make it, and really it is just smink* it up and let it rest.
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp butter **
- 400g chicken thigh fillets
- 4 tomatoes
- 1/2 cup passata - I made some a few weeks ago (from all of my tomatoes) using Rhubarb Whine's recipe in the link
- frozen veges
- grilled eggplant
- oven-dried tomatoes
- About a cup of grated cheese - I used some Colby and some Parmesan because that is what I had
I first made the dough - and then went about my life for an hour or so. As I had used fairly old yeast and fairly unscientific hot water, I figured it would need time.
I put the pizza stones in a cold oven and then switched it on to about 200-220 (hot)
I then chopped the onion and garlic, and got it all soft and translucent in some butter - mmmmm.
The old yeast that I used meant that my dough took a long, long time to "double"!
I chopped the tomatoes and thigh fillets and added them with the passata into my pot.
I then split it into two pots - one for the kids with some herbs and frozen veges, and one for us with all the deli goodness that I could find.
Stir in the cheese.
Punch down the dough.
I cut the dough into about a dozen littler bits, rolled them out (with the "assistance" of a 3 year old...) and made a variety of shapes and styles with my calzones.
I cooked them in a hot oven on pizza stones until - well, until cooked.
I had leftover filling, so made a quick pasta for lunches tomorrow.
* My brother couldn't say "mix" when he was a tyke and it stuck. It is still in use 40 years later!
** because I STILL haven't been shopping for the olive oil
So - what was for dinner at YOUR house?
And do you have any handy pizza stone hints for me?